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Ceol I gCuideachta …/ Music in the Company of... began on Monday 17 March on BBC2 at 10.00pm.
 

Each week a different group or artist is featured both playing live and talking about their lives, loves and music. The artists chosen for the series are highly talented and steeped in Irish music but they have innovated and developed diverse styles.


Dónal and Gerry O' Connor

Gerry and Donal O'Connor


A father and son tradition in Irish fiddling continued in the fifth programme on 14 April with Gerry O’Connor and his son Donal. From a family who have played fiddle for at least four generations, Gerry has been able to draw on this wealth of music learned from his mother Rose and Donal has now inherited this great musical legacy.
In their own right, they have both earned international renown and both are outstanding players of their respective generations.




Donal and Gerry O'ConnorIn addition to fiddle, Dónal is also an accomplished guitarist and as well as preparing material for a duet album with well known uileann piper, John McSherry from Belfast,
he is currently involved with the production of his father’s solo album shortly due for release.

For more information visit www.donaloconnor.com



Donal and Gerry O'Connor Gerry O’Connor is also a trained violin maker and spends much time teaching and conducting master classes in traditional music all over the world. He has developed an entertaining and informative concert/lesson programme entitled “About Traditional Music” with flute player, Desi Wilkinson.

For more information visit www.gerryoconnor.net






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