The BelfastFolk Interviews
of the site our fifth interview is with Gerry Creen, who is a stalwart of the Folk Scene in Ireland and one of the our most distinctive song writers. He is a regular performer of his own material at the new Sunflower Folk Club in Union St Belfast and shows his versatility and his mastery of the folk and traditional repertoire at the Fountain Bar most Fridays. Here he shares some thoughts on his career to date and of his approach to creating songs.
See a sampler of his song writing and performance.
The Emigrant's Return from 'Down Under'
Jackie Fallis makes a re-appearance at the Friday session in the Fountain Bar. See Elaine Fallis' brief video record.
We hope to reach out to all of you who were around the 60's Belfast folk scene.
Any memories evoked by the mention of locations such as Pat's Bar,
Continental Rooms, Imperial Hotel, the Old House Queen's University Folk Club?
Some called it a revival.
For some of us it was an awakening.
We had rock and roll and then we awoke to the folk music that was
around us. Irish, Scottish, English, North American, Hebrew...
not only did we hear it on radio, TV and record, but it was live in Belfast.
It was a time of opening up and out.
It was a time of expectation...
Memory for us is also about action.
Leave us something on the !
Where were you then?
Where are you now?
How have your musical tastes developed?
Some of us have moved far and wide.