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One of the best ever Irish Tenor Banjo Players!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Failte Romhat! (Greetings!) Gerry O Connor has been known for many years in his native Ireland. The rest of the world is missing out, as there is a long tradition of playing a four string tenor banjo. What can be best described as a unique flat pickin' style with triplets creates what can be called "old-timey Irish" music. The anchor finger is the pinky, and the flat pickin' is on a sequence of fast three note combination. Myriad repeats the statement made in his first album. This is the Earl Scruggs Banjo Player of Ireland. No offense to the many talented Irish banjo players I am willing to share a Guinness and my percussion with in any pub. He went on to fast paced and exumberantly Irish music with the "Four Men and a Dog." The lack of notoriety in the states and albums going out of publishing stand out to great offense to anyone who loves traditional Irish Music. If you are a real appreciator of this music, you need a Gerry O'Connor, Four Men and a Dog section in your CD collection (if you can still find the CD's). I suppose it is the parallel of holding a place in an Irish heart for Michael Collins. Perhaps there are Irish musical statements that are simply too true to being Irish and survivin' the techno 21st century. It is unappreciated good music. Ceol de Erin go Brach! (Music of Ireland Forever!). PS: Gerry has an Irish Tenor Banjo Tutorial CD ROM available for anyone that wants to learn to play good ol' Irish."