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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 




Reviews

Gerry CreenGerry Creen 
Album: My Shoes
Label: Self Released
Tracks: 9
Website: http://www.gerrycreen.com

Gerry Creen has been a stalwart of the Belfast folk scene long before his first album 'A Rose By Any Other Name' graced the Irish airwaves in 1985. Yet over 30 years later his voice and songwriting has not diminished but like a good barrel of a certain Antrim whiskey his music has enhanced with age.

His latest release 'My Shoes' is a lesson to all young singer/songwriters in how to construct a great folk song. Recorded in Belfast under the guiding hands of Rod McVey, Gerry has put together a fabulous collection of songs with a host of top musicians adding substance to recording that picks melodies straight from the heart.

The album opens with the delightful 'Belfast Nashville Sister Cities 'a song that celebrates the strong musical connection between the two cities. "This Belfast kid he was a dreamer" echoes across the two worlds with it's simple yet effective guitar arrangement and fiddle enhancing his strong hopeful words.

'Rainbow Warrior' shows the other side of Gerry's lyrical compendium with a passionate plea and support for the environment. A song of sadness lifted by hope from the famous boat and it's crew encapsulated by the Arctic Sunrise Reel played by Gerry's niece Clare Diamond and fiddle aficionado John Fitzpatrick.

My favourite song is 'No Alibis' which is also featured on The Acoustic Yard Singer/Songwriters Compilation Volume 1. A beautifully crafted song inspired by a Bookstore in Belfast that specialises in crime fiction. This epitomises Gerry's guitar picking qualities which sometimes recordings fail to pick up.

Other songs that deserve a notable mention include the title track 'My Shoes' and 'The Fountain' the latter partly inspired by "The Beatnik Riots" in 1961. Both songs work well if you ever get a chance to listen to Gerry's wonderful live show with great choruses and scope for audience participation.

'Good Heart' inspired by his mother,"Killybegs Town inspired by a late night seisún in a local Donegal hostelry and 'Rainbow For Deirdre' a story of Irish mythology add grace to an already fabulous recording.

The lively 'Dangerous Man' rounds off one of the finest albums from a songwriter who deserves to be recognised as one of the greats of Irish Folk Music. This Belfast Boy may not need to dream for much longer, his shoes fit just nicely.

David Dee Moore
http://www.theacousticyard.com/