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Avita brings home a wee bit of Ireland
Singer-songwriter Gerry O'Beirne brings his eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional folk music to Gainesville Sunday night to benefit Avita Clubhouse.

Gerry O’Beirne

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where:113B Bradford St., Gainesville, GA

Tickets: $20, Tickets will be available at the door

More info: 770-530-8322


Gerry O'Beirne, a renowned singer, songwriter and guitarist will be performing at the Avita Clubhouse on the historic Gainesville Square at 7 p.m. Sunday.

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will go to Avita Community Partners Clubhouse.

O'Beirne was born in Ennis, County Clare along Ireland's music-rich west coast. He grew up both in Ireland and Ghana in West Africa, and has since lived in England, California and Mexico, taking with him musical influences from each area.

O'Beirne's own compositions blend the passion found in traditional folk music with the freshness of contemporary song. Many of his songs have been embraced by the contemporary music community and re-recorded by several artists.

Grammy-nominated Irish folk singer Maura O'Connell recorded O'Beirne's "Half Moon Bay," "Western Highway," "Shades of Gloria" and "The Isle of Malachy."

He has toured the globe as a solo artist and with the Sharon Shannon Band, Patrick Street, Midnight Well, Andy M. Stewart, Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine and the Waterboys. He has performed at the White House, opened for the Grateful Dead and has appeared on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion."

Avita Community Partners Clubhouse is a substance abuse treatment program for adolescents that combines treatment with healthy, positive activities for kids and their families.

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