The Tradition Club

with Kevin Conneff, Paul McGrattan & Gilles le Bigot

The line-up features multi grammy award winner Kevin Conneff of The Chieftains on vocals and bodhrán, Dubliner Paul McGrattan (The Frost is all over, Keelwest, Beginish) on flute, Dundalk maestro Gerry O'Connor on fiddle (Lá Lugh, Skylark, Journeyman) and Breton guitar virtuoso Gilles le Bigot (Skolvan, Barzaz, Empreintes) on guitar and tambura.

 

The Band's repertoire comprises traditional music and song from Ireland and Brittany with some Scottish material added for good measure.

 

"The Tradition Club" , based in Slattery's bar, Capel Street Dublin, was the mecca for Traditional music lovers during the 1970's and 80's. Paul, Kevin and Gerry spent many nights both as performers and also as listeners here in the company of Ireland's finest musicians and singers.

 

Whilst juggling with the busy individual touring schedules, the band are currently recording on their debut album, 

 

Suitable for Festival and large concert work in Ireland, subject to Chieftain commitments. Recording an album at present.

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

 

 

06 John Jo Gardiner and Gerry Seisiún 1974.jpg

Seisiun was a traditional music, song and dance carbaret first produced in Dundalk by Rory Kennedy in 1972. As part of the show John Joe Gardiner and me would play a duet piece; often the "Star of Munster and the Boys of the Lough." Crowds of up to 500 people came to the show in the summer months of 1972 -75 when I was in the show.