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WHO: Gerry O'Beirne
WHAT: Original songs and music
WHERE: Pasadena Christian Center
(it's not a "christian" concert; we're jsut borrowing the building)
2588 E. Colorado Blvd.
(between Altadena Dr. and San Gabriel Ave.)
Pasadena, CA 9110
WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 8:00 PM
COST: $10 advance (reserve by e-mail: [email protected])
$12 at the door

Here's a brief bio of Gerry:
Irish songwriter, guitarist and singer Gerry O'Beirne was born in Ennis in
County Clare and raised in the West of Ireland and in Ghana in West Africa.
Gerry is not only a self-taught master of the six and twelve string guitar,
he is also a renowned songwriter. His music takes it's influences from old
and new music and poetry. Whether performing solo or with other artists, his
unique musical stylings and poignant original songs coupled with a
passionate love of the music draw his audience into an intimate circle in
the largest concert hall or the smallest pub. Gerry is also much sought
after for his skills as an arranger and producer.

Several of his songs have been covered by artists on the Irish music scene.
Maura O'Connell recorded Half Moon Bay on her album Stories as well as
Western Highway, Shades of Gloria and The Isle of Malachy. Mary Black
recorded The Holy Ground and named her CD after it. Cathie Ryan recorded
Shades of Gloria and The Lights of San Francisco.

Gerry has toured around the globe with several bands and artists including
Patrick Street, The Sharon Shannon Band, Midnight Well (which featured his
unique slide guitar playing), The Waterboys, Andy M Stewart, Martin Hayes,
Kevin Burke and Andy Irvine. He has performed at the White House, opened for
the Grateful Dead, and played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull. As a
producer Gerry has a large number of albums to his credit including
Promenade for Kevin Burke and Micheal O'Dhomhnaill (winner of the Grand Prix
Du Disque at Montreux), Irish Times by Patrick Street, Man In The Moon and
Donegal Rain by Andy M Stewart, First Footing by Anam, The Connaughtman's
Rambles by Martin O'Connor, Up Close by Kevin Burke, Lifting The Veil by
Fiona Joyce, To Anyone At All by Clandestine, Fine Small Storm by Jen Hamel
and many more.

Gerry's album, "Half Moon Bay," was chosen as one of the best 12 independent
releases of the year by Performing Songwriter magazine, who featured him in
an article and interview in their May 2000 issue, and the album was also
chosen as one of Folkworld's top ten albums of the year. This year he will
be touring in Holland, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Press quotes and reviews about Gerry O'Beirne:

"Gerry O'Beirne has written some of the best new tunes to come out of
Ireland's Celtic music scene. O'Beirne's guitar playing is always a thing of
wonder and his lyrics have become increasingly poetic and emotionally deep."
- Dirty Linen

"The instrumentals are out of this world. A self taught master of the 6 and
12 string guitar, the playing of O'Beirne is superlative and subtle beyond
words."
- The Sunday Times

"His works are simple, elegiac and exquisitely worded pen pictures of life's
experiences."
- Rock 'N' Reel

"A masterpiece."
- Folkworld

"He's a lovely singer, a powerful performer and a master musician."
- Evening Herald

"While much of his material (Isle of Malachy, Shades of Gloria, Western
Highway, The Holy Ground) is best known sung by others, Gerry reclaims his
songs. He involves the listener with a gentle intensity that allows the
beauty of his melodies to envelop and sweep them along: images abound of
mountains and deserts, foreign lands, and County Clare, loves lost and loves
won."
- Irish Edition

"The highlight of the recent Waterboys concerts at the Olympia Theatre was a
truly mesmerizing bottleneck solo.....by guitarist Gerry O'Beirne.
- In Dublin

"He should be compulsory listening for any aspiring ambitious guitarist.
It's not just his technical dexterity and brilliance that catches the
imagination, it's the inventive use of arrangements, lyrics and melody."
- The Word

"A songwriter of of immense articulation and descriptive power and blessed
with a solid confident delivery."
- Irish Music Magazine
               
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