Gerry O'Beirne

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Hi Gerry, Thank you so much for playing at our distillery last night. Your concert was brilliant!!!! I look forward to seeing you play again in the near future and hopefully here at Whidbey Island Distillery. Cheers, Bev Heising
Gerry - Saw you last month in Dingle and am really enjoying your album. The nextvtime you come to CA, let's figure out a house concert! Larry Dean Cupertino, CA
greetings from the farmlands of Pennsylvania. I have so enjoyed getting to know your music these last few months. love exploring open tunings and wanted to share one of mine with you, although you may have already stumbled on it yourself. it came out of a dream I had that I have turned into a bluesy song called Smoking Dottie. it's way down low and really fun to play..hope you enjoy it as much as I've been enjoying yours. peace and music, bobbi EADGBBE BABF#BE
I listen to Half Moon Bay like respite therapy! Your guitar work and singing is rejuvenating when I'm exhausted from work. I am in Hospice Care. Thank you for your healing work.
Gerry...I am a great fan of your music and just love your songs. We met you when you came to the Bonny Doon in Caifornia back in April, and it was a memorable experience for all of us. Keep rocking.
Right fine gig at Sleder's Tavern in Traverse City MI this past week. I was your sound guy. Western Highway has haunted me since, has been an ear worm...about as perfect a song that I know of. Well done...'til we meet again.
A fantastic performance by Mr O'beirne at Sleder's Tavern in Traverse City MI last evening.(10/15/14)Exceptional instrunental and vocal work, Thanks Gerry, for coming back to our fair town!
Holy Ground, good song
Hi Gerry, Your music is like a breath of fresh air-beautifully played. Are there any dates in England for you this year? Do you know what is happening in Andys world? Best wishes and thank you for the music
beautiful song. first heard it by Maura O'Connell
Hiya Gerry thanks a million for the wonderful Féile na Bealtaine concert yesterday afternoon. It was really great to get to hear you live and the beautiful room and view added to make it unforgettable. Not to mention your vast abattoir of instruments!! Is aoibheann linn do chuid cheoil. Go raibh míle maith agat.
We listened to you and your guitar in September,2013 at St James church in Dingle.....and haven't stopped!! Bought a couple of CD of yours and enjoy them immensely. Come to Ketchikan, Alaska when you can!! Thank you so much for being you. Claudia Kelly Seaver Had to add my maiden name to show Irish roots!! LOL
I saw you perform in Dingle last weekend. When you played "The Holy Ground", the entire pub fell silent. Beautiful song and excellent performance. 'Music is a pretty thing in fine company'.
Dear Mr O`Beirne! I love your "western highway". It is awesome and beautiful. Thank you
Gerry...saw you play at St. James during our stay in Dingle a few weeks ago. (We missed our Ghost tours of the graveyard you promised...LOL) I just had to get your cd. You brought me to tears then and I still well up hearing you play On Holy Ground. What a delightful surprise it was for us to hear you! Thank you so much! --Ruth, Kelly and Michelle
Dear Gerry O'B., Thank you so very much for coming to Bonny Doon in Caifornia back in April. I hope you will come back -- it was a joy. Sending kind wishes and deep thanks for the music. Irene (Also, won't you please come back here to the site and write a bit more? Missing knowing what you are up to and the music and other adventures in your life.... )
I heard Maura O'Connell sing Western Highway--beautiful!
Hi Gerry Really enjoyed the chat on Friday night with Aoife. Alas we need to work on her life with Donegal men!!! The song you played for us was magnificent and, if your proposed tour brings you anywhere near me on the East Coast, I will try to pop along and see you. Best Enda
Hi Gerry, we´ve seen you in John Benny´s on friday and saturday, and we really loved it. If you ever come to Germany let us know, otherwise we see you in dingle again. Your songs touched our hearts... Maybe you remember me telling you about the sittin room concerts, who knows...?
I had the pleasure of seeing Gerry play at John Benny’s 2 weeks ago in Dingle. I was so impressed with Gerry’s cord structures and how he played so “beautifully” and “sympathetically” with his fellow musicians and singers. My favorite songs of Gerry’s are, Shades of Gloria and The Holy Ground both of which bring tears to my eyes when I play them as they remind me of my week in Dingle and the days spent reading my James Connolly book on Coumeenole Beach (pure haven). God bless you Gerry hope I can catch up with you on my annual trip to Dingle next year – Keep up the good work and good luck to you!
