Traditional Irish fiddle master Gerry O’ Connor playing virtual concert tomorrow

by | May 7, 2021

The Seattle Folklore Society is pleased to present a virtual concert tomorrow evening with traditional Irish fiddler Gerry O’ Connor, accompanied by guitarist Richard Mandel.

Saturday May 8th, 7pm – 9pm. Buy Tickets here: https://knct.club/3ul8ZOV

Your ticket will allow viewing during the Saturday night stream, or anytime up until 7PM the following evening. (Tickets will be in sale until 5pm Sunday). SFS is committed to keeping prices accessible to audiences while providing pay to working artists. Tickets start at $10, $20 per household suggested.

Gerry O’Connor is from Dundalk, Co. Louth, where he grew up in a family of musicians, dancers and singers, all taught at home by his mother, Rose. His father Peter was himself a singer whose seven uncles all played music. Rose passed her skill on to hundreds of others over the next four decades, students traveling from Armagh and Dublin as well as counties Meath and Louth to learn from the doyenne of fiddle teachers.

Richard Mandel fell into the well of Irish music in the mid-1990s and was soon driving every session he could get into. As a first-call accompanist, Richard has performed with legendary Irish musicians including Paddy Keenan, Jimmy Keane, Gerry O’Connor, Mick Moloney, Paddy O’Brien, Tony DeMarco and many others. Richard plays in the trio Three Mile Stone with mandolinist Marla Fibish and fiddler Erin Shrader.

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