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
The white-bone branch
When the white-bone branch has been skinned from green and maybe one red berry,
The bare earth brittle in a bleak morning.
Who has stripped the green fields grey?,
or what lies will be left to say by the Winter?-
"I am the queen and king of every precious thing"
Winter roars "I am the breath that takes the comfort from you now,
I plough a deep and frozen furrow on your brow,
bend down and do me homage,I am Winter your Monarch".
It is not yet Spring.
but she stirs the embers of an ancient plan,
she sparks the brittle song,
Whispered and then sung, since light began.
To penetrate and dissipate the darkness.
She can be true to every bud and leaf,
She can be blue sky bright and death's relief,
She stands out in the garden of Belief.
Though it is not yet Spring, her time will come believe to sing.
(C)Ger Wolfe 2014