Special concert and other fall news!

So many opportunities to share my music have been coming my way, and I am grateful! I have a special concert coming up that I want to tell you about. First, though, I want to thank you for your continued support. I hope to see each of you soon!

  • Friday the 14th of Oct., I am giving a private house concert featuring “Comfort Music.”
  • The morning of Saturday the 22nd I am sharing music at the Fort Farmers Market.
  • The end of the month, I am showcasing at the Folk Alliance Regional Midwest conference.
  • I return to the Cafe’ Carpe for a concert on Nov. 5.  See more about this show below!
  • Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock has invited me as a guest artist at their Nov. 13 service.

I’m hoping to see you Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8:30pm at the Cafe’ Carpe in Fort Atkinson, Wis. I love playing at the Cafe’ Carpe. I can interact with audience members in the listening room there in a way not possible in a noisy space where some people are conversing and others are trying to listen. The listening room resonates with warmth and richness making the musical experience truly great for artist and audience.

The concert starts at 8:30p.m. I recommend you arrive early to eat, drink and be merry! The cost is $10 and includes a performance by internationally touring Irish musician Gerry O’Bierne in addition to me sharing my songs and select cover tunes. We will take turns sharing music from about 8:30 to 11pm (with a wee break in there somewhere to give folks a chance to visit the bar and such). Please call (920) 563-9391 to reserve.

Please plan now to come out on Nov. 5 and enjoy the music. I know you will be glad you did!

And, if you stop by the Fort Farmers Market on October 22nd, I hope you’ll sit a spell and say hello between songs. It’s always good to see friendly faces!

gerry_obierne2More about Gerry O’Bierne:

Born in Ennis, County Clare, along Ireland’s music-rich west coast, Gerry O’Beirne is a renowned singer, songwriter and guitarist (6 and 12 string guitar, tiple, and ukulele, slide guitar among others).  He grew up in Ireland and in Ghana in West Africa, and has since lived in England, California, and Mexico. He lives now near Dingle in County Kerry. His own compositions blend the passion found in traditional music with 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 and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., opened for the Grateful Dead, and played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull. He composed and recorded the score to River of Dreams, an artistic response to the River Shannon commissioned by the Irish Department of Arts and Heritage, and he has written music for film and theater. Gerry has also appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.

See Gerry O’Bierne playing his song “Long Beating Wing” in a live video recording at this link. Listen to more of his music and read lyrics at his website gerryobeirne.com.