Teaching, 2012- 2005

 

2011 – 2013 Drogheda Traditional Music Initiative

(design & implementation of 30 week course in fiddle and tin whistle for primary school children through medium of Irish language)

 

2012 Tutor & Performer at Meitheal Residential Summer School, Villiers School, Limerick.

 

2005 - -2010 Part Time Assistant Lecturer in Traditional Music: Theory and Performance at Dundalk Institute of Technology

 

2007 - date Visiting Lecturer on Traditional Music Masters Programme at University of Limerick

 

2007 - 2010 Lecturer and Fiddle Tutor at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin

 

2000- date Fiddle Teacher at Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare

 

2006 & 2007 Fiddle Teacher and Lecturer at Swannanoa School of the Traditional Arts, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC, USA

 

2007 Visiting Fiddle Tutor to Undergraduate Traditional Music students at University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

 

2006 Fiddle Tutor at the National Folk Festival, Canberra, Australia

 

2005-2011 Artistic Director and Teacher at Ceol Chairlinn, Winter School of Traditional Music and Song, Carlingford, Co. Louth

 

1985 - Date Numerous weekend teaching festivals in Ireland, France, Germany, Finland,, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, and UK.

 

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.

or on facebook

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit the site.

 

    Gerry

 

 

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