A Note from Ronnie D'Addario

Ronnie went to Cherry Lawn in 1968 and 1969 and up until that point had been playing guitar for three years. He began singing and playing (including bass guitar) professionally in 1972. He grew up listening to 1960's pop music, especially The Beatles. He has played guitar with Tommy Makem, of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem fame, for the past decade, in concert, recordings, TV shows, and the stage.

Ronnie's credits include an appearance on the Rosie O'Donnell Show, TV commercial jingles, and six PBS shows with Tommy Makem (where he performed with Judy Collins and Eric Weissberg of "Dueling Banjos" fame). He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Guinness Fleadh at Randall's Island, Lisner Auditorium, Wash. DC, and Mechanic's Hall, Worcester, MA. Ronnie also produced the album, "Live At the Irish Pavilion," a favorite among Makem fans, and has produced several other artists, including Morning Star, Mary O'Dowd, Danny Quinn, and The Irish Mist.

His song, "Falling for Love," was recorded by The Carpenters in 1981.

He has engineered and produced three children's projects in the past. The first, "Dancin' in the Kitchen," was published as a children's book by Putnam in 1998 and is being sold with a companion audiocassette. He has just release his own children's album entitled, "Try Out a Song". See www.TommyMakem.com.

Ronnie lives in Flushing, Queens, with his wife, Susan, and two sons, Brian, four, and Michael, age two. He has his own original and classic rock band called "The Rock Club."

Submitted 5-June-2001