Born in Ennis, County Clare, along Ireland’s music-rich west coast, Gerry O’Beirne is a renowned singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His compositions blend the passion found in traditional music with the freshness of contemporary song.
Gerry’s first solo album, Half Moon Bay, was cited as one of the 12 best releases of the year 2000 by Performing Songwriter magazine and was chosen as one of Folkworld’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, and one of the essential albums of the year, on the radio show Echoes. 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 Gerry's songs have been recorded by a number of artists, including Maura O’Connell, Mary Black, and Cathie Ryan. Gerry has also produced a large number of albums for various artists, including Kevin Burke and Michael O’Dhomhnaill, Patrick Street, Andy M. Stewart, and others.
Gerry has toured the globe as a solo artist and with the Sharon Shannon Band, Patrick Street, Midnight Well, Andy M. Stewart, Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine, and the Waterboys. He has performed at the White House and the Kennedy Center, opened for the Grateful Dead, and played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull. He has appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. His performance of Western Highway was chosen as an audio highlight on A Prairie Home Companion’s website.
More on Gerry O’Beirne at http://gerryobeirne.com.
Doors open: 7:15pm
$20 (all proceeds go to the artists)
The concert will be held outdoors or indoors, depending on weather.