New EP and single from Rory and The Island

DONEGAL artist Rory and The Island will release his highly anticipated new EP ‘Centre Comes Together’ tomorrow on Irish indie label Voices of the Sea.

His new single ‘Living The Dream’ is also set for release on the same day.

Rory and The Island is set to tour across Ireland this coming December and January, performing songs from the new EP and previous albums. Tickets are on sale now via


‘Centre Comes Together’ is a four track EP and a direct follow up to ‘Centre Falls Apart’, the album released by Rory Gallagher earlier this year. The album received a fantastic reaction with three singles charting at number one on iTunes Ireland alongside RTE Radio 1 and Ocean FM making it their album of the week.

“I’m buzzing to release my new single Living the Dream,” he said.

“It’s one of the strongest melodies I have ever written and I like the double meaning of the lyrics which casts a cold eye on the double edged sword that is Social Media. This EP also contains three leftover songs from my album sessions which I reworked as they just were not right at the time.”

FLASHBACK: Rory Gallagher pictured with Sarah Moran, Laura Foody, Bridget Moran and Patrick Moran before watching the Donegal v Down Ulster Championship semi final in Rory’s Island Bar, Lanzarote.

Previous to Rory and The Island, Rory Gallagher was the lead singer and bassist with Irish Meteor award winning group The Revs from 2000 to 2007 – before relocating to Lanzarote where he and his wife opened The Island music bar. He and his family then moved to Scotland in February 2020 to open a new live music bar in Edinburgh. Unfortunately they never reached their official opening night due to Covid.

After the lows of losing a live music bar in Edinburgh Rory Gallagher is now opening a new one in his old stomping ground of Puerto Del Carmen in Lanzarote.

“It’s crazy to think at one point I was doing delivery driving for Amazon in 2020 and now I am able to release brand new music, tour and open another live music bar in 2023. It’s absolutely brilliant,” he added.


Rory’s Corner Bar will officially open in late January 2023.

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