Dennis is a true by product of his upbringing in Miltown Malbay,
Co. Clare. Dennis was born in the South Bronx, in New York City. Both of his parents, who originally hailed from Co. Clare, decided
to move back to Miltown when Dennis was 2 yrs old.
Growing up he was surrounded by the great sounds of traditional Irish music that define
Co. Clare. It was not until he returned to New York as a teenager that Dennis actually began to play music.
Once he began to play the guitar Dennis was hooked, music
would become his #1 passion. It was not until Dennis first heard Dermot
Henry, the great singer/songwriter from Co. Sligo, that he launched himself into the Irish music scene
in New York. To this day Dennis considers Dermot as one of his greatest influences.
many years of being in hugely successful local bands in the New York Irish scene, Dennis is now branching out on his own.
has just released his first solo CD entitled “Dennis Gallery & Friends” on his own label “Snow Baby
“Friends” part of this CD is an impressive list of some of the finest musicians in the Irish/American music scene.
by multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Donohue, this CD highlights Dennis’s love of singing ballads, and of his great love of traditional Irish music. Gabriel who
has toured with “The Chieftains”, “Cherish The Ladies”, “The Clancy Brothers” and “Eileen
Ivers” plays many instruments on the CD, and influenced many of the arrangements.
featured on several tracks is Joanie Madden the leader and driving force behind the internationally acclaimed “Cherish The Ladies”.
As Dennis moves into
yet another phase of an already impressive and enduring career in the field
of Irish music he hopes
that this will be just the first in a long and successful recording career.