Rostrevor Folk Club at Crawfords – Gerry O’Connor & Friends, Monday 23rd Sept @ 8pm

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April 18, 2019
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Rostrevor Folk Club at Crawfords – Gerry O’Connor & Friends, Monday 23rd Sept @ 8pm

Also featuring Gino Lupari and Tony Byrne

Gerry O’Connor may be the single best four string banjoist in the history of Irish Music.” Earl Hitchener – music critic for the Wall Street Journal.

Gerry O’Connor played in several high-profile bands before joiningthe band Four Men and a Dog in 1992, the first Irish band to win UK Folk Roots album of the year. Over 12 years they made four albums and became one of the most popular Irish trad groups on the touring circuit worldwide. Highlights were performing at the Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996 and recording and touring with rock and roll legends the Band. Between tours Gerry did countless recording sessions in Dublin for many artists, including Christy Moore, Bonnie Tyler and the ‘Lord of the Dance’ soundtrack.

He joined The Sharon Shannon big band in 2008, recording two CDs and two DVDs. The song ‘The Galway Girl’ became the most downloaded song in Irish music. Following the death of friend and banjo legend Barney McKenna, Gerry guested with The Dubliners on their 50 years anniversary tour. That year The Dublin Legends were born and continue to carry on the legacy and spirit of The Dubliners.

Gino Lupari is one of Ireland’s most respected bodhran players. He was a founder member of Four Men and a Dog. Gino is also a great singer and has recorded vocal tracks on all of “the Dogs” albums. He has recorded with Sinead O’Connor, Shane McGowan and on the ground breaking album from Declan O’Rourke. Outstanding guitarist Tony Byrne, can also be heard on albums by Sinead O’Connor, Shane McGowan and Declan O’Rourke.

Tickets £10 can be purchased in the bar or by card by calling 02841739911

Price includes refreshments and finger food, served during the interval

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