Don O'Connor's Celtic Fusion
In 1968, Don formed the pop / rock group ‘Reform’ and came to national prominence in 1978 when a song he composed for the National Song Contest “You Gotta Get Up” became a major hit record. Numerous records and TV appearances followed, leading to a successful 16 year career. In 1985, Don formed the current group “Don O’Connor’s Celtic Fusion”, which have since toured the world.
In 2002, Don O'Connor graduated from the World Music Department of the University of Limerick with a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Community Music. His particular area of interest is Special Needs Socia/Inclusion and Positive Psychology Coaching. Internationally, Don has worked in this capacity in Sweden, Germany and Britain. Most recently on two occasions in 2011, he has been to Botswana in Africa where he was invited by The Camphill Organisation to teach at their centre for children and adults with special needs.