Cathal is truly a man of music. He is a world-renowned singer and musician and a founding member of the Boys of the Lough. His decades of singing and collecting are reflected in this book and accompanying audio DVD of 123 songs. It is a remarkable contribution to traditional music. Compiled by Gerry O’Connor, edited by Síle Boylan and recorded by Dónal O’Connor

 

    For more informaton and to purchase this collection please visit    

                             www.cathalmcconnell.comI

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.

 

You can contact me at gerryfiddleoconnor@gmail.com.

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Thank you for taking the time to visit the site.

 

    Gerry

 

 

Gerry in phone box

During the Willie Clancy in the 1990's I would be asked how my sister Eilish was getting on in Australia, whee she was then living. One night , after a good session in Conways of Mullagh , on being evicted rom the ber I decided to ring Eilish up and play her a few tunes and have some friends find out for themselves how she was getting on in Australia to her in Australia .. all in 50 pence coins