We had the great fortune to be in Dingle two weeks ago and enjoyed your talent very much. The slide numbers total blew me away - Brilliant! I want to order the CD with a particular cut on it, and I think it is Angel, Angel. Is that the one where your playing so fast and hard it looks like you have ten fingers? I swear it wasn't the Guiness! Thanks for a great weekend of music. Jim Rose
When are you coming back to Kansas City? Miss your face! Miss your music!
We saw you play at the Folk Concert at St. James Church in Dingle in July. Your music is incredible and added so much to our trip. We have been listening to Half Moon Bay and plan to order others. We are fans for life! Thank you for your music.
Hoping to find lyrics and chords to Western Highway - always a favorite song.
We saw you in concert at a church coffee house in Downers Grove, Il. about 5 yrs ago?,have all your cds and some others with you on them, we stay in west Clare in the town of Cree, go every 1 1/2 yrs or so, will be again this October, took pics of the western RR museam and thought of you.
Just acquired Brongaene Griffin's 2010 recording Three Colours Ginger (Loftus Music), a delightful package produced and arranged by Gerry (with Brongaene) and also featuring him on guitar and ukelele in some of the finest accompaniment I've heard. I'll be studying these arrangements for some time, so tasteful, varied and always interesting -- the term "rhythm guitar" doesn't begin to do it justice. Now I'm off to get a hold of more of Gerry's recordings. Thanks for the inspiration.
There's a wonderful recording of Gerry's performance at the Dingle Record Shop: I've listened to it five times. Definitely worth a listen.
Love your music. I would be delighted to get chords/music for western highway, for me to play alone in my parlour on the upcomeing winter evenings. Best David
I love your music Gerry.
I very much enjoyed your show at Frogstop the other evening.. Susan
Gerry, it was great to see you again. Your music touches my heart and made me smile. I wasn't sure how my son would like your music but he was impressed. Have a safe drive to Nashville and remember you have many fans in Kansas! Hope to see you again soon. Jana Sawyer
Gerry, Bill and I are siting on our deck in the beautiful fall weather wondering if you are coming this way and would to do a house concert overlooking Lake Lanier. We would love to have you here. Let us know your plan over the next few months. Betty
Beyond your gorgeous music, your touring photographs were breathtaking and unique. Thank Ireland for a voice and an eye like yours! Cheers ~
Gerry just saw you and lads tonight in the Ionad Cultura Baile Bhuirne contae chorcai do bhi se go hiontach!!!! best gig ive been at in years real musicians playing real music such a breathof fresh air from the manufactured rubbish we hear daily on the airwaves im a musician myself , guitar, a little mandolin and violin youve really inspired me to bring my playing to a higher level best of luck on the tour tadgh corcaigh
is it possible to buy the sheet music for The holy ground - guitar chords and lyrics?
Jerry, A fine performance at Nancy Conescu's house in Portland, 9 April. Thanks for the songs and tunes. I listen to that tape of you backing up Mary Shannon years ago all the time. All the best, Chad
I just finished watching you play at a coffeehouse in Pacific Grove. Brought two friends with me and we thoroughly enjoyed your performance. Thank you for coming to the peninsula. Would love to see you return. ~Steph
Looking forward to your show at the library in San Juan Capistrano....glad you and Rosie keep returning with your beautiful music. I'm bringing another songwriter/singer with me to the 8:30 show.... Louise Jacobs North Tustin CA
Hi Gerry I guess all the practice in Ena's kitchen paid off, the guitar sounds beautiful. Just bought Ena one of your CDs, she'll get a kick out of it when it arrives. Also I'm totally jealous of your dobro, would love one but have yet to find my dusty back street with one for sale. All the best Jamie.
Hi Gerry, Loved the new cd with Rosie, and your lovely version of your tune, When You're Gone I Say Your Name. Its so hauntingly beautiful. I like both versions, and have all your songs and tunes on my iPod, so you are with me wherever I go. Thanks a million, Gerry. Ian Brodie from Edinburgh
Truly enjoyed your website. Your photos tell interesting stories from the lens of a true artist.
Good to hear that you and Rosie completed the CD! Looking forward to seeing you in Los Angeles area in December. What is involved in putting on a house concert?
I see you will be in Oregon in Dec. Call or e-mail me perhaps we can catch up? Be well
Hi Gerry, We all really enjoyed your performance for the first Tea Room Sessions - you have many new converts!!
