Gerry O'Connor

Gerry O'Connor

Gerry "Fiddle" O'Connor (born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland) is a traditional Irish fiddle player.

His family has played fiddle for at least four generations and Gerry learned his music from his mother, Rose O'Connor, and also from hand-written manuscripts passed down through the family.

He later came under the influence of John Joe Gardiner, the great Sligo fiddle player, who lived in Dundalk for many years. Gerry's performances concentrate on long forgotten tunes from his home area in the North East of Ireland, many of which were recorded on his 2004 album, "Journeyman".

In addition to his solo performances and recordings, O'Connor is a founding member of two bands: Skylark (who have recorded four albums) and La Lúgh (whose album "Brighid's Kiss" was voted album of the year in 1996 by readers of "Irish Music Magazine").

Gerry is also an established fiddle repairer and he concentrates on this work when he is not touring. He now lectures in traditional Irish music at the Dundalk Institute of Technology and is regarded as one of the most disciplined and respected teachers within the facultyFact|date=March 2007. He has sometimes been confused with a banjo player of the same name, and hence adopted the name Gerry "Fiddle" O'Connor.

Discography:

* Gerry O'Connor & Gilles Le Bigot - In Concert, 2005
* Journeyman, 2004

With Skylark

* Skylark, 1987 (Claddagh Records)
* All of It, 1989 (Claddagh Records)
* Light and Shade, 1992 (Claddagh Records)
* Raining Bicycles, 1996 (Claddagh Records)

With Lá Lugh

* Cosa gan Bhróga", 1987 (Gael Linn)
* Lá Lugh, 1991 (Claddagh Records)
* Brighid's Kiss, 1996 (Lughnasa Music)
* Senex Puer 1998 (Sony Music Entertainment)

Other Albums

* The Celts Rise Again, 1990 (Green Linnet)
* Bringing it all back Home, 1991
* Musita 1987-94, 1995 (Ribium)

External links

* [http://www.gerryoconnor.net Gerry O'Connor official website]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gerry Ritz — (né le 19 août 1951 à Delisle, Saskatchewan) est un homme politique canadien ; il est actuellement député à la Chambre des communes du Canada, représentant la circonscription saskatchewanaise principalement rurale de Battlefords Lloydminster …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gerry Niewood — (* 6. April 1943 als Gerard Joseph Nevidosky in Rochester (New York); † 12. Februar 2009 in Clarence Center (New York)[1]) war ein Jazzmusiker (Altsaxophon, Tenorsaxophon, Flöte und Klarinette). Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Wirken …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gerry Leonard — (* in Dublin) ist ein irischer Studiogitarrist. Leonard arbeitete in einem Dubliner Aufnahmestudio (wo er u.a. ein Demotape der sechzehnjährigen Sinead O Connor aufnahm) und studierte dann fünf Jahre klassische Gitarre. 1989 ging er nach… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gerry Ryan — For other people named Gerry Ryan, see Gerry Ryan (disambiguation). Gerard Ryan Gerry Ryan pictured at the opening of the Grand Canal Theatre in March 2010, the month before his death. Born Gerard Ryan 4 June 1956 …   Wikipedia

  • Gerry Garvan — Football player infobox playername= Gerry Garvan fullname = Gerald Garvan nickname = dateofbirth = cityofbirth = Dublin countryofbirth = Republic of Ireland position = Midfielder youthyears = youthclubs = years = 19xx 19xx 19xx 19xx 19xx 19xx… …   Wikipedia

  • Gerry Byrne (politique) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gerry Byrne. Gerry Byrne en 2010 Gerry Byrne (né le 27 septembre 1966 à Corner Brook, Terre Neuve e …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gerry Owens (musician) — Infobox musical artist Name = Gerry Owens Origin = Dublin, Ireland Instrument = Vocals,Guitar, Synthesizers Genre = Industrial rock/Synth Rock Occupation = Musician Years active = 2000 present Label = Black Cell Recordings, Tiedruck Musik,… …   Wikipedia

  • Death of Gerry Ryan — Gerry Ryan at the opening of the Grand Canal Theatrein March 2010 The sudden death of RTÉ broadcaster Gerry Ryan occurred on 30 April 2010. He was 53. Ryan had been presenting The Gerry Ryan Show since 1988 and at the time of his death had the… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Lieder von Sarah Connor — Dies ist eine Liste der Lieder der deutschen Sängerin Sarah Connor. Aufgelistet sind alle Lieder der Alben Green Eyed Soul (2001), Unbelievable (2002), Key to My Soul (2003), Sarah Connor/Bounce (2004), Naughty but Nice (2005), Christmas in My… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bud O'Connor — Herbert O Connor Données clés Surnom Bud, Buddy[1]. Nationalité  Canada Né le …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”