Ger returns to Ionad Culturtha Arts centre in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork on Friday 6th May .This will be the first concert with the full band featuring Paul Frost -bass, Edel Sullivan-fiddle agus Martin Leahy- drums, in over 2 and a half years. Ag suil leis an coirmceoil. For full details and pre-booking please contact https://www.ionadculturtha.ie/contact-us-ionad-culturtha/
Posts by: Ger Wolfe
Springing forward with new Livestream Shows
Busy Spring days here at Raggedy Records and hope that you can tune in for New weekly Livestream Broadcasts, Lunchtime songs each Wednesdays at 12.30 and a full concert every Friday at 7 p.m. Shows are free but optional tickets are available from the store here and there is also a Paypal link www.paypal.me/gerwolfemusic which helps support the ongoing work in theses days where normal touring is up in the air.
In the pipeline are more videos of songs from the new album ‘The Morning Star’ such as the one for ‘Hello Gorgeous’, still available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoHOx96ZKVQ and on our Youtube Channel as well as further work on the song cycle ‘The Bright Girl Laughing at The Sea’.
Also, keep an eye out for a very exciting project in Sean -Nós singing that Ger is working on called ‘Ar Imeall’ . Please subscribe to the Mailing list here on the site and look out for Ger’s work on the Social Media channels……More news to follow!
“The Bright Girl Laughing At The Sea” song cycle.
I’m delighted to announce the going live of a performance called “The Bright Girl Laughing at The Sea”, six brand new songs commissioned in May 2020 as part of the Art’s Council Covid-19 Crisis Response Award.
The song cycle is based around the idea of forced migration, an attempt to capture the mix of emotions felt by us when we are forced to leave our home because of trouble, war and strife, hunger, famine , injustice or any of all the myriad reasons people have been forced to flee in past and present times. The common thread of migration joins all the human race together as victims and perpetrators in one way or another, for better or for worse. Attempting to understand struggle surely helps us to grow as a race of people with the same basic needs, or at least potentially does?
I hope you might enjoy the songs ‘The Bright Girl Laughing at The Sea’, ‘The Lonely River’,’When You come back home again’,’The Child of Hearts’, ‘I turn to see your lovely Face’, and ‘Who is this that appears like the dawn’.I had great help with the recording and editing from Amhlaíobh Mc Sweeney, my co-conspirator through much of these strange Covid times.
The video was shot in West Cork, mostly on ‘The Long Strand’ near Rosscarbery, and the lake scenes in Ballinacarriga, near Dunmanway, on two bright wintery days. Please feel free to share the film and the music. Ger
New Album and New Single to match!
There is great excitement here in Macroom’s RAGGEDY RECORDS with the release today of the brand new full album THE MORNING STAR hot on the heels of last Friday’s single song release ‘Hello Gorgeous’ which is doing the rounds on the social media channels with a beautiful video made in Kerry by Corina van Deventer and Johnathan Kool.
Hello Gorgeous- Video- Ger Wolfe
We’ve had some really joyful positive feedback from the new album and radio play from Cork to Belfast. Get your copy here on the store and look out for the online launch, on youtube, facebook and instagram this coming Friday from Levis’s Corner house bar in Ballydehob, with The New Skylarks and special guests Amhlaíobh Mc Sweeney and Les Salamandas and no audience except all you who tune in!!
New Album ‘The Morning Star’ is about to be released
We are just pure delighted to be welcoming the release of Ger’s newest recording here at Raggedy Records, the radically independent record label.
‘ The Morning Star ‘ is Ger’s most poetically beautiful album to date. At times heart wrenchingly tragic yet also tender and gentle, Ger takes us on a trip through the contemporary world beset by despair and paints it with the bright colours of hope. Exploring themes like migration, memory, childhood, loss and Hope this is a collection of life-affirming songs, expressing the brightest vision of the human spirit in Covid times of dark despair. Songs like ‘Colder than the Winter’ and ‘The last Rose of Summer’, songs of forced migration are set alongside hope-filled numbers like ‘I am a wave’ and ‘I see the new moon’. All is beautiful, from the sparse and glittering accompaniment and the watchful production of Amhlaíobh Mc Sweeney who has worked on the project from the very beginning.
Keep supporting independent musicians and Pre-order your copy now from www.gerwolfe.com/store
Welcome to a short autumnal blog and a little update of what I’ve been up to musically over the last while. Social media wise I’ve been playing a few times every week, The main concert every Friday evening at 7 p.m. for an hour on Facebook live, with a shorter lunchtime concert at 12.30 mid-day each Wednesday on my Youtube channel and my regular ‘Sunday Paper’ also on facebook every Sunday, just a song or maybe two!. Thanks to everyone who has tuned in to any of the gigs and those who are able to contribute via www.paypal.me/gerwolfemusic or by getting virtual online tickets from the store page here.It’s great to have support from various corneres of the spherical globe throughout all of the time of the lockdown which has driven all of my gig work online, apart from one outdoor concert in August at the brilliant venue that is Levis’; Corner House in Ballydehob.
I will shortly have news of a forthcoming album which is called ‘The Morning Star’, We’ve been busily working away at it here in Raggedy Record Headquarters since July ands really enjoying the collaboration with the brilliant engineer and producer Leevy… It won’t be long now.
Please keep in touch and don’t hesitate in sending a request for a favourite song or two through facebook or twitter or even instagtram or by e.mail to email@example.com
Thanks for continuing to support these independent musical ventures and take care of yourselves.
Newly re-opened Website & Online Concerts
Welcome to the newly rebuilt website, It was closed for repairs there for a little while but back in action again, a bit of tasty carpentry around the side walls and all weather proof and ready to set sail once again.
Please feel free to tune in to my Friday night 7 p.m. live stream gigs on Facebook. I know it’s not everybody’s favourite media platform but for this Covid moment it is where many of us musicians are playing live. It keeps me going musically and I really appreciate everyone’s support. Online virtual optional tickets are available from the store here from just €5 or there is a virtual paypal contributions button www.paypal.me/gerwolfemusic
More importantly than that I have been singing my head off, going through an album of mine each week and this week I’m onto the greatest hits ‘Melody Bright and The Favourite Sparrow’.
I’ve enjoyed the trip through the albums and I’ve also been doing new material each week. The videos are still up there for now on my facebook page but will be taken them down again after a while so tune in while you can and please share with your friends and/or enemies too.
I have some interesting New projects in the pipeline including the performance on-line of a newly commissioned work about forced migration called ‘The Scattering’, which is very kindly funded by the Arts Council. New songs on an unfortunately age-old situation, the movement of people across the face of the earth.
Please keep listening and supporting independent artists !