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Thu, Jun 06

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Eastport Arts Center

EAC presents a special Meet and Greet with Irish Fiddler Gerry O'Connor

Come meet renowned Irish fiddler, Gerry O'Connor. Drink and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

EAC presents a special Meet and Greet with Irish Fiddler Gerry O'Connor
EAC presents a special Meet and Greet with Irish Fiddler Gerry O'Connor

Time & Location

Jun 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA

About the event

The Eastport Arts Center proudly invites you to meet renowned Irish fiddler, Gerry O'Connor. With a career that includes collaborations with esteemed groups like Lá Lúgh and Skylark, Gerry's musical journey includes sharing stages and studios alongside luminaries of traditional Irish music, including members of Planxty, Bothy Band, De Dannan, Boys of the Lough, and The Chieftains, Gerry O'Connor's artistry embodies the essence of Irish musical heritage.

In recognition of his invaluable contributions to the traditional arts, Gerry was bestowed with the prestigious Bardic Award, "Ceannródaí," by Comhaltas in 2018. That same year marked the publication of his seminal work, "The Rose in the Gap: Dance Music for Oriel from the Donnellan Collection," a testament to his dedication to preserving and sharing the rich tapestry of Irish music.

As a four-time victor of The Fiddler of Oriel competition, Gerry's passion for his craft extends beyond performance; he generously imparts his knowledge and expertise as a fiddle instructor at the Willie Clancy Summer School in Co. Clare, Ireland, and through masterclasses across Europe. In addition to being a performer, Gerry's craftsmanship extends to violin making and restoration, reflecting his multifaceted commitment to the preservation and perpetuation of Ireland's cultural legacy. Join us for an unforgettable evening of melodies and memories, woven together by the masterful bow of Gerry O'Connor.

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