What I like about Rory is that he is one of the few who has managed to "make it" while staying true to himself. Especially if you understand the circumstances of growing up in Ireland among the unrest of Belfast. While he was famous enough outside of his homeland and could have easily avoided what was going on, he always found time to return home to the hornet's nest.
Also, his music was always the focus, not being hung up on stage appearance, but the latter was still appealing enough to draw someone in who perhaps was not a guitar freak. He even shunned releasing singles, much to the annoyance of his record label. Not bad for a musician who grew up without even a record player in his childhood home.
I know his videos tend to be very long, but I had to include two because they are my favorites because I identify with both of them. Those are Moonchild (the shorter of the two and my absolute favorite) and Tattoo'd Lady. If you know me, you know why I chose them. If you don't, well, get to know me!