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, Cameron, Goldilocks, Irish Proverbs, English History, & whatever you're having yourself.
He posts a rackerhyme to Facebook every day &, occasionally,Twitter. He recently posted his 800th rackerhyme. Based in London, Racker is a resident performer at the Musical Traditions Club. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07826 274163.
Racker featured again in 2014 at Sidmouth Folk Week and at Whitby Folk Week (back for the fourth time). He appeared recently 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 just been re-issued
& a new CD ~ On the Rack ~ is now 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.