Jerry was born and reared in the townland of Clogher, three miles due south of Kilfenora in Co . Clare, a village famous for it’s tradition of ceili music. Jerry has sung at concerts in Ireland and the U . K . which included artists of the calibre of Phil Coulter , Sharon Shannon , Christy Moore , Tommy Fleming , Michael English , Majella ( Mrs D . ) O’Donnell , Dolores and Sean Keane , Maura O’ Connell and a host of well known Irish singers . Jerry got a fantastic reaction when he performed at the Irish fest in Cleveland , Ohio. He had great pleasure in meeting some of his musical idols such as Eileen Ivers , Liz Carroll , John McDermott , Joanie Madden and another Clare woman Maura O’Connell.