Gerard was self-taught on the saxophone before going to the Royal Northern in Manchester. Here is a picture from his debut playing Green Onions with The Sting at Derry's The Venue in 1983. L-R. Willie Carson, Gerard, Johnny Watters, Micky Watters and drummer "Ducksy" McDonald.
The fourth and final movement, led by a momentous McChrystal, reflects on the dissolution of violent chaos into relief, culminating in a commanding coda of hope and peace. What follows is beyond words - "The Starlit Sky", a truly spectacular encore celebrating the "natural world" and "the beauty of life" with the prominence of Connolly's vocals, McChrystal's saxophone, the pipes and the choirs. Sights n Sounds