Heal Thyself Songman Ger Lane
Tuesday 17th March 2020
@ Aces And Eights Bar
Ger returns to Aces & Eights for the fifth episode of his “Heal Thyself Songman!” solo show residency
Joining him this month is the excellent George Hoyle AKA Cunning Folk:
George releases his new album “High and Low Magic” this year described by George as "Popol Vuh meets Martin Carthy meets John-Claude Vannier with a touch of Boards of Canada; You may think of it in another way. It’s inspired by folklore & magic". The 2017 album, “Ritual Land, Uncommon Ground” has been described as “a quietly huge endeavour, a labour of love, full of valuable knowledge, surprising stylistic breadth and exquisite songwriting.”
Folk Radio UK
“beautifully-rendered pastoral and Pagan acoustic folk-pop.”
”a record that manages to demonstrate integrity without affectation. A breath of fresh air.”
Cunning Folk has previously performed as GentleFolk, whose 2015 album, “Into the Greenwood” was described as. “Charming & mesmeric”
“Engagingly idiosyncratic” Prog. “One of the most intelligently written & interesting albums of 2015”
Liverpool Sound & Vision.
. “Genuinely & gently joyeous”
“Calls to mind the Incredible String Band”
“Perfectly epitomises folk music in principle & execution”
Check out his blog and other projects of his at www.cunningfolkmusic.com.
Heal Thyself Songman »
Ger Lane is a singer and songwriter from Limerick, Ireland based in London and he begins his exciting new solo show residency “Heal Thyself Songman!” here at Aces and Eights every third Tuesday
“Heal thyself Songman!” is a show that brings Ger Lane back to the stage in a solo capacity from the studio wilds with the upcoming single “The New Revolution in Love”, the first recorded offering from that difficult wilderness. An ace in his pocket? Well let’s just hold onto that poker face time for now.The HTS theme originates from his inarticulate attempt to find words to this new single’s expansive and inspiring music leading, in turn, to new revelations about music making and its place in his life and refreshing his somewhat ambivalent attitude of the one man and guitar experience to one of celebration and playfulness. Necessity really is the mother of all invention, isn't it?
Ger Lane »
Singer and songwriter from Limerick, Ireland now based in London with influences ranging from Mark Hollis, Luka Bloom, Neil Young, Van Morrison to Arvo Part, Kate Bush and the writer Charles Eisenstein. His current single “A Much Deeper Sigh” is available to hear at www.gerlane.com