The New Album "I Have Been Loved" is now available in the on-line store here, on iTunes and is available at selected record stores.The album is now fully available from iTunes download store by clicking on this link
The single SHINE DOWN WARMLY
is still on our own downloads page here, simply click on the sunny image to the right or to purchase from iTunes, simply click on this button
Here is a Recent Review of the new record, from Colm O' Hare, HOTPRESS.
I Have Been Loved-Review in HOTPRESS-October 2013
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
Uploaded November 2013.
We have a new song up on YOUTUBE which you can follow by clicking this link;www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdMjZRR_Y6k
You can subscribe to the youtube channel here below for updates and new song videos.
Submitted November 2013
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 Audio/Video
Submitted April 23rd 2011
NEW FEATURE-DOWNLOADS Available!!
Work has been completed on building the DOWNLOADS page.All of our Raggedy Record's records are now available to download from the above store, which you can also enter from the 'NEW SINGLE' window above right.
Updated Sept 10th 2013
Like any child
A short prose piece
Like any child he sang the morning open.
A burst of sun over the ash tree, his mother humming deep in his early-day head.
Always the rippling clouds and the breeze sang with him.
Counting pillars along the lea-fields, dew-licked, the grass clung to his boots.
Among the calves he weaves , hoping for púcáns, upspringing while he dreamt.
Far away planes drone , or is it Kelleher's thrasher,drumming up the strength to work?
Leisurely he steps on the stone-locked wall,measuring again the length of road spanning the brown September townland.
He hears through hedges the school-bound pounding steps and stoops to see a ladybird,
bright red and dazzling.
How many would he see today ?
Missing school he retreats to the radio
,hearing always the villages like a litany of saints in the sports results
-"Droumree-one goal and three points, Tournakeady six points...".
His father drags a milk-churn through the yard, clattering the handle as it goes.
Again he plays soldiers under the wilted potatoe stalks
and dreams of girls and dances in the town.
Again he moves the radio dial from Luxembourg to Budapest ,
counting the moths crash-landing in the hall.
Again he sees the layer of mountains fading into dark,
but scarlet kindles, now he is - the churn dragging father,
he is the child of Summer,
he is the singing boy who welcomes Time with gladness.
(C)Ger Wolfe 2011