Welcome to the Ger Wolfe website, The tide has turned, stretching away ahead of us now.
Back to work time at Raggedy Records, Working away on the next CD which is called 'The Lark Of Mayfield', a compilation of the last 20 years work, a snapshot (it's just volume 1 for now)We've had some lovely new Year gigs including Powerscourt in Dublin,a trip to Edinburgh which was very nice , a great gig at a new folk club in Navan, (at the brilliant Beggy's bar) alongside Steve Wickham, Ye Vagabonds, Oisín Leech of the Lost Brother's and others.After that I had a wee trip to Wicklow and the mountains to meet with some great people in Shillelagh including a brilliant singer Deirdre Starr.
I'm off soon to do a gig in BallymoreEustace, Mon. 6th of march and the 10th of March back in Cork at The Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, always a brilliant venue.Looking forward to a bright Spring, things are budding and blooming already ,conscious of the darkness in the world but we light a little candle of hope.
Further details on the tours page will be posted of my 2017 Grand Café Solo Tour, kicking off in Macroom Bookshop/Café on Thursday 9th March. This is promising to be a caffeine progression of the 2014 Teashop tour.
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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