Gerry O'Connor & Dónal O'Connor

Fiddles and Piano

In a review of a recent gig, ROB ADAMS in The Herald said:


"O'Connor's touch, subtlety of tonal variation, richness of phrasing and melodic vigor are marvelous and he has the ability that comes with true greatness where he appears

to be doing very little when the music’s really moving, in both the pace and emotional senses. What’s more, he has passed his skills onto his son, Dónal. When father and son play fiddle together it’s like identical twins, and even when Dónal accompanies Gerry on electric piano there’s an obvious understanding between them"


Check out Dónal's myspace page:


and the band webpage at

 Three Generations of Fiddle Players.. Gerry, his mother Rose and his eldest son Dónal at the launch of Gerry's solo album  "Journeyman" Dónal co-prouced and played fiddle and piano on the album. Photo taken in The Spirit Store , Dundalk , October 2004

I am an Irish fiddle player, music producer and label owner of Lughnasa Music. Please check out on my projects page the various activities I am presently involved in;  these include performing, teaching, arranging and producing.


 A selection of CDs are available from the Store, including Lá Lugh, Skylark, Journeyman and all more recent projects on which I am working: Oirialla, Jig Away the Donkey and a live Duo album with longtime musical partner, Breton guitarist Gilles le Bigot .


The long awaited album Bilingua by Eithne Ní Uallacháin is now available at Gael Linn label. Please visit Eithne's website for lots of photos and details abouth Eithne's life and her music. 


Recent developments include the publication of Cathal McConnell's song collection "I Have Travelled this Country" and, in collaboration with Fintan Vallely, we have created a mixed media one hour concert presentation of Fintan's  "Companach", the definitive Encyclopedia of Irish Music.


I continue to play as guest musician with  the wonderful White Raven vocal trio  and the celebrated and highly successful veterans of the Irish folk music scene The Irish Rovers. Check out these activities under Projects. 


I also manage a business in Violin Restoration and Sales under O'Connor Violins.


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