Brilliant. Genius. Lovely stuff.
BBC Radio 4
A genius with words.
Left the audience crying with laughter.
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, Brexit, Goldilocks, Irish Proverbs, English History, Irish & English folktales & individuals & whatever you're having yourself.
On Facebook he recently posted his 1100th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, landline 02 033 02 8819.
In August 2016 he did ten shows for Sidmouth Folk Week (back for the third time).
Future & previous performances are listed under Gigs.
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.