I See the New Moon

Recorded in Cork, Ireland
February 2019

Ger says: “I think this song I wrote in January 2016, is a good one for the Bert Jansch project because it has that little tune repeated in between the lines – a thing I heard him doing (maybe it’s a natural ‘filler’ with songs that are built around a simple run of chords or a drone). Lyrically it must speak for itself. Though I wouldn’t interfere with someone else’s reading of a song, I put this one in my own box of songs marked ‘Hope’. I like that walking rhythm, even veering towards a march, that seems a fairly traditional thing.

“Myself and Nóra had a great day out driving around West Cork. I am pictured with the Yamaha at Ballinacarriga castle, a 14th century tower house owned by the O’ Herlihy clan, also by a mill race that runs nearby and then by the sea at The Long Strand not far from Clonaklity .There is also a picture of my fiend Abhlaíomh Mac Sweeney who made the video. By the way, the guitar is really beautiful, I see what you mean about the electric tone, the sustain is brilliant on it, very nice, and really suits the open tunings – I could ‘waste’ away hours on it quite happily! He included some pictures in the video – I hope that suits.”

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Ger has released eight full albums of his own songs, the latest ‘Ger Wolfe and The New Skylark’s Melody Bright & The Favourite Sparrow’ – a compilation of work from some of the previous CD’s and a new song in his latest single ‘Love is in the Lost and Found’. As popular as ever on National radio, Ger’s song ‘The Curra Road’ has found its way into the hearts of many singers and listeners alike.