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Australian Celtic Festival, Glen Innes NSW & visits to Adelaide, Melbourne, Yette Yattah, Sydney & Brisbane

April 15 - May 12

With the support of @cultureireland I will undertake this short tour of Eastern Australia

Wed.17 Adelaide SA 5066. Workshop. 6-9 pm 1 Rosalind St, Erindale, SA 5066. Contact Connor Hoy

Thur 18 Adelaide SA 5000 Concert -Irish Club, Irish Club 13 -15 Carrington St, George Parade, Adelaide SA 5000 +61 8 8212 3767

Sat. 20 Collingwood VIC 3067 CCE Melbourne Workshop & Concert, St Philip’s Anglican Church Hall, 146 Hoddle St, Collingwood VIC 3067 Contact Mary McBride – marymcbride01@yahoo.com.au

Sun. 21 Keysborough VIC 3173 Gaelic Park Concert, 5:00 PM Perry Rd, Keysborough Contact Ann Marie Scanlon annniescanlon1@hotmail.com

Wed. 24 Canberra ACT 2611 Irish Club @ 18.00 Concert /Lecture Canberra Irish Club,6 Parkinson St, Weston. contact mary.collier@mac.com

Fri. 26 Yatte Yattah NSW 2539 House Concert Contact Ian Stewart ian@yattah.net

Sat. 27 Sydney NSW 2010 Gaelic Club – Concert. A1/64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 as part of the Bealtaine Festiva;

Sun. 28 Sydney NSW 2010. Gaelic Club- Workshop 3-5 pm the Library, +61 2 9212 1587

Thur.02 Australian Celtic Festival Glen Innes NSW 2370 09;00Open Festival & Lecture,Celtic Symposium, Grey St.,Glen Innes

AND 8.15pm Concert Performance Celtic Symposium, Grey St, Glen Innes https://www.australiancelticfestival.com/

Fri. 03. Australian Celtic Festival 18:00 – 19:00 Perform Highlands Stage, Australian Standing Stones

Sat. 04. Australian Celtic Festival 20.00pm 21.00pm Chapel Theatre Performance with The Australian Celtic Women

Sun. 05 Australian Celtic Festival 14.45pm 15:30pm Highlands Stage, Perforamance

Tue. 07 Annerley QLD 4103. Junction Hotel, Annerley – Workshop @ 6.30pm Contact Melanie Coles

Thur.09 Pimpama QLD 4209. Workshop @ 08:00 Gold Coast LORDS School  – 68 Mirambeena Dr, Pimpama QLD 4209 Contact – Melinda Coles

Fri. 10 @18-21 Brisbane QLD 4000 Gilhooley’s @ 18:00-21:00 https://www.gilhooleys.comhtt

Sat. 11th St Lucia QLD 4067 Moreton Celtic Fiddle Club Workshop @ 13:00-15:00. St Lucia Comm. Hall, 27 Guilfoyle Street, Ironside Park,

Sat. 11 Gravatt QLD 4122 Concert@ 19:30 with The Australian Celtic Women. Upper Mt.Gravatt Progress Hall,1873 Logan Road Mt.Gravatt 4122

Sun. 12 Beenleigh QLD 4207@ 13:00 Beenleigh Theatre with. The Australian Celtic Women. https://beenleightheatregroup.com/


Gerry O’Connor, a renowned Irish traditional musician, is set to embark on a series of performances, workshops, and lectures across Australia in 2024. This tour will span various cities in four states, including Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney, before culminating in a special guest appearance at the Australian Celtic Festival in Glen Innes, New South Wales. This educational event, suitable for research thesis education levels, promises to be a cultural extravaganza showcasing the richness and beauty of Irish traditional music.

Throughout this tour, Gerry O’Connor will bring the magic of Irish traditional music to audiences across Australia. His performances will enrapture listeners, transporting them to the green landscapes of Ireland and invoking a sense of nostalgia and appreciation for the music’s heritage. From obscure jigs and reels to soul-stirring airs, Gerry’s mastery of the fiddle will entertain both seasoned enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

In addition to his performances, Gerry O’Connor will conduct workshops and lectures, providing aspiring musicians and researchers with invaluable insights into the world of Irish traditional music. These interactive sessions will offer participants the opportunity to learn from a true master of the craft, gaining a deeper understanding of the, history, of the music and song of Oriel in South Ulster and the cultural significance behind this unique genre. Gerry’s engaging teaching style and wealth of knowledge will undoubtedly inspire and motivate individuals to further explore and delve into the intricate nuances of Irish traditional music.

Furthermore, Gerry O’Connor’s appearance as a special guest at the Australian Celtic Festival in Glen Innes will undoubtedly be a highlight of this tour. As one of Australia’s premier Celtic festivals, this event draws thousands of visitors each year, celebrating the shared heritage and traditions of the Celtic nations. Gerry’s performance as a special guest will not only showcase the beauty and authenticity of Irish traditional music but also further strengthen the cultural exchange between Ireland and Australia.

The Irish traditional music tour featuring Gerry O’Connor presents a unique opportunity for both music enthusiasts and researchers alike. It offers a chance to immerse oneself in the vibrant world of Irish traditional music through performances, workshops, and lectures. Aspiring musicians can learn from a true virtuoso while researchers can gain valuable insights into the genre’s historical and cultural context. The tour’s culmination at the Australian Celtic Festival will undoubtedly be a memorable experience, uniting music lovers from all walks of life in a celebration of shared heritage.

In conclusion, Gerry O’Connor’s upcoming tour across Australia promises to be a remarkable journey through the world of Irish traditional music. This series of performances, workshops, and lectures will provide a unique educational experience suitable for individuals at the research thesis education level. Through his mastery of the fiddle, Gerry will transport audiences to the Emerald Isle, captivating them with heartfelt melodies and lively rhythms. With the tour culminating as a special guest appearance at the renowned Australian Celtic Festival, participants will have the chance to further immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Celtic culture. Overall, this tour is an opportunity not to be missed for anyone interested in exploring the beauty and heritage of Irish traditional music.
Before travelling to the ACF I am planning visits to Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney

I am happy to Teach, Talk and Perform, keeping busy as much as I can

1. Perform solo concerts
2. Give a concert lecture on The Rose in the Gap
3. Teach workshop/ masterclass on Irish fiddle /Tunes Workshop/Ensemble Arrangement of Irish melodies etc


April 15
May 12
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