News will be posted on the tours page soon of the full list of gigs for this Autumn's Teashop Tour. This series of gigs will take in, not just teashops, but also coffee houses, bookshops, grocery shops and other slightly off square venues.Starting next week with a gig in The beautiful Beach cafe and teashop in Fenit, Co. Kerry and following on to venues in Enistymon,Dingle,Ballydehob,Dublin, Inistioge,Bantry,Castletownbeare, Cloughjordan,Cahirsiveen and beyond,
please join Ger in his tea drinking adventures around Ireland this Autumn.
If you run a venue that you think will suit you can make contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Album "I Have Been Loved" which is available in the on-line store here, on iTunes and is also 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 review of the new 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
You can subscribe to the youtube channel here below for updates and new song videos.
Submitted May 2014
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 May 2014
May puts flesh on the bones of Spring
May sings a homely welcome summer home
To dress green flesh on the lonely winter bones
Of trees that hollow haunted seven months
Since St. Luke’s day October seventeenth
In a long old hallway cold and bleak as dark
Nest-egged we sang a sour lullaby
Up in the bare twigged branch with tawny owls
We magpied, snuggled, drew our stomachs in
But now the soft-kiss green of beech leaves new
Embroidered in the patchwork woods each stitch
Comforts us like a love we always knew
Since once she sang on a blossom-whitened ditch.
Praised be the ground that bears all fruit again,
Praised be the sender of the sky-blue rain.
(C)Ger Wolfe 2014