Irish Night presents Gerry O'Connor (ticketed show!)

Wednesday - October, 02 @ 7:30pm

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Big Names, Small Room Series at Blue! 
Gerry O'Connor
(with Kevin McElroy)
October 2nd | $20 | 7:30pm Sharp!
(order details below)

One of Ireland’s most highly-lauded fiddlers is coming to Blue this October. Fiddler Gerry O’Connor, from Dundalk, Co. Louth, plays in the fluid, lyrical style of the great Sligo masters and relates stories of his lifetime in the music with the humor, humility and eloquence inherent to the Irish diaspora. Gerry’s live performances rise above the usual recital, creating a background to pull the listener in, encouraging them to participate and eventually arriving at the end of the musical journey, all the wiser, fully sated and yet ready for more.

Gerry had an authentic upbringing in traditional Irish music, growing up in a family of musicians, dancers and singers and performing from an early age. He won numerous All Ireland awards in a range of duets, trios and céilí band as well as becoming an accomplished step-dancer which gives his music its rock-steady rhythm and the pulse (or “lift”) commonly attributed to the great players in the tradition. Gerry has performed all over the globe with many legendary Irish ensembles, including Skylark, Planxty, Bothy Band, De Danann, Boys of the Lough and The Chieftains. Gerry’s solo CD Journeyman was rated in the top five Albums of 2004 by The Irish Times.
Gerry will be joined by Kevin McElroy on guitar for this show.

Order now! 
1) Send an email to to reserve your spots and confirm there is space. (seating is first come. first served but you are guaranteed a seat if you order in advance - NO more standing spots)
2) Tom will reply with payment information: Please pay in advance by check, iPhone CASH app ($TomRota) or Paypal - (if Paypal, please send as "friends' and family"). If it's too late for a check, you can bring cash to the show - exact change please!
Or you can take your chances at the door but first arrivals get the seats. No refunds unless show is cancelled.
There is a 2 item purchase minimum for these shows at Blue. We encourage you to support the pub by coming early and eating there.
Session after the concert! - usually around 10pm. All are welcome.

upcoming dates:

Wednesday October 9 - Derek Hickey & Catherine McHugh
Wednesday October 16 - Owen Marshall and Yonn Falquet
Wednesday October 23 - Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeil
Wednesday October 30 - No Irish Night!
Wednesday November 6 - TBD
Wednesday November 13 - Ticketed Show - to be announced soon!
Wednesday November 20 - Ed & Neil Pearlman
Wednesday November 27 - Le Bon Truc 
Wednesday December 4 - Liana Wolk & Miles Isacke 
Wednesday December 11 - To be announced soon!
Wednesday December 18 - Meghan Mette & friends
Wednesday December 25 - Merry Christmas! No Irish Night. 

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