Brilliant Review of Gerry and Our Sunday Blues Jam Night from RTE Presenter John Creedon

Written by Druidstone.

Tuesday June 19th 2018.  John Creedon (RTE Television Presenter) on his radio show last night after playing "Today" from Gerry Quigley & The Nomadic Druids debut album, right after playing a track from Carlos Santana ..

"Yes the guitar … Carlos Santana, first and foremost, then Gerry Quigley & The Nomadic Druids with a tune called "Today" and that's taken from an album called "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" as it turns out yesterday, I got back to Cork late-ish from up the country, filming our new TV series, and I managed to get back into Cork at around 9 o'clock and I said ... "I'll stroll out now for a beer" ... and I rambled around the street and so on, ... and I took a left ... and I went into the Crane Lane where there is usually something going on ... in terms of music ... and sure enough, I thought "Is that a band rehearsing or what, coz I don't hear anybody singing?" ... and I just heard this really lazy BIG beautiful blues-ey sound ... and sure enough I went in and there was a jam session going on .. a blues jam, and that's who it was actually playing guitar, it was Gerry Quigley, well known along the length and breadth of the country, and there was a whole variety of musicians getting up, doing a turn, moving off again, younger guitarists as well were given their opportunity, it was Brian Hyland who was with them on bass and on flute as well, but anyway I just thought I would give something a hurl there tonight because it certainly did its spot for me in terms of floating away with those long lazy guitar breaks - absolutely great, I hope you enjoyed it!"

Gerry Returns to Ballyshannon 2018

Written by Druidstone.

Gerry and the lads are delighted to announce their return to Ballyshannon International Rory Gallagher Festival in 2018.  With an all-new setlist including many of your favourite Rory tunes, you are guaranteed to be captivated!  With a mammoth 5-show program over 3 days, you'll have plenty of chance to see the best of Gerry Quigley and The Shinkickers at Ballyshannon.  The schedule is:

  • Friday 3pm Owen Roes' Stage at Rory Gallagher Place
  • Friday 11pm The Max Bar
  • Saturday 5pm full band at The Rory Gallagher Statue
  • Saturday 11pm at The Lantern Bar
  • Sunday 11pm at Sean Og's

We can't wait!  For us this is better than christmas!


Dublin show announced for December 9th!

Written by Druidstone.

Festival of the Strings will be in Dublin for a spectacular Christmas show!  This will be an early-bird show 7pm-11pm Saturday December 9th at The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, North City Dublin!

A triple-header with Donegal powerhouse blues/rock duo Blackbird & Crow,  Dublin blues/rock & prog rock guitar wizard Gerry Quigley & band, along with Drogheda blues man Martin Cummins aka The Stone Cold Hobo!

With MC Pat James (Radio Nova) this really will be something special!