GERRY HANBERRY IS AVAILABLE FOR MUSIC GIGS: POETRY READINGS : LITERARY TALKS
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He plays regular entertaining solo acoustic gigs featuring a selection of classic and contemporary folk/rock, Americana, country, classic Irish folk, blues and some original material. As an entertainer he tailors his set to suit the venue and the audience and ensures that all enjoy their evening out. So if you like for example Dylan, Neil Young, Towns Van Zandt, Johnny Cash, as well as great Irish folk songs.
With his four-piece band GAZLIGHT which features the legendary Pat Collins (ex Café Orchestra etc..) on electric fiddle, plus bass and drums Gerry opts for a lively fusion of folk, rock, country, gypsy jazz, Americana, rhythm ‘n blues, etc... featuring some classic boppers. GAZLIGHT features regularly in Galway’s famous Tigh Neachtain’s bar on Quay Street.
Gerry also does an entertaining Bob Dylan show where he plays a selection of Dylan’s classic compositions and talks about Dylan’s influences, his importance and relevance in the light of his Nobel Prize for literature .
Based on his book ‘On Raglan Road – Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them’, Gerry presents an illustrated show which features a selection of classic Irish love songs such as ‘On Raglan Road’, ‘Grace’, ‘Nancy Spain’, Part The Point of Rescue’, ‘Galway Girl’ etc and talks about the women who inspired these compositions. So if you ever wondered who exactly was Nancy Spain or Grace and who exactly was the real Galway Girl then this show is a must.
Gerry is now working on his fifth poetry collection and is available for readings, talks or writing workshops. He has been invited to read at many festivals and events both in Ireland and abroad over the years and also works part-time teaching creative writing (poetry) at National University of Ireland, Galway. His poems have been widely published and have appeared in a number of anthologies. A plaque of one of his poems was erected on Quay Street, Galway as part of the Cuirt Festival 2016.
Gerry is also available to deliver illustrated talks on Oscar Wilde and his family and ancestry based on his book ‘More Lives Than One – The Remarkable Wilde Family Through the Generations’. He has been invited to deliver talks on various Wilde themes at festivals and events both in Ireland and the UK including a talk to the Oscar Wilde Society at Oxford.
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I will be touring with my 'On Raglan Road' show based on my book 'Ireland's Great Love Songs and the Women who Inspired Them'. The show features songs from the book and an illustrated talk explaining who these muses were. So if you want to find out who exactly was Nancy Spain or Grace and who inspired the song 'On Raglan Road' buy the book or come along to a live show.
I am pleased to have been invited by RTE to come on board as writer on their series 'The Search For Ireland's Favorite Love Song' and here is the link to my essay on folk songs that appears on their website. You can read the essay here
Going on Tour in Switzerland for St. Patrick’s Weekend
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On Raglan Road
The story of who inspired fourteen well known Irish love songs through the centuries such as Thin Lizzy’s ‘Sarah’, Mick Hanly’s ‘Past the Point Of Rescue’ and Johnny Duhan’s ‘The Voyage’.
More Lives Than One
The story of the Wilde family across seven generations is an epic saga of sensational triumphs and dreadful tragedies.
What Our Shoes Say About Us
Gerard Hanberry’s fourth collection explores the fragility of existence in a world where greed, violence and the inevitability of death is counterbalanced by the tenderness found in a loving relationship
At Grattan Road
In this, his third collection, Gerard Hanberry goes for rawness and honesty, exploring a deeper well of feeling – while there is humour and celebration he does not shirk the darker shades of regret, fear, anger and loss.