October 24, 2015
Reared in the west of Ireland and in west Africa, Gerry O’Beirne is a self taught master of the six and twelve string, slide guitar and ukulele, and other stringed instruments… and a renowned songwriter. Many of his songs have been recorded by well known artists on the Irish music scene, including Mary Black, Maura O’Connell, and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.
O’Beirne’s own albums have received much acclaim around the world, while he produced and arranged music for many others… including Patrick Street, Kevin Burke, and Miche�l O’Dhomhnaill. His writing is a hybrid of the passion found in traditional music, and the freshness of contemporary song. 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, opened for the Grateful Dead, and played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull. His songs were celebrated in a special concert at Sligo’s Fleadh Cheoil in August 2015.
O’Beirne lives near Dingle in West Kerry.
“Gerry O’Beirne has written some of the best new tunes to come out of Ireland’s Celtic music scene. His lyrics have become increasingly poetic and emotionally deep.” — Dirty Linen
“The instrumentals are out of this world.” –The Sunday Times
“Beautiful… Exuberant and lyrical sound… an album so full of melodic warmth that it can barely be contained… melodically compelling, cinematically shifting compositions that have an epic dimension…. one of the most perfect acoustic albums I’ve heard in a while …. a career defining album.” — John Diliberto, Echoes about ‘The Bog Bodies And Other Stories: Music For Guitar’, album of the month on Echoes
“An Extraordinary album with innovative arrangements and hauntingly beautiful songs” –Folkworld, about ‘Yesterday I Saw The Earth Beautiful’
“Everything he touches lasts and resounds to us with an echo of truth and beauty and perfection” –Ranelagh Arts Festival
“A sublime talent….opens new creative vistas for acoustic guitar music” –fRoots
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