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Don Baker - Ireland's Best Harmonica Player
Playing Age: 50-60
Selected Film Experience: In the Name of the Father, Underworld, On the Nose, Ruin
Selected TV Experience: Fair City, Titanic: Blood and Steel, 55 Degrees North
Accents: Good ear for accents
Skills: Song writer, Harmonica, Guitar, Author
While in hospital at the age of seven Don was introduced to the harmonica and was quickly charmed by the instrument. At Nineteen he took up the guitar and according to Don "never looked back". In his early 20s he left Ireland and traveled throughout Germany, Austria, Holland and France, playing music moving on to jazz and blues clubs and the odd support slot at a major concert. Don has since built a wide reputation as a harmonica player. Mark Feltham (who has played with Oasis, Joe Cocker and Rory Gallagher) rates him as the greatest acoustic harmonica player in the world, as does Charlie McCoy and U2's Bono. He is the author of several instruction books on the harmonica, which are on sale in several languages and are distributed throughout the world,He also adjudicates bi-annually at the World Harmonica Championships in the blues category. Don's acclaimed acting debut was in the film In the Name of the Father (1993). He featured in the role of "Joe McAndrew", the head of the IRA in the prison where Gerry Conlon (Guildford Four) was detained. The movie, directed by Jim Sheridan, starred Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson and Pete Postlethwaite. Don has since had other successful roles including Mia, Liebe meines Lebensstarring alongside Claudia Cardinale and On the Nose, starring alongside Dan Ackryod and Robbie Coltrane.