I've had the amazing good fortune to work with some of the best musicians anyone could hope for, most of whom are nestled here with me in the Lancashire hills.
Thanks must go firstly to Boo Long for being someone magical and inspiring for everyone, Mick Wright, endlessly creative and a genius on the guitar, John Kierans for seeing what he saw in the beginning, Lindsay Riley for all that time you spent on those Broux songs, and finally Dave Morley and Phil Gleave, thank you for your inspired contributions to the music.
Thanks to all the recording engineers I've worked with on these albums. Such great patience and consideration. Thanks for navigating the sounds and all those crazy buttons!
The Secret Irwell
Leon Phythian @ Futureworks, Salford.
Tom Winstanley @ Rosemount WMC.
Simon Archer @ 6db Studios, Salford.
Also featuring the engineering skills of Bryan Faud and Mick Wright.
Recorded by Simon Archer @ 6db Studios, Salford.
Mastered by Michael Donolrio @ Sweet Sounds.
For full album credits, please visit the discography here: https://rosegreenwood.bandcamp.com/music
The Secret Irwell.
The photo on the front cover was taken by Rachael Barker, who spent all afternoon and evening taking hundreds of photos of me for nothing but a glass of wine and good company. Those photos are a goldmine, Rachael, thankyou so much. The main photo on this website's homepage is also taken from that session.
Peter Weller and I headed up to the Long Causeway, Kebs Road, in Todmorden, for a windy photoshoot probably ten years ago now. The location was no accident. The Sportsman Pub used to be up there, which was where I found myself at my very first live gig just three weeks after buying my first guitar. Pie were playing (Boo Long, Brian Eastwood and Joe Caswell), and it was the beginning of a whole new world for me. Thanks goes out to Irwell Pete for capturing that time so beautifully.
Here I want to pay homage to the photographers who have followed me around in one way or another, or met me at a gig or a festival here and there, and have given me permission to use their shots on my website and social media. I love you guys! I wouldn't have been able to put all this together if it wasn't for you. Thank you.
John Gallagher https://citizengallagher.wordpress.com/
All the photos in the gallery are credited individually, so if you need a photographer for your event feel free to browse and contact those whose work you enjoy.
Thanks to the most talented and generous artist, Stewart Johnson, for painting the Broux's Primordial Moonshine front cover. It will hang in my living room forever.
Thanks also to Rowan Greenwood for always having something constructive to say on the alignments. You've got a great eye and you're not afraid to say so!
To anyone who ever went to Bacup Folk Club, you beautiful people are unparalled anywhere and I love you.
To everyone who keeps the independent music scene alive by putting on gigs and live events, you all know who you are.