Welcome to the Ger Wolfe website, May gigs and featured singing a song on Steve Wickham's new CD...
Ger is very honoured to have played a part in Steve Wickham's newest C.D. BEEKEEPER , singing a beautiful song composed by Steve himself called 'The Song of Lost Things'.You can see some links to reviews stc. and how to get your hands on a copy by visiting the Twitter page above right on this page.Ger will be opening the night and playing as a guest at Steve's Cork launch on Saturday 27th May at the Live at St. Lukes venue.
After a few nice concerts earlier in the month including Macroom, Kilmallock and Killarney Ger takes a trip in May to Midleton, Co. Cork where on Tuesday 9th playing 'An Seomra' a great listening gig in East Cork as part of the Midleton Arts Festival. More music will follow at 8 p.m. on Friday 19th at An Ionad Culturtha, Bailebhuirne where Ger will be alongside Paul Frost on double bass and box player Richard Lucey. Keep an eye on the tours page for fuller details.Look below for a new poem and also visit us on Twitter or Facebook, links above to the right.
The Raggedy records team.
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Thanks for supporting our truly independent record label.The music is also available at selected record stores, support your local shop! .Some downloads are available from iTunes download store by clicking on this link
Here is a review of the newest record, from Colm O' Hare, HOTPRESS.
I Have Been Loved-Review in HOTPRESS
With his gentle, yearning folk melodies and easy-going voice, Cork's Ger Wolfe has been creating understated but carefully crafted vignettes since his 1998 debut. He continues in that vein on his seventh album with ten new songs, exquisitely performed, arranged and recorded. It's difficult to pick out highlights; such is the even quality of the tunes, not to mention the stellar playing from a large cast.
The current single, 'Shine Down Warmly' is, as the title suggests, a sun-kissed, laid back number which gently weaves it's melodic magic, with wonderfully evocative lyrics: 'The flowers take a notion, let their petals dance a jig, the sky pours out a potion and the river takes a swig'
'When I was hungry' boasts a lovely brass arrangement, lyrical honesty and hopeful sentiments.
Elsewhere, melancholia and regret inform songs such as 'I Have Been Loved' and 'It's all dark' but their lovely melodies overcome the stark subject matter. Homelessness is the subject of 'Tell All The Lies' where the protagonist lies in the 'backstreet cardboard box and concrete'.
It's not all low-key and somber however; the tempo is raised on 'They Dance When It Rains' which boasts a more rhythmic, almost reggae-lite backdrop while 'A New October Daughter' rings in the changing of the seasons, the dark days ahead and 'The comfort of your feather bed.'Sublime.
Colm O' Hare
We have a new song up on YOUTUBE which you can follow by clicking this link;www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdMjZRR_Y6k
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A Podcast is still available of the specially commissioned documentary 'Gentle Genius, Forgotten Poet' made about Ger and his life in music. This production by Linda Geraghty of Little Oak Productions recieved great praise and features Ger speaking about the music and many people including musicians Christy Moore and John Spillane and radio presenter and music enthusiast John Creedon.
Also featured near the end of the show is 'One star left in the window' as played live at what was once the Lobby Bar with Edel Sullivan and Paul Frost earlier in 2011.
You can now listen to the entire show by going to this link Documentary
Documentary on RTE Radio
Updated February 2017.
The Tide Turns
The tide turns and the salt burns everything to sand,
Houses and trees
Seashells and cars
All life returned and shaped into glass molecule-jars
The snow white lips of the sea
Encroach and cradle
Crush and fable
Her salt tongue curdles the milk-white dune grass
Where fate or circumstance allow the gulls
To fly and dance above the tide running plovers
Watch the miraculous green fields amid the once winter-black hills
Someone opens a flask and pours the tea
Sunday came to bring this certainty.
(C)Ger Wolfe 2017