Gaelic Roots Lunchtime Series: Gerry O’Connor

Gaelic Roots Lunchtime Series: Gerry O’Connor

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 5.00pm

Gerry O’Connor will present a lecture/performance based on his 2018 publication of ‘The Rose in the Gap: Dance Music from the Oriel Region’, a collection of the dance music of South Ulster from the turn of the 20th century.

Gerry was taught fiddle by his mother, Rose, a descendant of three generations of fiddle players. With a focus on his local music of Oriel, he is known world-wide as a soloist and as a founder member of Lá Lugh, Skylark and Oirialla. He has recorded 14 albums including two solo albums Journeyman (2005) and Last Night’s Joy (2018). His publications include a collection of Cathal McConnell’s songs (2011) and a tune book The Rose in the Gap featuring dance music of Oriel region played at the turn of the 20th century. Gerry is also highly regarded as a violin-maker, music teacher and music producer.

Virtual events in the series are pre-recorded, set to premiere simultaneously on the Gaelic Roots Facebook Page - (including a Q&A session) and Burns Library’s Irish Music Archives YouTube Channel -

Presented by Irish Studies at Boston College, this virtual event is produced in collaboration with the John J. Burns Library Irish Music Archives and Boston College Libraries. The Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series is directed by Sheila Falls.

Duration: approximately 45 minutes

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