Gerry Tully Folk SInger
Gerry Tully is a native of Meath, Ireland, who has carved himself a reputation as an outstanding performer and entertainer with his own evocative style. A natural, self-taught musician with a vast repertoire from across the folk genre, He compels you to listen as if hearing well-known classics for the first time, drawing you into his world. Gerry is a magnificent interpreter of song, but when others words leave off – his own begins. As a songwriter, Gerry’s songs are mesmerizing, political and caring, thoughtful and haunting.
Finbar Furey - "Gerry Tully is a world-class performer."
Gerry has toured Ireland, England, Germany, and America with traditional and folk groups and has also toured Europe and America with Derek Warfield the front-man for the renowned ballad group The Wolfe Tones. In 2008 Gerry released his debut album ‘Leaves Float Down’ and began the year touring alongside Ronnie Drew, Finbar Furey and Don Baker on their ‘Legends’ tour. Gerry has an evocative voice packed with emotion and depth. Having spent his young life playing in pubs he's learned to distill the real meaning in every song he sings, he's an all-around entertainer.
Gerry returned to his folk roots with his new album ‘Things Heard’, a collection of folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, and England, including three originals. The songs deliver a message of timeless relevance, of cultural upheaval, personal loss, and social exclusion.
Jackie Hayden – Hotpress Magazine
“Gerry has a robust voice ideal for mainstream, pop, or folk tunes, and he oozes confidence as a performer echoing back to early Dylan and Tom Paxton”
Gerry performs around Ireland including his long-standing residency in Brogan’s Hotel in his home town of Trim, the gig has become something of an institution and shows no sign of stopping.
Read the Irish Music Magazine interview with Gerry in 2018
Gerry Tully sings Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen is a highly regarded poet and musician, his work has spanned generations. For many, his words and music give expression to the inexpressible. His soul-searching melodies are beautifully sparse and loaded with emotion. HIs songs detail beauty, love, loss, laughter, in a way that only Cohen could.
Cohen's songs have been a constant feature in Gerry's live performances for years. Including classics like So Long Marianne, Suzanne, That's No Way To Say Goodbye, I'm Your Man along with many others. In 2014 Gerry was invited to open the Leonard Cohen Festival in Dublin’s Liberty Hall. People traveled from Canada, Germany, and Australia for the event.
Paula McCann (event organizer) - “Gerry Tully’s performance blew me away”
The following year, in celebration of Cohen’s Birthday, Gerry performed a full show with the house band at the Hot Spot Music Club in Bray which was very well received. In 2019 Gerry takes Songs of Leonard Cohen to venues around Ireland paying homage to the words and music of the Canadian troubadour. Drawing from Cohen's early classics and moving through to his recent discography. Gerry is accompanied by classical guitarist, Marc Oliver.