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Gaeyle / Press

“She scribbled her first song in crayon on the bunk bed of her youth, and got her first performance experience on a live kids’ television show in California. “I was about three, and I can still feel the terror and joy I felt when I looked out at the audience and sang into the microphone,” she says. It’s been a long and colorful road for Boyne City singer-songwriter Gaeyle Gerrie since then.She’s traded those crayons in for pennywhistle and flute, but her voice remains a constant as she continues to develop her own blend of Celtic and Americana folk right here in Michigan. “My musical friends know I claim my voice as my first instrument,” Gerrie explains. “I am very much aware of how much energy and how much focus it takes to get this instrument to react in a predictable and yet magical way.” Vocals, Gerrie emphasizes, take just as much time to perfect as any other instrument - except there’s “no trip to Elderly’s (music store) needed.” Gerrie, who is just lear”

"Boyne's own Gaeyle Gerrie's passion for her music can best be described as infectious. Her love of what she does is instantaneously recognizable from the moment you first meet her, and confirmed when you hear her sing. Her introduction to Celtic music came only a few short years ago back in 2007... it was during that fateful event that Gerrie found meaning. "When Irish music happened to me it gave me tremendous purpose to my life," Gerrie said. It is not often found that someone can make such a statement, and mean it from the bottom of the heart. Not wishing simply to have people listen to her sing, but she wants them to experience the music, "to hear the songs, and not just me singing." Gerrie herself experiences the music in a very unique manner, it is not just a song, or a beat, or even wonderful harmonies that she pursues, but true love."Stepping outside of life," and its myriad of tribulations and "into the vibe the music gives," is how Gerrie described a performance. part 1"

"Stepping outside of life," and its myriad of tribulations and "into the vibe the music gives," is how Gerrie described a performance. It gives her a place to be free, to express herself in a manner that takes away pain, and grants the opportunity to give sweet joy back to others. With a laugh and sheer excitement in her voice, Gerrie states, "I really, really love what I do." The audience seemingly shares this love of music as well, with a room full of smiles, and nods, and almost palpable joy. Gerrie describes her audience as "being surrounded by beautiful and very generous people." Some of these people travel from many miles away to not only listen, but to actively participate in the renditions of classic Irish music. Gerrie and her associates also give a welcoming format of teaching to those who wish to learn to play. is open to advanced musicians who just wish to join along to those, such as myself, who are barely capable of understanding a chord...

“Boyne's own Gaeyle Gerrie's passion for her music can best be described as infectious. Her love of what she does is instantaneously recognizable from the moment you first meet her, and confirmed when you hear her sing. Her introduction to Celtic music came only a few short years ago back in 2007... it was during that fateful event that Gerrie found meaning. "When Irish music happened to me it gave me tremendous purpose to my life," Gerrie said. It is not often found that someone can make such a statement, and mean it from the bottom of the heart. Not wishing simply to have people listen to her sing, but she wants them to experience the music, "to hear the songs, and not just me singing." Gerrie herself experiences the music in a very unique manner, it is not just a song, or a beat, or even wonderful harmonies that she pursues, but true love."Stepping outside of life," and its myriad of tribulations and "into the vibe the music gives," is how Gerrie described a performance. part 1”

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“Father's Day --Boyne Celtic Session: Hosted by Gaeyle Gerrie featuring traditional Irish music at FreshWater Studio, Boyne City, from 1-3pm.”

“The Evenings at the Gazebo free concert series is brought to you by the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, our generous sponsors and in-park donations...Aug. 24 - Synergy Song - Gayle Gerrie-Boss & Bill Wilson entertain with favorite folk, Irish, gospel and popular songs at the final concert of the seasib for Evenings at the Gazebo... 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 in Old City Park...Sponsors of this concert are Arch and Trish Wright. Gerrie and Wilson will debut some new songs including a song for Challenge Mountain and another for Northern Community Mediation's visionary Leah Greene. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and your family and friends for the final concert of the summer series.”

