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Cork-born singer-songwriter Ger Wolfe has just released “No Bird Sang”, his fifth collection of original songs to date on the ‘Raggedy Records’ label, distributed in Ireland by Claddagh Records.

Over the years Ger has worked hard at establishing his reputation as one of our finest songwriters with the albums-“Word and Rhyme” (1998), “Ragged Ground” (2000), “Heaven Paints her Holy Mantle Blue” (2002) and “The Velvet Earth” (2006). This, while also touring as both a solo artist and with his band ‘The New Skylarks’. His songs are widely admired and have been covered by the likes of Karan Casey, Danú, North Cregg and Sharon Shannon. His much loved ode to childhood ‘The Curra Road’ has been hailed as a ‘folk classic’.

This latest offering was recorded and produced by the well known composer and musician Peadar O’ Riada at his studio in Cúil Aodh in the Múscraí gaeltacht, Co. Cork. It is a collection of heart-born songs including the title track ‘No Bird Sang’, (inspired by a discussion about the beginning of the world with a ten year old), and the twin songs-‘A song from earth’, (written as a birthday present for an astronaut) and ‘When the stars shine’ (questioning the ethics of space exploration). ‘A song from Earth’ is available as the new download single from the album.

“No Bird Sang” sees Ger returning to the raw bare roots of his craft as a singer-songwriter. This album shows how his ability as a singer, writer and guitarist has developed over the years. Songs of love and loss, of birth and death, war and peace, all merge to create a magical sound-scape, marking this out as one of the most honest albums to emerge in recent times.

The album will be available in all good record shops, distributed by Claddagh Records, on-line from and digitally on iTunes and in MP3 format from

Ger is beginning a solo tour to promote the new album; dates and further information are on the website and on

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