Mark O’Connor from Limerick, Ireland.
Living in Sydney since 2012.
Playing guitar and singing with Fresh Off The Boat.
As much of a student of J Mascis as Andy Irvine, Joni Mitchell, Grant Lee Buffalo, David Pajo guitar wise.
Trad was not part of the music in my house growing up.
But has been in me since my first Willie Clancy festival in 1993.
Experienced recording engineer (recorded over 100 bands in early/mid 00’s), actor, director.
Songs bring the past to life.
Doing a good job on a song requires getting into character somewhat.
Songs pick you, not the other way round.
A drop of concentrate from the ancient well and topped up with your own … well… blood really.
Fair dinkum. A boy the kid! 🙂