Next gig for The Acoustic Yard will be in Matt Molloy's Tuesday September 13th with Gerry Creen and Special Guests. Gerry will be playing tracks from his latest album 'My Shoes'. Should be a great night...
Gerry Creen, Belfast born and bred, is acknowledged as one of Belfast’s finest singer songwriters. Having lived all his life in the city Gerry emerged from the vibrant Belfast folk scene of the 1960s and 70s.
Over the years he’s shared stages and billings with Nanci Griffith, Mary Black, Paul Brady, Altan, Ralph McTell, Tom Paxton, Donovan, Loudon Wainwright, the Dubliners John Martyn, Danny Thompson, Lindisfarne, Pierre Bensusan, Stefan Grossman, Mary Coughlan, Alan Taylor, Freddie White, the Battlefield Band, Ossian, Stocktons Wing, Scullion, Eddie Reader, Ian Matthews, The Strawbs, Henry McCullough ...
Gerry has had a prominent place in the most recent Belfast/Nashville Singer/Songwriter Festivals – sharing the stage with Nanci Griffith, Eleanor McEvoy, Colin Raye, Kevin Doherty, Rory Faithfield, Tia Sillers and Mark Selby, Mick Hanley, Dougie Maclean Declan O’Rourke and Benita Hill. His song Lucky Star is part of the festival’s promotional CD Voices of Belfast.
Gerry has recently toured in Ireland with John Gorka, Madison Violet, David Olney and Sergio Webb and the Carolina Chocolate Drops and in Scotland with Allan Taylor and shared billings and stages with Ian Matthews, Eddie Reader, Brian Kennedy, Juliet Turner, Ben Reel, Eilidh Patterson, Joe Echo, Ben Glover, Anthony Toner, John Spillane, Colum Sands, Paul Casey, Janet Holmes and Colin Henry. Recent gigs include Dan McGuinness Nashville, Stormont, Edinburgh Folk Club, Stirling Folk Club, The Marquee Club Moniaive, Biggar Folk Club, Leith Folk Club, Clyde Folk Club Sanquar, Dunfermline Folk Club, The Seamus Ennis Centre Dublin, The Mill Theatre Dundrum Dublin, New Music Club Clonmell, Rua Red Theatre Dublin, The Strule Arts Centre Omagh, The Lagan Sessions Belfast, The Cresent Arts Centre Belfast, The Linen Hall Library Belfast, The Bronte Music Club, The Real Music Club Belfast, The Empire Music Hall Belfast, The Black Box Belfast, The Spirit Store Dundalk and Festival of the Peninsula, Fiddlers Green Festival, Feile An Phobail, Clonard Monastery, Cathedral Quarter Festival, Gig’n The Bann Festival, Open House Festival, Belfast Night of Culture, and The Atlantic Sessions.
At several of its events the David Ervine Foundation invited him to perform his timeless and profoundly moving peace anthem A Rose By Any Other Name which was written in 1977 during the darkest days of the Troubles. “Considered by many as one of Irelands leading Peace Anthems” IRISH NEWS March 4th 2010.
In 2007 he wrote and performed the title track Tuesday’s Child on a double album for the children’s charity of the same name featuring the very best in Irish music – including Mary Black, Brian Kennedy, Duke Special, Foy Vance, Snow Patrol.
Since 2008 Gerry has been playing mainly solo gigs to promote his recent CD ‘Hindsight’ 2009 and his re-released on CD album from 1986 ‘A Rose By Any Other Name’