Ah, Gerry - why have you not been out our way for so many years? It would be so great to see you! I'm sure there are many Coloradoans that miss your passing throughs.
We miss you at the farm, Gerry! I hope Rosie can join you next time. We have a new studio in the works. I am working with my dad on the Beirne history he remembers since his grandmother's sisters arrived in the USA, but we don't have much prior to that except for the original manuscript and typescript of "Recollections of a Western Ranchman" where my great-grandfather goes over a great deal that was subsequently edited out of the final draft! Hope to see you soon. Love to you both, Laura
Gerry.... We just left you and Rosie playing at John Benny Moriarty's. What a great night of music after seeing you at St James church last night (Friday-23rd) Our first trip to Dingle and was lucky enough to be introduced to your music...and Rosie and the others from St James. We are taking it back to Pittsburgh, PA with us
I am a massive fan of your music, Gerry. I hope you continue to produce as much as you can. Two albums is just not enough for me!
Your guitar looks quite glad they were able to repair it. Hope to see you next time you come to Georgia. Betty
Hi. I was at the Scottish Songbook concert in Glasgow last night. I just loved your songs. Is the sheet music available, please? Many thanks.
An old girlfriend of mine had your song 'Angel' on tape some time in the 'eighties. Haven't heard it since but it stayed in my head all that time.
So glad you have another CD (just ordered mine) as I think I've played Half Moon Bay so often I just may wear it out. Hope to see you touring in the Northeast US sometime soon. Saw you in Bethlehem PA and Elmer NJ some years ago with Andy and enjoyed both performances so very much. Thanks for an opportunity to tell you how much I have enjoyed your music over the years.
Your voice and music soothes and nurtures my soul. Thank you from Santa Cruz, CA.
Gerry, I just wanted to say hi... I was listening to your music while studying for my finals here in Massachusettes at Mt. Holyoke... It's quite perfect. You should come to Northhampton, MA some time... Gen and I would love to see you again :) Or, you can always come to Georgia again :) I hope youre doing well and having many adventures. -Tess p.s. I think you need a facebook... for all us youngings.
Western Highway is one of my favorite songs in this life.
Gerry Come back to Southern California...I got the Bog Bodies and other stories. It's very good. Mary
Hi Gerry, Give me a call when next you're in Stow with Andy M Regards, archie fisher
Loved the photos!! Hope to see you in Ca. Cheers, Kristy
Ok Gerry, it's going on a year now since I asked you to come to Colorado and I haven't seen you..... what's up with that? Must I repeat myself? Come to Colorado!!! Cheers, Carol
I met and talked with you at St. James in Dingle this June. You thanked me for asking if I could take pictures then I took a nice photo of you and would like to send it as an attachment if I may. I think you are a wonderful artist and spellbinding performer. I love your "Half moon Bay" and wonder if you have another more recent album. Best, Mark
I have always been fascinated by the bog mummies. Your music sounds fascinating too. xoxo Nita
Such a pleasure to meet and to listen to you on Tuesday in Great Bend. (I hope I didn't offend you with my harping on Irishness - I'm afraid I'm a great chain-yanker from way back.) JF has kindly loaned me Bog Bodies to enjoy for a bit. When I can save some non-essentials funds, I will gleefully buy my own. You wear your heart on your strings - or your fingers? - and it's an honor to have had the opportunity to hear its songs. Thank you. Would love to have a multi-cultural conversation some time...
