Brilliant. Genius. Lovely stuff. BBC Radio 4
A genius with words. Irish Post
Left the audience crying with laughter. Kingston Guardian
Racker Donnelly's storyrhymes and songs, mostly comic, are about Sheep, Smoking, Tennis, Oysters, Joyce, Midsummer, Politics, Christmas, The Dublin Riviera, Yeats, Football, Dracula, Wilde, Foul Rulers, Goldilocks, Boris, Irish Proverbs, English History, Pigs, Woking, Yorkshire plus several biographical tributes and whatever you're having yourself.
Poems & performances
On Facebook he has published over 2,000 of his Rackerhymes. He sometimes writes and performs "travestations" of works by Robert Burns, Brian Merriman, Geoffrey Chaucer, German Poets, James Joyce and Anon.
In June 2015 in Melbourne, he performed his sequel to James Joyce's Ulysses and returned to the Celtic Club there for a full-length show. He features on the Irish Wall of Fame in Melbourne's Drunken Poet.
Over the years Racker has done Irish and Scottish tours, including the Edinburgh and Frank Harte Festivals, 3 Liverpool Irish Festivals, 3 London Irish Cultural Centre Festivals, 2 Sheffield Literary Festivals, 5 Sidmouth Folk Weeks, 4 Whitby Folk Weeks, 20 Bloomsdays, 12 Burns Nights, 4, Flann O'Brien afternoons, 2 Seamus Heaney Nights.
He has performed in London's Festival Hall, City Hall, the Green Note, Irish Centres, the Bloomsbury and Rose Theatres and in Oxford's Ashmolean Museum.