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Gerry O'Beirne

When:

Fri 21 Feb 2014, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Kamo Swifts Soccer Club, 595 Kamo Rd, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Listed by: ruthgreenaway1

Gerry O'Beirne returns to NZ for a month long tour of the country, bringing his gift of song and his highly accomplished talent for playing the acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar and the ukulele.

Born in Ennis, County Clare, along Ireland’s music-rich west coast, he grew up in Ireland and in Ghana in West Africa, and has since lived in England, California, and Mexico. He lives now near Dingle in Co Kerry. He has performed at the White House, opened for the Grateful Dead, and played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull, and has appeared on Garrison Keillor’s radio show - A Prairie Home Companion.

Gerry’s first solo album, Half Moon Bay, featured his own songs and instrumental compositions. Half Moon Bay was cited as one of the 12 best releases of the year by Performing Songwriter magazine and was chosen as one of Folk World’s Top ten albums of the year. His second album The Bog Bodies And Other Stories: Music For Guitar, was named CD of the Month on the radio show Echoes, and one of the essential albums of the year on the same show and was featured recently on the Irish TV show Nationwide.

His latest album Yesterday I Saw The Earth Beautiful with fiddler Rosie Shipley was described as "an extraordinary album with innovative arrangements and hauntingly beautiful songs." by Folkworld. Many of his songs have been embraced by the contemporary folk community. –“Gerry O’Beirne has written some of the best new tunes to come out of Ireland’s Celtic music scene. O’Beirne’s guitar playing is always a thing of wonder and his lyrics have become increasingly poetic and emotionally deep.” Dirty Linen music review.

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