Gig Review – By John Creedon (RTE)

Gig Review – By John Creedon (RTE)

Sunday 17th May 2018 – Crane Lane Theatre Cork

Tuesday June 19th 2018.  John Creedon (RTE Television Presenter) on his Monday night radio show last night after playing the instrumental progressive rock track “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!”

Transcribed by Sharon Q. – from JOHN CREEDON on RTE Radio
Monday June 18th 2018