Dom Martin: “You got beat up for playing guitar where I came from, so it was always very insular learning how to play”

Dom Martin
(Image credit: Jim Heal)

Belfast-born Dom Martin is fast becoming known as the heir to legendary Irish guitar hero Rory Gallagher.

Universal invited Dom to perform an acoustic set to launch the 50th anniversary edition of Rory’s classic album Deuce in 2021. Dom recently embarked upon a UK acoustic tour, and has electric dates lined up for October.

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Jenna Scaramanga

Jenna writes for Total Guitar and Guitar World, and is the former classic rock columnist for Guitar Techniques. She studied with Guthrie Govan at BIMM, and has taught guitar for 15 years. She's toured in 10 countries and played on a Top 10 album (in Sweden).