Hi, Gerry! I thought that since mom was signing your guestbook, that I should too! I have to agree with her about the white filly! She is beautiful! I thought that all she needed to look like a unicorn was a horn. I can't get over your photography. You're an artist in more then one sense. You are full of light, and in turn, your music also. It lifts the spirit. when I listen to your music, I can hear the story, see it with my hears, you might say. I'd love to sing with you! I would be worried about messing up thou. *sigh* Anyway, I'd LOVE to visit you were you live. You've been here, our turn! *smiles* Affectionately yours, Xochitl
Hi, Gerry, I decided it was high time to visit your web site. Lovely photos! I am a horse lover -- and amateur fine arts photographer among other things -- and instantly fell in love with the white filly. She is gorgeous, as are your photos of her. Xochitl and I saw the photo of your guitar. Her comment was, "It's just SAD! The whole side is [let me see if I can spell this right] SMOOSHED." I am sure you can picture her expression to capture the sense of it. I hope you will post the verdict from Southwest and provide updates on the patient as she undergoes surgery, so to speak. (And I thought my violin looked bad before it spent 4 years 'in hospital'.) I have a confession to make. I did not do my research on you adequately before the concert last night concert here in Columbia, Missouri, so I did not put two and two together about how much production work you have done. All these years of enjoying Up Close and Promenade and never the wiser! I will have to look for Rosie Shipley's album when it comes out. I do hope you look up Jim Scott. His web site really is as I wrote on the card. Although it may be a while before you return to Missouri, next I see Allen Tatman later this month I will ask him to be on the lookout for you. You can check out the web site for Paddy Malone's Pub in Jefferson City, Missouri at Thanks again for visiting us in Columbia last night. Hope your concert in Great Bend, Kansas goes well, and likewise your production time in New Orleans with Rosie. May our paths cross again soon. All the best, Jackie Ambrow
Hi Gerry, I just have to say your song Western Highway has beena favourite of mine for years - I sing and play the harp - if you want to check me out my website is - I would love to try a rendition of this song on the harp - so if you feel that way inclined please send me some song chords and I will give my best shot - Kind Regards ... Raven
What photos - beautiful. Will you be coming to San Francisco any time soon...2010, perhaps? Ah, that's okay; 1996...2005....I can wait (though, obviously, your appearance in the greater Bay Area would be appreciated by many!)
Oh when will you steal away to Paddy's Shamrock Shore and whip up a mess of crabcakes?
nice to talk to you on sun, and i really enjoyed your music. Hope you thawed out.The Prots dont believe in anything as luxurious as heat !! Continued success in you career.
we actually met and talked a few years past(about 12 string guitar lessons) at the celtic festival at the oatlands in virginia. not like you would remember, except for the fact that it was hot as hades - 98F if i remember right, and humid as all get out - but you were fabulous. i intend to make a trip to ireland this fall(2009) - and would like to know if you have any dates scheduled then, and if you don't, i would like to know where to go to hear good - not commercial - but good and real music. hey, if you have any seriously passionate advice of what i need to see when i am there, that would be great too.thanks. deepest respect for your talent, your haunting melodies and words. when you sing, i see the places you see. that's art. janice apple
Still enjoying the Bog Bodies instrumentals. They are magical and a wonderful accompaniment to thought. Thanks so much! I hope you'll be recording more of your beautiful music soon.
Gerry when are you coming to Long Island NY again.......(Your dad was my god father)
Snatches of the holy ground song have been in my head for 20 years.Whenever I searched for it I ended up in Jerusalem not Mexico.An accident found me here, when i was looking for Jerusalem and not Mexico. I feel like I have found something precious that was lost to me.
Gerry, I remember you standing by the side of the road in Fort Bragg. Leaving town and wearing Juarez's big leather hat. Juarez is still with us, though at 85, his parts are wearing out. I was intrigued by the photo of the sharecropper's house in Crocket, Tx. My father, his father, and his father before him, were born in San Saba Texas, also in the Hill Country but considerably west of Crocket. That great-grand-father was named David Crocket Hubbert..... My father was born in a house that looked much the same as that sharecropper's house. I've got an old photo of that house. I'm in Boonville making pipes and raising my family. Life is good. Would love to see you again. I'll be in Europe for a couple of months next fall. Perhaps........ Michael Hubbert
Gerry, Come to Colorado soon!
Hello, Sir! How I enjoyed my evening of last....(the house concert of nov20th) in MY mind, I am musing pianos up two flights of stairs, as well as cool weather Irishmen trekking upon hot Mexican deserts of long ago...not to mention those who would steal panes of glass, --you stole my musical heart, last night--all smiles and joy lingers on---you share what the world needs now--blessing upon you, troubadour! Peculiarly yours, LaurieLeeC
I'm about to see/hear Gerry for about the fifth time at the Holy Trinity series in Ocean Beach (San Diego, CA). Everytime is as good as the last.
We all enjoyed last night's concert so much! Your songs and guitar playing really made the night for us ~ and Andy was funny and a great storyteller. It was sort of special for us to be able to go with our kids and friends and hear how much they liked it. Ryen plays guitar and keyboard and he especially appreciated your part of the show. My favorites were It Takes a Lot to Laugh.....on ukelele ~ and the instrumental from The Bog People (just kidding!) Bog Bodies... glad I now have the cd so I can hear more. You could've played 10 more songs and it still wouldn't have been enough! Let us know when you'll be here again, and we'll be there! Terry
enjoyed with delight the third concert of you and andy that i've attended in the los angeles area... if i REALLY listen....i can still hear your wondrous guitar ringing in the lecture hall at caltech....
