I've been watching the series.It's a nice half hour of light entertainment.Fair play to TG4 for promoting the music in such a viewer-friendly way.It's interesting to see how different people react to the struggles involved in taking up a new instrument. Andy Reid got stuck in. Pardon the terrible football clique but if he can get away with it so can I. Gerry O' Connor came across as a proper gentleman. That Tom Cussens banjo sounded good.
There are three types of people in the world.....those who can count and those who can''t!
"King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O Ki-Mo-Ke-Mo-Ki-Mo-Ke, Way down yonder in the hollow tree....."
What I liked about the program was that it not only shows what a nice person GO'C is, but that he is really quite traditional in the trad setting like his local session. Did you catch that he was playing fiddle in Dublin? His father and uncle (who were shown in the Garrykennedy session) are well known trad fiddlers and Gerry learned from them.
When GO'C is in concert, he is much more progressive but that is how he makes his money. I liked Andy Reid's playing too. It took a lot of courage to get up and play like that.