Oirialla

Drawing on the rich musical heritage of the Oriel region, Gerry O'Connor, Nuala Kennedy, and Martin Quinn are  joined by Breton Guitarist Gilles le Bigot to showcase local songs and tunes many of which have not been recorded before.  The album  was released in early 2012. With strong influences from Scotland and Europe, Oriel music has developed as an eclectic mix of rhythms and melodies with strong poetical lyrics to the regional songs. 

 

A concert programme featuring the musical traditions of South Ulster with Martin Quinn (Accordion), Nuala Kennedy (Flute and Songs) and Gilles le Bigot (Guitar)

 

Visit the Oirialla website;  www.oiriallamusic.com

 

This Band is now available for Festivals, tours and concerts.

 

Recent performances include Celtic Colours (NS, Canada), St Poelton Baroque Festival (Austria), Rheinfgau Festival (Germany)

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

 

 

Buíon Cheoil Dhun Dealgan faoí 18

CCE Dun Dealgan U 18 Céili Band , All Ireland Champions 1967,1968 &1969. In 1969 I had been put in charge of the u14 band.. we won that year with the u14 band also..