Hi Gerry, First off, fantastic site you have here! I (very) recently saw you and Andy M. Stewart play at the Austin Celtic Festival, and all I can coherently say is 'wow'. I'd seen both of you before: you at Austin's 2005 festival, and the pair of you at Austin's St. Patrick's Day Street-Fest. I think I can truly say I'm addicted now to your live performances. A more dynamic duo I've yet to hear! I hope to see you again soon! Take care and all the best, Katrina
Gerry I can't get enough of your guitar...I heard you play "Where are you tonight, I wonder" with Andy Stewart and I gotta know, where can I find the tab for your arrangement??? I really want to learn that song...I'd be forever in your debt...but either way...keep on keepin on
We heard you play at a house concert many years ago at Jan and Jewel Shields near Newberg,Or., and have enjoyed your Half moon Bay CD immensely, so decided to look to up on the web, and much to my delight I see you will be playing in Newberg Dec. 4- See you there! Thanks so much for coming to Oregon! Dianne
Hi Gerry Just to say that I have been hearing your gorgeous music on "The Blue of the Night" - Carl Corcoran - on Lyric FM. So am a new fan of yours and looking forward to hearing more of your music - just bought your cd "Bog Bodies, etc.." and really looking forward to listening to it. Keep up the good work and please add me to your mailing list as I would love to hear you playing live - unfortunatelly, will miss your concert in Dublin tonight (10th Oct), but hope to catch you again soon ! Eileen
Gerry, We happened to catch the folk concert @ the St. James Church in Dingle on Monday, September 8th. It was our first trip to Ireland and we fell in love with the town. We live in Brooklyn, New York and want to make sure we see you in the states if you're touring in the northeast. Thank you for a beautiful show. We bought "Half Moon Bay" the next afternoon at a great record shop in Dingle and it became the soundtrack for the rest of our trip through the west and back to Dublin. Please add us to your mailing list as we would love to see you play again. Best, Tara and James
Hope all is well Gerry, the new album is GREAT. Watch for fRoots review coming soon. Hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes John
We found your 'Bog Bodies' CD following a recommendation by the lady that runs the Dingle record shop - and what a find it has been! Beautiful music - a perfect reminder of our holiday in Ireland. Looking forward to checking out your other CDs soon. I'll also be looking out for your tour of Yorkshire, England(!) ... Thank you and keep up the good work.
I love the song to your muse, "Long Beating Wing. Thanks for the great tunes. I love you !!!
Dear Mr O'Beirne, Unfortunately I was too timid the other day to walk up to you and give you some praise for your beautiful music. Now I send you my praise in writing instead. I saw you perform in St. James church here in Dingle two times now and I was enchanted by your music and your performance. I instantly fell in love with the Leprechaun-song and with Long Beating Wing. Thank you for the music! Sincerely yours, Lisa Ruhrort
the first time I saw you... was in edinburgh with andy m stewart. I then saw you last year in edinburgh where we spoke and you sang a song for gillian. Many thanks,I love and adore your music, please get in contact next time in scotland. Yours in music. Ian Brodie
<> I saw you in Pittsburgh this pas winter, and was lucky enough to flirt with you during the intermission! I'm using one of your songs ("Dancing Sweeny") on a mock website. Don't worry -- the site isn't being published online -- just being constructed in a web development class. Our assignment was to use "dynamic html" to build a site for our own radio station. So... if I could really have my own radio station, and play what I really want to, I would play your music all the time! In the meantime, I must be content with listening to it on my iPod, which is just as good, if not better!! Can't wait until you come along to Pittsburgh for a concert, again!
Thanks for the beautiful music and lyrics. Will you be near Michigan anytime soon, maybe The Ark in Ann Arbor??
HI Gerry, I came to your music through listening to Maura O Connell recently. Your Celtic soul is evident and made me homesick, in a good way! I am looking forward to performing some of your music with my band in the near future. Any gigs planned in the Boston area?
