Gerry O'Connor & Gilles le Bigot
Time & Location
About The Event
Sunday March 29 , Adm €16 , Doors 8:30 pm
Gradam Award Winner Gerry O'Connor comes from Dundalk, in County Louth and is the product of four generations of fiddle players. His past recordings have focused strongly on local music and his work as a soloist and as a band member of Lá Lugh (Sony Music)and Skylark (Claddagh Records) is well known across the world. Over the past two decades he has recorded and performed with many the leading performers of the Irish music world including members of the Chieftains, Boys of the Lough, Planxty, De Dannan and Bothy Band.
He has also recorded and toured with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and currently tours with the Irish Rovers. His solo album Journeyman has been hailed as one of the significant albums of Irish fiddle music. Gerry is also a violin-maker, music teacher and music producer. His recent projects include Jig Away the Donkey, Oirialla ,and compiling a song collection of Cathal McConnell (Boys of the Lough). Recently Gerry released "Last Nights's Joy" , a solo album, and "The Rose in the Gap" a collection of dance music for the Oriel region.
Guitarist Gilles Le Bigot, is best known.in Brittany as the co-founder of the groups Skolvan and Barzaz. Since the early 1980's his work as guitar-player and composer is characterized by the “open-tuning” style. Gilles recorded and performed with Lá Lugh throughout the 1990s and has continued to work with Gerry O'Connor since that time recording a live duo album "In Concert" with him in 2006. He has also collaborated on several major recordings such as " l'Héritage des Celtes" by Dan Ar Braz and "Azéliziza " by Le Bagad Kemper.
Over the years Gilles has performed and recorded with Kornog, Slovan, Barzaz, Fiddle Rendezvous and his own trio line-up, Empreintes with Jean Michel Veillon and Marthe Vassalo. He is in constant demand as a recording artist for singers
- Gerry O'Connor/Gilles le Bigot€16€160€0