Wedding Magician - Gerard Kearney
1 hr 16 min

Gerard Kearney Wedding Magician gives it his all on this Podcast with Laura Redhead Benson. If you are absolutely looking for just Wedding talk, until 19:30 minutes is about his journey to becoming a Magician. Until 28:30 minutes he speaks of how that became a Wedding Magician (Social Entertainer). It is a full Ger experience with great stories so if you have the time do take in all Ger has to offer. From after that point Laura and Ger get into the nitty gritty of having a Magician at a Wedding.

Links to the many references Ger makes in the Podcast are at the bottom of this description.

Ger Kearney is an award winning entertainer with The International Brotherhood of Magicians (the world’s largest magic organisation). Ger is a Magician in the traditional session, specialising in close up Magic with a bit of mind reading to boot.

Ger outlines how you can fit an Alternative Wedding Entertainer into your day, be it during the drinks reception or after dinner (during/post deserts). This is relevant to any bride thinking about hiring any act for their Wedding guests. Also touched on is the energy a Magician or Social Entertainer can bring to your celebrations setting the atmosphere off in the right direction. With reactions from all ages teeing up memorable moments to be caught by photographers and videographers.


As a Wedding discussion Laura and Ger get into researching alternative entertainment including of coarse Magicians, be it online or at Wedding Fairs or Trade Shows. The Booking process to expected is discussed and the communication that may take place with entertainment acts such as Magicians in the run up to your wedding.

An insight into what to expect as a Wedding Couple, Bridal Party and guests in general from Ger’s act is mentioned.

Ger as a true professional demonstrates how his skill and tactic has got him through sticky situations that the universe throws a Magician.

For those interested in Magic Ger tells of the secret life of Magicians as they move in circles of smoke and daggers. Indeed, Ger reveals a world exclusive that is has packaged some of his act to provide professional Magicians with tools and tricks to amaze people with. The Secret Tannery product is now critically acclaimed and testament to Ger’s ability and successful career as a magical entertainer. Ger will be exhibiting the Secret Tannery at the Blackpool Magic Convention 2020 in February.

Gerard Kearney tells a great story how he stumbled into a part in a legendary Irish film The War of the Buttons. Continuing an interest in acting into his adult life Ger got a role in Ken Loach Palme d’Or winning film The Wind that Shakes the Barley.


Ger leaves Wedding Couples in the planning process with some great advise that can be applied to may Wedding suppliers and help reduce the disappointment as you build up to your celebrations.

Ger's website for Performances:

Ger's website for Professionals:

Affiliate links:

The Amateur Magician's Handbook by Henry Hay


Fourth Revised Edition:


Paul Daniels How To Make Money By Magic: A Complete Course


Wind that Shakes the Barley:

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War of the Buttons: 

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Ger's best friend shout out, Gordon: Link


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