I See the New Moon
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.”