From Ireland…Jerry O’Beirne in Concert!
December 9th, 7:30 PM – doors open at 7:00 PM
First Congregational Church of Flagstaff – 740 N Turquoise Dr., Flagstaff, AZ
“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
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, ukelele and slide guitar among others). He grew up in Ireland and Ghana in West Africa, and has since lived in England, California, and Mexico. He lives now near Dingle in County Kerry. His 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, opened for the Grateful Dead, and played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull.
Gerry has appeared on Garrison Keilor’s Prairie Home Companion. His performance of Western Highway was chosen as an audio highlight on a Prairie Home Companion’s website (http://www.prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/20011110/).
The concert will take place at First Congregational Church of Flagstaff (740 N Turquoise Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86001) on December 9th at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM). Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. For advance tickets visit “Olives Wild” (1530 S Riordan Ranch Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001) or call 928-606-7999 / 928-600-8660.