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, a funny folkpoet, storyteller & entertainer, has done thousands of performances in Ireland, Britain, America & Australia.  
 
His rhymes, stories & songs, mostly comic, are about Sheep, Smoking, Tennis, Oysters, Joyce, Horses, Midsummer, Politics, Christmas, The Dublin Riviera, Yeats, Football, Dracula, Wilde, Brexit, Goldilocks, Irish Proverbs, English History, Burns, Caledonia, Pigs, Woking & Yorkshire & several on commission, 
& whatever you're having yourself. 

On Facebook he has posted 1460 of his Rackerhymes. 

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. In Melbourne's Drunken Poet he features on the Irish Wall of Fame. 

Based in London, Racker is a resident performer 
at the Musical Traditions Club. His email address is rackerdonnelly@talktalk.net, landline 02033 028819.

In August 2016 he did ten shows for Sidmouth Folk Week. 
He is back there for the fourth time in 2018.

Future & previous performances are listed under Gigs.
             
 
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In 2014 Racker featured at Sidmouth Folk Week & 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 & 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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