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NEWS- October-2018

Welcome to my website, Changes are afoot on the site with a re-vamp happening behind the scenes at the moment.In the meantime you can find here some of my music , some videos and some info about upcoming concerts...

I am a singer and a songwriter, sometimes a poet, always a lover of the guitar and music of all sorts.

I've had some lovely gigs over the last few months, busy days at Raggedy Records. I had a great time at Cork Folk Festival, The Roisin Dubh in Galway, The Cork Opera House gig for the great broadcaster and supporter of Irish music Gareth O' Callaghan.My next musical outing will be to Kildare on November 26th . Theres a great gig in Cork Opera House on Tuesday 16th October called a Gig for Gareth which celebrates the work of Gareth O' Callaghan the great broadcaster and Deejay ,
the concert features Mary Black and band, Declan Sinnott and John Spillane and myslef.We had a lovely gig in L'Atitude 51 on 8th November where I played all of the songs from Word and Rhyme, my very first cd . twenty years since it was released, I also sang 10m new songs that night. The very next event is Monday 26th November in The Ballymore Acoustic gig. Mick Murphy's, in Ballymore Eustace Co. Kildare. then our Christmas celebration this year is in On The Pig's Back in Douglas, Cork, featuring the full band, more dfetails will be announced very soon... please keep an eye out on the 'social media'.,

On the 19th I'm off up to The Roisin Dubh in Galway which promises to be a great night and other dates to be announced, watch this space.

Some great news recently was that my song of childhood 'The Curra Road' was performed by Zoe Conway and John Mc Intyre along with the RTE National Concert Orchestra at the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda
It was such a thrill for me to be there and to hear it live, truly a magical moment.I think it might have been recorded the following night at the National Concert Hall which would have been something to see and hear but we were galivanting around Ballydehob entertaining the last of the holiday makers, lined up like swallows ready to fly back to the reality of other time!.Ye should check out Zoe and John's beautiful music if ye haven't already done so,
I'm happy to have been involved in a load of recordings over many years. Mainly songs that I've written myself and the odd traditional song.
Starting with 'Word and Rhyme' in 1998, Ragged Ground (2002), Heaven Paints her holy mantle Blue (2004), The Velvet Earth (2005), nO bIRD sANG (2009), FrÉamh:Root(2012) and I Have Been Loved (2014). All can be purchased in one shape or another through this website and other outside platforms.
I've been blessed with many musical comrades. Including Edel Sullivan, Paul Frost, Martin Leahy (the most regular Skylarks!) but also Brid Dunne, Geoff Ward,Johnny Walsh, Tony Mac Carthy,Richard Lucey,Fiona Kelleher, Deirdre,Cathriona, Catherine and Paul og Frost,Kevin Murphy,John Spillane, Annette Buckley, Karan Casey, Stella Rodrigues,Nicky Kirwan, Mick Cummins, Tony O' Flaherty and others. I've also shared a stage with The Cork Flesichmann Orchgestra and The West Cork Gamelan Ensemble, great musical adventurers.

Our digital downloads page (secure as any apple) which was thought lost was not after all lost and you can click this link to visit it and get yourself some downloadable songs from all of the albums.All through paypal and guaranteed secure.

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For venues that would like to book a concert, including House and Home concerts please send details of your request to:

All of Ger's CD's can be purchased here by a very quick mail order service and with total security through PAYPAL at our Online Store Thank you for supporting Independent Music makers like Ger.

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 Ger Wolfe - I Have Been Loved

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
Uploaded 2016.

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Submitted 2018

RADIO DOCUMENTARY !! 'Gentle genius,forgotten poet'
A Podcast is 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 back in 2011.

You can now listen to the entire show by going to this link Documentary
Documentary on RTE Radio

Updated August 2018

Updated August 2018

Poem for the month

Amália Leaving

You stand in the street, leaving,
A warm day in 1971, car waiting
The door ajar, engine running
The square full of cobbles and children
Shaping, waiting and playing the day's time fading
Your dark scarf long, woollen, trailing your Portuguese typico ear-rings
Shining your dark soul, suadadé, stirring eyes into the open camera, staring, catching the lens of Eduardo Gageiro,
Pointing. Dignified, strong, maybe menacing, un-nerving.
But recognition, about to sing, outward almost smiling.
Hands open and strong with no notion of retreating.
No temerity, no fear, no hunger, no needing?
All the children's stances channel through your breathing,
All their joys and sorrows translated to your singing
Each note a footstep, heartbeat , laughter, tear fall, ringing.
Each song a new expression of normal human feeling
Thats not ashamed of living.

(C)Ger Wolfe 2018

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