Donal is a singer songwriter who has built a reputation for writing wonderful original songs and for superb live shows. We are thrilled that he can join us for an intimate solo gig to showcase his talents for a local audience. When Donal recorded a live concert here in The Dock back in January 2021 to celebrate the launch of his album "Black N' Blue" we released it online and it was watched by 1,700 people! Now some of those people will have the chance to join him in our intimate performance space as he puts our new state-of-the-art sound system through its paces. This show will sell out so don't delay and book your tickets quickly.
“O Connor captures beautifully the foibles of Irish life” (“Live at the Moving Stairs” album review)– Irish Times
1. Having spent his working life as an Environmental Health Officer he has recently retired and lives with his wife in the shadows of the Curlew mountains in North Roscommon.
2. Despite working fulltime he made space over the years to record three albums of original songs, tour the Folk Clubs of the UK extensively, tour Germany on a number of occasions and performed occasionally in Spain, USA, Australia and New Zealand.
3. He is an avid vegetable gardener, enjoys travel and cycling (that’s cycle touring and not the multi-coloured lycra pounding the hard shoulder type of cycling!). He is currently in training for a cycle from Achill to Auschwitz.