Delighted to have Ger on Board for ROOTS '19
Catch him at The LobbyLights at The Skellig Star Hotel on Saturday at 17.00 but keep your eyes and ears open around the town over the weekend.. as you could catch up with Ger and his music anywhere!!
From Ger's Wesite"I write and sing songs about Life in all its twists and turns, light and shade, Joy and sorrow, loss and gain. I travel to sing and play my songs and tunes far and wide and I’ve done this since I was a teenager, busking in Cork and Galway as a kid. Now I play in theatres, Folk Clubs and other venues that support live music, run by some of the superheroes of the live music scene.
I love my Alhambra nylon-strung Spanish guitar and my new steel-strung Portuguese Fado guitar. That and my ould Guarnerius-copy Violin I bought off Jim O’Halloran in Carrigaline in 1991 and my Les Paul copy Epiphone electric guitar with the mellow fender valve amp. I love playing music and I love singing even more. You can’t move in our house without tripping over a mandolin or a piano, a harmonica or a banjo.
I’ve released 8 albums of my songs – my first “Word & Rhyme” (1998), followed by ‘Ragged Ground’ (2000), ‘Heaven Paints Her Holy Mantle Blue’ (2002) and ‘The Velvet Earth’ (2005). ‘No Bird Sang’ (2009), ‘Fréamh ; Root’ (20011) and ‘I Have Been Loved’ (2014). Myself and The New Skylarks have been working away here night and day for years!
Our newest C.D. is ‘ Ger Wolfe and The New Skylark’s Melody Bright and The Favourite Sparrow’ and I hope it sounds brightly in your room.
Ger Wolfe is a modern day troubadour, a singer, a songwriter and a poet who weaves beautiful melody around his word and rhyme, always delivered with a gorgeous voice and that totally unique finger-picking guitar style.
He specialises in crafting songs that will make you wonder in awe at the beauty and the sadness of Life in almost equal measure, yet always tipping the balance towards an overpowering sense of Hope and Joy.
He has toured extensively in Ireland and in the U.K. both as a solo artist and with various combinations of his band ‘The New Skylarks’ over the last twenty years.
In concert sometimes with ‘The New Skylarks’, often featuring drummer Martin Leahy, Violinist Edel Sullivan and Double-bass player Paul Frost, the music becomes ever-more mesmerising.
Ger has released eight full albums worth of his own songs, the latest “Ger Wolfe & The New Skylark’s Melody Bright & The Favourite Sparrow” – a compilation of work from some of the previous CDs and a new song in his latest single ‘Love is in the Lost and Found’.
As popular as ever on National radio, Ger’s song ‘The Curra Road’ has found its way into the hearts of many singers and listeners alike but this New album promises to show people the wide variety of his work with The Skylarks that might have slipped under the radar.
The album features special guest appearances from a stellar cast including Karan Casey, Fiona Kelleher, Kevin Murphy, John Spillane, Annette Buckley and many more. Ger is a gentle singer and songwriter in a million with a musical gift worth paying attention to-simple medicine for a complicated world.