Have heard the new album Bog Bodies, and absolutely awesome. A must have in anyones collection. Phenomenal guitar work and fiddle from Rosie, can't wait to get you both over to the UK! Best wishes Jean
'enjoyed your pictures greatly. I'll be seeing you tomorrow (03/17/08) on the 200th block of 6th Street for the St Patrick's Day party. It will be great! Enjoy Austin!
hi gerry, mairin sent me an email about your new cd..wishing you all the best with it..hoping to see you here again in dingle this year.. have a great st. paddys day wherever you maybe. ..le dea ghui,mazz
Thanks for one of the most beautiful evenings of music I have ever experienced. You turn the guitar into a constellation and the ukulele into a prism. I had thought I was unfamiliar with your music until you played "Western Highway," then I realized that many of your songs have been rendered by other artists. Especially love the song to your muse, "Long Beating Wing." Both CDs will be played until they're bald. Thanks so much.
Gerry I loved your set at Stony Brook, Rosie was superb as well. I've read Doris Lessing's Marriage s Between Zones 3, 4 and 5, and would like to read the lyrics to the song it inspired. Reminding you about my new verse to Dylan's It Takes A Lot To Laugh... see & hear it on my MySpace, I appreciated your page on tunings. I do a few tunes in alternate tunings but lately my fancy has been tickled by partial capos. Hope to catch you again soon. Thanks.
Durn, I have been busy getting ready for a family homecoming for Thanksgiving and I forgot and missed Gerry's North Carolina performance. Ouch. There is no one I would rather see and listen to. <:-(
Not only would I like to be on your mailing list but I would love to know where I might get chords for Western Highway- I love to sing it. Are they available anywhere?
November 2, 2007 My wife, two daughtes and I saw you and Rosie this evening. It was the first time we'd heard of you, or your music (sure glad San Marcos Library hosted you and Rosie). Was amazed by your mastery of the 12 string -- it was lyrical. Yes, it is a shame more people don't play it (then again, so few play it well; so maybe it isn't a bad thing after all). Your style is so unique, felt like I was listening to a jazz musician playing folk. . .scales of chords instead of individua notes. . .clear as bells -- and on a 12 string no less. BRAVO! And your elephant is pretty awesome also. Just got home, put your CD on -- Rosie's too -- to get a feel for what was on them. Look forward to listening to it tomorrow. Thanks again for a wonderful evening of music. The Emmet family
Your music and the pictures it has created for me have touched me deeply for over 20 years. For me, to be at one of your concerts is to be allowed at communion. And that's just the simplest way I can say it. Thank you.
Gerry-Baby, I'm not really one for th'oul interweb, but I've just found your site, and it's ideal! Love your photographs. I hope all's well with you. Keep safe! Gg
Hi Gerry, I've been a fan of your songwriting since Maura O'Connell recorded "Half Moon Bay" back in 1995 (still my favorite recording of hers). Stumbled upon a copy of your own "Half Moon Bay" recording about a month ago, and must admit it makes me pine to be in the Irish hillsides, even though I've never visitied there. How lucky that you're coming to North Carolina in November. We just left a message at the "house concert" in Raleigh (closer to us) but if that doesn't work out we will come to the Winston-Salem show. Thank you for sharing your beautiful songs. Most sincerely, Darren Stuart
I bought your CD a while back and haven't had it off! I love it. Let me know when your next CD is coming out to, so I can buy that as well!! Yours..... Eamonn
Hi Gerry, Saw you in concert in Coatsville, PA this summer (2007). LOVED your music! Bought Half Moon Bay, and play it all the time! Please do another CD soon, and come back east again! Ann
don't know if you remember the hostess from o'flaherty's new orleans who was so crazy about your music. have been encouraging listening in nashville now. kevin and i think of you often. much much love and fond thoughts, cyn from o's
hi from Spain, just ran across your fine web and hope all is well. might you be playing in Spain anytime? cheers, Dani
I heard you on XM radio yesterday. I enjoyed your mention of Radio Luxembourg. My Irish friends tell stories of listening to classic rock on this station when they were teens. We spent time streaming music from our youth on their web site. And like you, I went to bed in Chicago with the transistor radio under my pillow. We grew up seperated by an ocean, but with a shared love of music.
