GIGS / LIVE

 

 


 

Looking forward to this gig with the guys
in DUBLIN on Sunday 23rd April !

 

 

 

 

 


Looking forward to playing with HATS in 
the fantastic MATT MOLLOYS for this very
worthy cause.  

 

2017 Sees the start of a new project "HATS"
As well as doing my own solo gigs I will be
working with two other singer songwriters,
David Dee Moore and Derek McGowan.
We will be doing some Irish Tour dates 
in February and March 2017 and hope to
write and record together...

 

Delighted to have been nominated for the
Singer Songwriter of the year Award 2016
by THE ACOUSTIC YARD FESTIVAL & EVENTS
        and BLUES & ROOTS RADIO.   



 


 

 

 

 

Looking forward to returning to headline at

the renowned Sunflower Folk Club in Belfast 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 




Belfast singer songwriter Gerry Creen first came to prominence at the cusp of the 1980s. One of many artists borne of the local folk club circuit in venues like The Sunflower along with Jane Cassidy, Maurice Leyden and Coff McGrath - The Sunflower run by the late Geoff Harden was a pivotal venue in supporting local talents as well as visiting guests. In 1986 Gerry Creen a teacher by day and performer by night had garnered a considerable local reputation for finely crafted songs delivered in a strong compelling voice recorded his first album A Rose by Any Other Name on Homestead Records. Launched at that years Belfast Folk Festival –the album featured eight lyrical songs crossing traditional and contemporary folk styles with local guests Enda Walsh, Jane Cassidy, Trevor Stewart and the album was a local favourite. Then balancing the edgy performing life with his established career Gerry Creen traded the stage for the classroom. Recently a curious Google enquiry revealed he was back in action, with a new album Hindsight and a re-mixed version of A Rose by Any Other Name.  Now in 2010, it can be freshly viewed and listened to and it’s still a killer. A collection of exemplary songs delivered with power, vision and magnitude with arrangements that veer from complex to simple yet never take from the narrative power of the song. Ask Me No Questions opens the account an environmental plea confirmed with pleading vocals, Galloper Thompson uses the heroic ballad form to relate the story of a local hero. Marina Jane recalls a shipwreck and the resulting tragedy of a child’s body recovered. Imagine a cross between Paul Brady, Paul Simon, Tommy Flemming, and Seth Lakeman and you have Gerry Creen’s approach lyrical, impassioned, and powerfully articulate. Yet that’s only the tip of the iceberg. A Rose by Any Other Name is an undiscovered gem newly minted still retaining its lyrical and observational wealth. 

John O’Regan
IRISH MUSIC MAGAZINE
January 2011