Direct from Ireland: Gerry O’Connor, with Richard Mandel
Legendary Irish fiddle player Gerry O’Connor will be joined by guitarist Richard Mandel for an electrifying evening of highlands, reels, jigs and more.
Irish music is equal parts joyful and soulful, and Gerry embodies both with his music, stories, and that unmistakable warm Irish wit. When Whidbey Island Irish Traditional Music was contacted about hosting Ireland’s legendary fiddle master here, we were stunned to say the least, and delighted. For anyone who enjoys the music and culture of Ireland, this should be an amazing evening!
Light appetizers provided during intermission.
Comforts of Whidbey Winery and B&B
5219 View Rd. Langley, WA 98260
Sunday, May 20th - 7pm $20 donation to the musicians
Reservations required - please call or email Whidbey Island Irish Traditional Music email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call LeeAnn on 310-339-2000
From Dundalk, County Louth, Gerry O’Connor has played and recorded with such highly regarded groups as Lá Lúgh (Eithne Ní Uallacháin, Sony Music) and Skylark (Len Graham, Gary O’Briain & Mairtin O’Connor), recording four CDs on the Claddagh label. Gerry has toured and recorded with members of all the legendary groups including Planxty, Bothy Band, De Dannan, Boys of the Lough and Chieftains. Lá Lugh's album “Brighid’s Kiss” was voted Album of the Year 1996 by readers of the Irish Music Magazine. His solo album “Journeyman” was counted in the top five Albums of the year 2004 by the Irish Times. www.gerryoconnor.net
As a first-call accompanist, Richard Mandel has performed with legendary Irish musicians including Paddy Keenan, Jimmy Keane, Mick Maloney, Paddy O’Brien, Tony DeMarco and many others.