Gerry O’Beirne & Rosie Shipley in California

14 Mar

MUSIC: My first music post is all about Gerry O’Beirne, BECAUSE he’s coming to Southern Cal this coming weekend where he’ll do two shows; one in Pasadena and one in San Juan Capistrano. I highly recommend seeing Gerry in person; truly beautiful music that will transport you! I’ll review each of his CD’s on future posts.

Gerry has been a favorite musician of mine since the 90’s when a friend took me to see him and Andy M. Stewart as they toured small venues throughout the US.  And small venues is what it’s all about. So close that you could almost throw a piece of popcorn (if they sold any)  and hit a musician from any seat in the house; just a minimum about of sound equipment, and sometimes none at all other than the instruments.

Gerry writes and performs his own music. His ballads are hauntingly beautiful. Sometimes there are lyrics, but always the music itself is the star.

Gerry is coming to Cali starting next week in Pasadena at CalTech, on March 19th, 2011 and ending up  in Pacific Grove on April 2nd, 2011. Here’s the announcement he sent out:

Dear California friends,

Taking to the highways and playing in California in the Springtime. Starting with Caltech next Saturday.
Meeting friends old and new. I’ve been recovering from an achilles operation so i will be hobbling a little.
But music doesn’t hobble! I’m looking forward to seeing you there,
Gerry O’Beirne

Saturday March 19. Caltech, Pasadena CA with Rosie Shipley/fiddle
Beckman Institute Auditorum 8PM
ticket office: 626-395-4652
Sunday 20th March Santa Barbara CA 7PM
House Concert Santa Barbara CA
Saturday March 26th San Juan Capistrano 6.30PM & 8.30PM with Rosie Shipley, fiddle
Note: double check the times – they might yet change.
SJC Library  Multicultural Arts Series
At 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano CA
Wednesday 30th March Santa Cruz CA 7PM
Out In The Woods Concert Series
Friday 1st April Berkeley CA 7.30 PM
House Concert in a lovely location near the Claremont Hotel, Berkeley.
Todd Denman ph # 415-759-8159 for reservations
Saturday 2nd April Pacific Grove CA 7.30PM
The Works
667 Lighthouse Ave
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