Gerry O’Connor
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Gerry O’Connor

Gerry O’Connor Biography (Wikipedia)

Gerry O'Connor (born in Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland) is a traditional tenor banjo player. As Earl Hitchener (music critic for the Wall Street Journal) said, Gerry O'Connor can be considered at the moment "the single best four string banjoist in the history of Irish Music". He also plays mandolin, fiddle, guitar and tenor guitar.

O'Connor released four solo albums and his third one, titled "No Place Like Home" was named by Irish Times as Number 1 Traditional/Folk album of the year in 2004. After the sudden death of banjo player Barney McKenna on 5 April 2012, he entered The Dubliners to complete the planned tour, until the final shows at Vicar Street in Dublin, on 28/29/30 December. Barney McKenna himself said, about Gerry O'Connor: "He's my best pupil ever". Together with Eamonn Campbell, Patsy Watchorn and Seán Cannon, Gerry O'Connor plans to keep on touring in 2013 as "The Dublin Legends".

In addition to his solo performances and recordings, O'Connor is a member of Four Men and a Dog. He also worked on Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance" soundtrack and guested over the years with many famous Irish artists such as The Waterboys, Mary Black, Arcady, Moya Brennan, Luka Bloom, Sharon Shannon and performed for US President Bill Clinton in Belfast during his historic visit to Ireland. More recently he has guested on Christy Moore's new album Folk Tale from 2011.

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CAM A' LOCHAIGH/TRIP TO DURROW/TOM WARD'S DOWNFALL/SHEARING THE SHEEP
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CAM A' LOCHAIGH/TRIP TO DURROW/TOM WARD'S DOWNFALL/SHEARING THE SHEEP
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Tom Billy's Jigs
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Tom Billy's Jigs
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Song For Pj
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Song For Pj
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O' Mahony's Reel
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O' Mahony's Reel
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The Chicken's Gone to Scotland Set: The Chicken's Gone To Scotland?Kitty The Hare/Jim Irwins
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The Chicken's Gone to Scotland Set: The Chicken's Gone To Scotland?Kitty The Hare/Jim Irwins
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THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY/THE SAILOR ON THE ROCK
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THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY/THE SAILOR ON THE ROCK
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George White's Favourite/High Drive/Fiach's Fancy
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George White's Favourite/High Drive/Fiach's Fancy
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The Bucks of Oranmore, The Bag of Potatoes
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The Bucks of Oranmore, The Bag of Potatoes
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Devaney's Goat/Dr Gilbert/Richard Dwyer's Reel
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Devaney's Goat/Dr Gilbert/Richard Dwyer's Reel
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The Reconciliation
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The Reconciliation
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Bag of Spuds/Copper Plate
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Bag of Spuds/Copper Plate
Eithne Ní Uallacháin
Ag Bruach Dhun Reimhe
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Ag Bruach Dhun Reimhe
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FUNK THE CAJUN BLUES
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FUNK THE CAJUN BLUES
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Wind That Shakes the Barley
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Wind That Shakes the Barley
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Rory's Reel / Conor's Capers / O'Regan's No. 1
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Rory's Reel / Conor's Capers / O'Regan's No. 1
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Bidh Clann Ulaidh
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Bidh Clann Ulaidh
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The Bag of Spuds, The Copper Plate
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The Bag of Spuds, The Copper Plate
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Billy in the Low Ground, The Temperance Reel
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Billy in the Low Ground, The Temperance Reel
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Tatter Jack Walsh / The Connaughtman's Rambles
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Tatter Jack Walsh / The Connaughtman's Rambles
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Red Hill Burning
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Red Hill Burning
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Donal Dubh
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Donal Dubh
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No Place Like Home
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No Place Like Home
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The Findhorn Set
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The Findhorn Set
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