Silver Star
Perhaps best described as a gentle march, this ode to Gerry's father – an immigrant who fought heroically in WWII and lived the rest of his life with a faith and humility just as heroic – features acoustic guitar, recorder, concertina and a martial snare drum evoking the Irish neighborhoods of Glasgow and Brooklyn from whence his father came. Fans of traditional Irish music will recognize the strains of "The Minstrel Boy" in the intro and tail-off.