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Gerry O’Beirne and his guitars are back in the States

Gerry O’Beirne and his guitars are back in the States

Gerry O’Beirne, one of my favorite “Savor the Experience” experiences, returns from world travels to California for his autumn tour.

I was beginning to wonder where Gerry O’Beirne had wandered off. Autumn is his usual time to make an appearance and thank goodness I checked an old email address to find, buried in garden tips and baking notes, his 2014 Fall tour dates.

Gerry is truly a unique experience. Across the pond he comes to fill his rental car with guitars of various shapes and sizes and one ukulele. He plays only intimate gigs where the before, intermission and after, you’ll find a very approachable seasoned and highly talents musician and song writer.


His first CD album “Half Moon Bay” was long awaited and hailed by Folkworld as “”A masterpiece”. I can’t argue there. “Western Highway” remains one of my favorites; in which Gerry’s lyrics and vocals creating a great synergy with his original music.  

avenueThen came “The Bog Bodies And Other Stories: Music For Guitar” was includes two songs written in contemplation of Oldcroghan Man and Clonycavan Man housed in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

GerryObeirne You can get on Gerry’s mailing list or purchase music through Gerry’s website, which he personally maintains:

My favorite song “Labasheeda is on the “Yesterday I Saw The Earth Beautiful” album

by Gerry O’Beirne & Rosie Shipley. Folkworld called this “An Extraordinary album with innovative arrangements and hauntingly beautiful songs.”

Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful

Gerry’s remaining 2014 live concerts:

Wednesday 5th November Santa Cruz Mountains CA 7PM
Out In The Woods
Geoff Brown

Thursday 6th November Davis CA 7.30
Wagman Concerts

Friday 7th November Santa Barbara CA 7PM
Castillo Concerts

Saturday 8th November Los Angeles CA 8PM
The Steward House Concert
Janet Williamson, promoter

Sunday 9th November Los Anglese CA
Private Concert

Thursday 13th November Tucson AZ 7.30PM
Bookings: 520-275-3811

Friday 14 November Tubac AZ Presidio Park 7PM

Saturday 15 November Flagstaff 7.30PM
Coconino Center For The Arts 2300 N. Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff AZ 86001
Box Office 928 779 2300

Sunday November 16 Phoenix AZ 6PM
Irish Cultural Center
1106 North Central Ave
Phoenix AZ 85004

Friday November 21 Gainesville GA 8PM
House Concert on Lake Lanier
Call 678-971-4465
or email

Saturday November 22 Garner NC (near Raleigh)
Garner Civitan Club, 1005 Poole Drive, Garner NC
Tickets must be reserved prior to the show
To Order by email:
or call Kate at 919-875-0906

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Posted by on November 4, 2014 in Acoustic, Art, Music, Uncategorized


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Gerry O’Beirne & Rosie Shipley in California

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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Posted by on March 14, 2011 in Acoustic, Music


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