“Boyne City’s Irish Heritage Festival has been expanded from a one-night dinner to an Irish Heritage Week with a full range of themed events from March 13 through March 20. This will be the fourth year of the celebration... Irish immigrants John and Harriet Miller settled here in 1856. In addition to a dinner on March 18, this year’s festival will include a four-night Irish Film Festival, a concert by a renowned Irish duo, two Celtic music sessions, a lecture on Irish history, an Irish dance workshop, and a genealogy workshop to provide help tracing family lineage back to the “Olde Country.”..Celtic Music Session featuring John Richey and Gaeyle Gerrie...Friday, March 18 Irish Heritage Dinner featuring a six-course traditional Irish feast, Irish step dancers, Celtic music & song featuring John Richey & Gaeyle Gerrie...Sunday, March 20 Celtic Music Session featuring John Richey & Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss at the Boyne District Library”

“Celtic Tunes Keep the Toes Tapping On the day before St. Patrick's Day Kaz and Corey ventured off to the Local Flavor bookstore in Boyne City to hear a Celtic music jam session. Musicians who love playing Irish music get together at the bookstore on the first and third Sundays of every month. You can learn more about the music and the sessions by visiting www.synergysong.com Gaeyle Gerrie and John Richey will also be playing the Boyne City Irish Heritage Festival on St. Patrick's Day”

“Keeping the Irish Tradition Alive Through Song We're just a few days away from the biggest Irish holiday of the year! Boyne City has expanded their St. Patrick's Day celebration into eight days of fun. FOX32's Alex Jokich takes us to FreshWater Studio in Boyne City to kick off Irish Heritage Week with Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss.”

“Norfolk Harvest Festival is coming to Boyne City Aug. 20 and 21: Numerous local musical acts including Michael Lee Seiler, Robin Lee Berry, Ruby Williams and Gaeyle Gerrie will be providing traditional period music. While this may be the first type of this event for Boyne, it won’t be new to Bautel who is a member of the Family of the Five Lakes in conjunction with the Farmhouse Music Organization. “We’ve been planning this for over two years,” Bautel said. The two-day event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 20 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 21.”

“he Robert Emmet Society-Blissfest hoolie returns Wednesday, March 16. The seventh annual event begins at 5 p.m. at City Park Grill in downtown Petoskey & is one of two major fundraising events hosted annually to benefit the Robert Emmet Society’s Joseph McCarthy-William McCullough Scholarship, which sends one North Central Michigan College student for a semester of study in Galway, Ireland. The scholarship recipient is the winner of a competition now under way at the college.Seating begins at 5 p.m., with Irish music beginning at 5:30 p.m. by Dr. Goodhart and the Hooligans, who are area residents Jim Gillespie, John Richey, Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss and Rick Beemon...Throughout the evening, there will be door prizes and a silent auction, along with prizes for members of the audience who tell the best Irish joke and win the “Danny Boy” song contest...For more information, call event organizer George Colburn at (231) 535-2440 or the Blissfest office at (231) 348-7047.”

“Boyne City’s Irish Heritage Festival has been expanded this year from one night to eight days of celebration. Sunday, March 13: Celtic music session with John Richey and Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss 1-3 p.m. at Freshwater Studio; other musicians are welcome to join.Friday, March 18: Irish heritage dinner 5-8 p.m. at the Eagles hall featuring a six-course traditional Irish feast, Irish step dancers, and Celtic music and song. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $8 for children ages 6-12. Tickets are available at the Boyne chamber, Eagles hall, Local Flavor and Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River, all in Boyne City.Sunday, March 20: Celtic music session with John Richey and Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss 1-3 p.m. at Boyne District Library community room; other musicians are welcome to join. For more information, call the Boyne chamber at (231) 582-6222 or visit www.boyneirishfestival.com.”

“Robert Emmet Society and Blissfest Music Organization combined forces Thursday, Sept. 30, to raise funds and send a North Central Michigan College student to Galway, Ireland for a semester of study in Irish history and culture. Featured here is a Celtic tune by the "Hooligans". emmetsociety.org for more info”

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