Racker Donnelly -           Entertainer
Brilliant. Genius. Lovely stuff.
                                        BBC Radio 4

A genius with words.
                                           Irish Post

Left the audience crying with laughter.
                                        Kingston Guardian
 
 
Racker Donnelly, Irish Folkpoet & Entertainer, has done thousands of live performances in Ireland, Britain, America & Australia. 
 
His racks and songs, mostly comic, many commissioned, 
are about Sheep, Smoking, Tennis, Oysters, Joyce, Horses, Midsummer, Politics, Christmas, The Dublin Riviera, Yeats, Football, Dracula, Wilde, Brexit, Goldilocks, Irish Proverbs, English History, Humour, Irish & English & Scottish folktales 
& personalities & whatever you're having yourself.

On Facebook he recently posted his 1234th Rackerhyme. 

In June 2015 in Melbourne he performed his sequel to James Joyce's Ulysses & returned to the Celtic Club there 
for a full-length show. He features on the Irish Wall of Fame 
in Melbourne's Drunken Poet.

Based in London, Racker is a resident performer 
at the Musical Traditions Club. His email address is rackerdonnelly@talktalk.net, landline 02033 028819.

In August 2016 he did ten shows for Sidmouth Folk Week 
(back for the third time).

Future & previous performances are listed under Gigs.
             
 
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In 2014 Racker featured at Sidmouth Folk Week for the second time & at Whitby Folk Week (back for the fourth time) & appeared on BBC4 in Some Irish People With Jokes. 
 
2011 highlights included a Scottish tour & the Edinburgh Festival, performances at the Royal Festival Hall, a Bloomsnight for the Musical Traditions Club & a show at the Rose Theatre Kingston ["the sparkling wit of Racker, whose poems are roaringly funny" ~ Kingston Guardian].
 
In 2012 he featured at Sidmouth Folk Festival & for Dublin's Frank Harte Festival & back to Whitby Folk Week & Liverpool Irish Festival (for the third time) & did an Irish tour.
 
2013 highlights included events at Cecil Sharp House & for News from Nowhere & Music Hall, Scottish, Heaney, Joyce & 
St Patrick's Nights.

 
A CD ~ Rhymes of the Racker ~ has been re-issued
& a new CD ~ On the Rack ~ is also available.
 
             Here you'll find poems to read & hear, 
        with details of past & future shows
 
  
For information about the CDs
RHYMES OF THE RACKER 
(old & gold)
& ON THE RACK 
(new & blue),
see Off the Rack.
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