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Known internationally for their celtic folk rock and instrumental progressive rock originals, The Nomadic Druids are the brainchild of lead guitarist/composer Gerry Quigley. The Nomadic Druids bring you a mix of captivating instrumental progressive celtic rock originals along with the celtic folk rock favourites played in true Quigley style .. prepare to be captivated!
With powerhouse frontman Frank McNally on vocals and bass guitar, Brian Calnan on drums (ex-Moving Hearts) and Sharon Quigley on keys you are in for a spectacular show! With his ecclectic collection of guitars and things with strings including a one of a kind double-neck mandola/bouzouki, Gerry Quigley and The Nomadic Druids will at times leave you spellbound, the music will tell you a story and at times may also mesemerise and take you away to another world .. one thing is for certain – prepare to be captivated!
Gerry Quigley has a career as diverse as it is long, commencing in 70’s Dublin with his first heavy rock band Raw Deal who with Gerry Hendrick also on guitar were voted No.1 band in Ireland in 1978 by Radio Dublin which was no mean feat. Raw Deal had many noteable support bands in their day including The Undertones and U2 which was a testament to their musical genius and calibre.
Unlike his comrades, Gerry gave up the chance at international fame when he emigrated to Australia in 1982 and for the next 30 years he made many outstanding musical acheivements including honory life membership of the prestigious Perth Blues Club for his contribution to the Perth music scene. With a standing ovation at Perth Concert hall in 1997 playing support for The Furey’s with his celtic folk rock band Raggle Taggle Gypsy Quigley became highly sought after for his unique style of celtic folk rock and instrumental prog rock and blues.
Now back living in Ireland, and with invitations to play local and international festivals it’s no surprise the Gerry is making his mark on the Irish music scene once more.
The Nomadic Druids bring you a mix of captivating instrumental progressive celtic rock originals along with the celtic folk rock .. prepare to be captivated!
“Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy. Quigley is one of that rare breed”- Blues Matters magazine UK.
“Exquisite progressive rock guitar mastery”-Blues matters magazine UK.
“If my Phlip was still alive you would be the guitarist in his band”-family friend Philomena Lynott after standing on her chair cheering as Gerry played his epic “Weeping Willow” at a charity event in Dublin in 2010.