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, Swans, Yeats, Football, Dracula, Cameron, Goldilocks, Irish Proverbs, English History, & whatever you're having yourself. 
 
He puts out a Rackerhyme to Facebook daily & recently posted his 950th. 

In June in Melbourne he performed his sequel to James Joyce's Ulysses & returned to the Celtic Club there for a full-length show. 

Based in London, Racker is a resident performer 
at the Musical traditions Club. His email address is rackerdonnelly@talktalk.net
             
 
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Racker featured again in 2014 at Sidmouth Folk Week and at Whitby Folk Week (back for the fourth time) and 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 (each 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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