Hi Gerry! Love the new website! Hope you are doing well. Wish there was a Northern California tour date on the calendar ;-) Much happiness, Lora and Adrian
Gerry, My sister and I loved your concert at Beans in the Belfry in Virginia. That was one of the best days of my life. You spoke with us warmly, and my sister gave you her door prize. We thought you were brilliantly, spontaneously hilarious. I listen to your CD almost all the time, and it's so exquisite that most other music pales beside it. You have the sweetest voice, and I've never heard such beautiful guitar playing with so much heart.
Saw you with Thom moore in the Cherrytree last night. Very enjoyable gig. Paticularly enjoyed the "two twelve-strings" I have just had a look at your photos. some very good quirky images.I went to New Orleans with my family last July 2006. A sad place after Katrina, but hopefully the spirit still lives.All the best Ger O'Sullivan (ex Scariff Co. Clare, now a Dub)
I love your music. Angel Angel and Holy Ground are my favorite. Thanks for the great tunes.
Hi Gerry...We met in Berkeley many years ago when you played there with Andy Stewart. I gave you a lift, and gave you the piece I wrote about my grandfather. Been listening to Half Moon Bay, and thought I would check up on your site to see if you've recorded a new album yet. Your photographs are truly wonderful. Hope to see/hear you near Redding, CA someday! I'm pissed! YOU are playing the SECOND week of Jazzfest, Whilst I am playing the FIRST. THAT JUST SUCKS!! Are you going to be in New Orleans the weekend before? I'd love to run into you. I could get you into the party I'm playing the First Friday of JAZZFEST. BTW...I was getting a wee bit Guinessized in a really cool pub in Dublin watching a really great trio play and Lo and behold they played one of yer tunes! I went up and asked them about it and they responded with you bein' somewhat a musical legend in them thar parts... How cool are you! There are a few locals here in Park City that play my songs but they probably would appologize for it if confronted!
Gerry - Chatted with you briefly after your performance in San Juan Capistrano...thanks for the soul-touching music and guitar artistry. Guess you'll be near my hometown of Antioch, Ca. tomorrow. I'm heading up there the following weekend....would have loved to hear your music again. I shared your cd will 400 adult students this week in my music classes. God Bless.....hope our paths cross again. Louise
Gerry,hope you're well.Was sending a message to Thom and found a link to your page.Will link it to my site.If you get a chance you might do the .Anyway,great blast with yourself and the King of Knocknarea at...the foot of..Knocknarea last September.All the best from...Knocknarea.
Truly enjoyed your website. Your photos tell interesting stories from the lens of a true artist. Please add me to your email list. Staffone
Gerry!!!! My buddy from Swannanoa lo those many moons ago, and also our feast in Jefferson City, MO at Red Lobster...does that ring a bell? I've been thinking about you lately and wondering how you are doing. Drop me an email at the address here when you get a chance, and I will look forward to hearing from you. I had some CDs stolen, and "Half Moon Bay" was sadly one of them. I will be ordering another ASAP. :) Talk to you soon, my friend. P.S. The pics are beautiful. I remember you telling me about Dingle. Cool. :)
So sorry to have missed your San Diego show Gerry, first tour of yours I haven't made. But what's this? Soundtrap Studios this weekend...? If it's the new album, I'm ready to pre-order a dozen copies!
Hi Gerry, hope you are very well. I'm glad to see how busy you are and it's nice to read all these warm comments in your guestbook. Hope to see you again, take care & good luck! Jens
Your music forever defines a part of my life that was the happiest i've ever been before or since. When your music plays, it brings me back to that feeling of loving and being loved that i felt then. Thank you for making music that is so powerful that a girl can just remember what it was like for a moment in time to be truly happy. God Bless you Always, Amy J. Campbell
Hi Gerry Since I wrote to thank you for a great gig in Dingle in September, we've decided to come back from Dorset to Kerry (Dunquin) for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. Any chance you'll be playing within a 100 mile radius or will you be in the US? Really looking forward to your new album (no pressure!!). Sue H
Gerry, I want to say thanks for coming to Atlanta. I was one of the two teenage girls at your concert. I have to say, I don't think i've been as happy to hear anything in my entire life than i was that night. My sister Gen (the one sitting on the floor, who plays the guitar) and i have been listening to your music since i can remember. We used to fall asleep to your music every single long car ride we've had to Vermont. Hearing you play, live, watching the way you play, made my year... i swear. Seeing you here made me so happy. I've always wanted to see you play. Thanks for coming. I really hope you come back and play again. -Tess p.s. I still love the photos on your website... they're amazing.
