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The Rory Gallagher Music Library provides music books, scores, CDs and DVDs, in all genres, classical, choral, traditional, jazz, contemporary, rock & pop for lending, reference and archival purposes.

In 2004 the music library was dedicated to Rory Gallagher and renamed The Rory Gallagher Music Library. Rory Gallagher is widely recognised as one of Ireland’s greatest musicians. From his time with Taste, formed in Cork in the1960’s until his untimely death in June 1995, Rory, having started out as his brother Donal says a student of the blues became a master of the form. Rory’s own musical tastes knew no bounds, although his love of the blues was central to his life and art. Rory’s song writing has its roots not only in the blues, but also in the many crime novels which Rory, a voracious reader carried with him on tour.

Rory Gallagher's Platinum Disc for 'Live in Europe' proudly on display among other unique Rory related artefacts in the music library which bears his name.
Rory Gallagher’s Platinum Disc for ‘Live in Europe’ proudly on display among other unique Rory related artefacts in the music library which bears his name.

Naxos Music Library

If you’re a member of Cork City Libraries, then you’re also a member of Naxos!

Use your Cork City Libraries membership card to log in and discover a world of music! Simply follow the link and enter the barcode from your library card in the ‘Passcode’ field on the top-left of the page.


What is Naxos?

Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online offering over 1,754,000 tracks of Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. It includes the complete BIS, Chandos, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos, Ondine and selected titles of other leading independent labels, with over 1,000 albums added monthly.

Rory Gallagher Music Library
57 Grand Parade
Cork City
Republic of Ireland


Executive Librarian: Mary FitzGerald


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Mural on South Main Street, Cork.
Mural on South Main Street, Cork.