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, Irish & English folktales & individuals, 
& whatever you're having yourself. 

On Facebook he recently posted his 1000th 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 is featured 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

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
(old & gold)
(new & blue),
see Off the Rack.
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