see you're way out west tonight Bud .Not missing this Irish weather I bet . greetings from a wet Clare .Happy strummin' !! Slán , Peadar
Hello, Gerry! I'm sorry to be greedy, but... how about another CD? Pretty Please? :-) Maybe with fiddler Heather Gilmour? (seems like fate put y'all together at Tex Scottish Fest in Arlington Tx a while back). Just a thought! Keep on with the good works! - George -
Gerry, I'm thrilled at the prospect of hearing you perform again! I first heard you at Acoustic Coffeehouse in Nederland, CO and then again in Lafayette, CO. I'll see you again Oct. 21st in Lafayette. Can't wait! and I sure hope you'll be prepared to play (for me), Long Beating Wing. It's my absolute fav! Maybe now you'll recall me asking you to play it before. Oh, and your photos are stunning! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful talent! Carol
i am so excited. i'm trying to get a friend to drive with me to davis so she can see you 'live' your steady fan kelly
Hi Gerry, Too often in life words go unspoken, so I will speak some now to you that must be said - "Half Moon Bay" is a work of astonishing beauty that I haven't stopped playing since it was first given to me by my sister [who knew that I was a fan of yours from Midnight Well days]. NOW ... 1. When is the next one slated for release? 2. When can you come to Vancouver? Best wishes, John.
So glad to hear you're coming to town! I can't wait. I listen to Lumina often and remember that exquisite concert in the church in Dingle. :) Ellen
Half Moon Bay is a great album...I "stumbled across" you by searching the net for "Beirne" and ordered the cd on the spot.....Go move on my part...Like to know when your playing in the New Jersey/New York area.....
Hi Gerry, have missed hearing your wonderful music live. Glad to see you'll be around soon. I'll have to make a trip down to Santa Cruz to see you play. Driving down highway 1 (now that it's reopened!) will be a great prelude, especially this time of year. Hope you're doing well across the pond! take care Adrian
Hi Gerry, thanks for a great night in Edinburgh, the gig was brilliant, and thanks again for singing for Gillian. Love the photos. Hope to see you again sometime. Ian Brodie.
Hi Gerry, What a great evening of music and pints with Rosie, you, Tom, and all for the Johnsmith tour of Ireland! I have your music (thank you!) for airplay on the radio station where I host the folk show in State College, PA, WPSU. I have Rosie's fiddle tunes too! Many thanks. I hope to return to Ireland sooner but if not I look forward to your playing anywhere near me. Cilantro or however one says Slainte! Paul
Hi Gerry Had the pleasure of seeing you with Rosie and her brother in Dingle. Best concert I've ben to in years, and can't wait for your new album with Rosie. Hope it includes the guitar solo you opened the set with, pure magic. Any chance you will be in England in the future.
Hi Gerry, Thank you again for the lovely concert you and Rosie held for John Smith's group at the Yeats County Hotel on August 1. Karyn
Love your stuff Gerry.
Hi Gerry, I met you when you played with andy m stewart in edinburgh a few years ago, and you signed my copy of half moon bay. I love the album. I have a request for you, can you play When your gone I say your name for Gillian at the gig in Edinburgh. I look forward to meeting you again then. Regards Ian Brodie.
Good and interesting to hear your news.
Wonderful guitar, the 12-string pieces are my favorite. Just returned from a 3 week trip to Ireland. I'm 54 years young and just met my cousins in County Monoghan for the first time. Already planning the next trip. Gerry, please come to Wisconsin or Minneapolis. I only have one ear left after some life altering surgery, so I'll listen twice as hard. MPC
Great tunes, music. Thanks for placing them on your site. Looking forward to hearing more. WPSU-FM Folk show in Pennsylvania
Gerry- Love the new website! Your photos are fabulous. The family and I hope to see you soon. Hopefully you'll be in the Northeast so we can all get together. I'll have to send some recent pictures, especially of the newest member of the O'Beirne clan. Take care! -Erin
We saw Gerry with Maura in Fairfield, Connecticut back in the 90's and bought his CD at the concert. We've played it since in the car and our twin daughters Tess and Gen have come to love the music too. Gen plays guitar for the past 6-7 years and is awed by Gerry's ability and expression. We moved to Gainesville, Georgia 2 years ago and look forward to seeing Gerry some day in a concert in Atlanta. Looking forward to that next CD! Some sheet music off your songs if available would be great for my daughter Gen. Thanks.