NEWS-On the road again...Grand Café Solo Tour 2017

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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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 2014.

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Submitted 2017

RADIO DOCUMENTARY !! 'Gentle genius,forgotten poet'
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 Documentary
Documentary on RTE Radio

Updated February 2017.

Updated Feb. 2017

Poem for this month

Here is a poem I've written, based on my song 'The Fallen Branches from the album 'Word and Rhyme'..

If healing is a tree
Bleak in damp wet dreary dark
How could you flare a weary flint
To flame or spark?

Speak of spilled blood gash or wound
Where will the crackbone cut exude
It's pulse and pound?

Barecut root in the tarmac caught
Will simple will unbind the bud of truth
Unleashed and sought?

If healing is a tree where we can shelter, shade and play
Climb and be, always learning her Way
Then off we go to the wooded places

(C)Ger Wolfe 2017

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