About Gerry Tully

Gerry Tully is a native of County Meath, Ireland. A natural, self-taught musician, he’s been performing since his early teens. Tully was drawn to music by his father who performed from the Irish show band era of the sixties until the nineties.

When Gerry was sixteen he was smuggled into a Christy Moore concert, that evening marked the path that Gerry’s life would take. Throughout the 90s he played in bands, from rock and roll to folk, blues, ballads and traditional Irish, including Americana and swing jazz. 

His first venture into recording happened in his early 20s with his EP Grist for the Mill. From then Gerry worked on the music circuit around County Meath and Leinster. In 2002 Gerry toured Ireland, England and Germany with the traditional group Cósir and made an appearance on Seamus Begley’s award-winning program Gantrí on TG4.

Soon after he toured in Europe and America for 3 years as guitarist and vocalist with Derek Warfield one of the founding members of the renowned band The Wolfe Tones. Gerry left the band to pursue his musical creativity, producing his debut album in 2008. Leaves Float Down is an album of thirteen self-penned songs. It became album of the month on musicreview.com. The album was well received and enjoyed generous airplay in Ireland and abroad. That year Gerry performed alongside Don Baker, Ronnie Drew, and Finbar Furey on part of their “Working Class Heroes” Irish tour. 

Tully featured at the Folk en Pagaille Festival in France in 2012 and returned the following year to headline the event. In 2014 he opened the first-ever Irish festival weekend dedicated to the music of Leonard Cohen in Liberty Hall, Dublin. Gerry launched the Maverick EP on the night, which included his version of Cohen’s Hallelujah. After the passing of The Dubliner’s banjo player Barney McKenna, Gerry appeared alongside Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, John Sheehan, Mick O’Brien and members of Barney’s family at a commemorative concert celebrating the life of the legendary banjo player. At the same time, Gery completed a BA degree in English Literature and Philosophy. In 2017 he released ‘Things Heard’ an album of folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, and England, including three originals.
2018 Tully had gathered a band and played one sell-out show, ‘Love, Sex and Death’ the songs of Leonard Cohen. A series of shows were scheduled, however, the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the world and left the music business in disarray. During those bleak months, Gerry focused on a weekly Facebook live request show which garnered huge support in Ireland and abroad. As a result, Gerry was invited by the regional radio station, LMFM to perform his original works on their Facebook page. In 2020 Sofft Productions and Meath Arts Office began an initiative to re-invigorate the music industry selecting artists to record and highlight.

Watch the video HERE

In 2020 Gerry The Legend of Luke Kelly band having previously appeared as their guest at the 35th Luke Kelly anniversary concert in Vicar Street.

As a performer, Tully is unique, funny and evocative. His songs are mesmerising, political, thoughtful and haunting. He also has a compelling way with listeners, he’s funny, has a razor-sharp wit and, an undeniable passion for his craft.


Comparisons to Moore, Hennessy or Luke Kelly embarrass the Trim man, but they still need to be made. Those legends of Irish Folk will never be bettered or even equaled, but very few will come as close as Tully when aiming to strike a chord with a traditional

The Meath Chronicle


Gerry is a superb interpreter of a song

Dublin City FM

— noel casey

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.

Hot Press Magazine

— Jackie Hayden

Tully is a talent at work and one to watch out for.

Irish Music Magazine

— Sean LAffey