St. Barrahane's Church Festival of Music and Concerts

St. Barrahane's Church of Ireland


(8km from Skibbereen)

Co. Cork, P81 AH51


+353 86 226 4797 (Jacqueline Weij)

Jerry Creedon – Guitar

August 15, 2024

8:00 pm


Venue: St. Barrahane's Church, Castletownshend, P81 AH51, 8pm

Tickets €20
Online, at the door, at Thornhill Electrical Skibbereen or text/call 086 226 4797


Popular Guitar Classics

Jerry Creedon is currently presenting a concert entitled ‘Popular Guitar Classics”, featuring music for guitar by Isaac Albeniz, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Michael Praetorius, Stanley Myers and Andrew York.

The recital includes Yuquijiiro Yocoh’s beautiful “Sakura” Variations , a piece which reflects the stillness typical of Japanese music, and he famous Five Preludes written in 1940 by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Well known favourites Asturias by Isaac Albeniz, ‘Cavatina’  Theme from the Deer Hunter. and Sunburst by contemporary American composer, Andrew York, are also on the programme.


1. Michael Praetorius (1571–1621), arr. John Williams
1. Courante
2. Ballet
3. La

2. Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959) FIVE PRELUDES
1. Prelude Nr. 1 in E Minor
2. Prelude Nr. 2 in E Major
3. Prelude Nr. 3 in A Minor
4. Prelude Nr. 4 in E Minor
5. Prelude Nr. 5 in D Major

3. Yuijiiro Yocoh (1925 -) SAKURA VARIATIONS

4. Francisco Tárrega (1874 - 1909) RECUERDOS DE LA ALHAMBRA

5. Isaac Albeniz (1864 – 1909)
ASTURIAS from Suite Espagnole for piano, op. 47

6. Maximo Diego Pujol (1957 -)
1. Preludio Triston 2. Candombe en Mi

7. Stanley Myers (1930 -1993) arr. John Williams

8. John Williams (1932 -)

9. Andrew York (1958 -)

The lrish guitarist JERRY CREEDON was born in Cork and has studied guitar from a young age. After graduating from University College, Cork, he studied with the famed German guitarist Siegfried Behrend in Germany; a Spanish Government Scholarship enabled him to study at the Andres Segovia Summer School in Santiago de Compostela; the Irish Arts Council grant-aided him to attend master classes given by world-famous virtuoso John Williams in Cordoba.
Jerry Creedon is a Lecturer of Classical Guitar and founder of the Classical Guitar Studies Programme (since 1998) at the MTU Cork School of Music. He has attracted some of the World’s most famous guitarists to perform and teach at the CIT Cork School of Music including John Williams, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Xue Fei Yang, Roland Dyens, Fabio Zanon, Craig Ogden, David Leisner, Christoph Jaggin, Jacob Lindberg and William Carter.
Jerry is an experienced musician and has performed in Ireland, Germany and Spain, both as a soloist and a chamber musician. He has appeared with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles and has his own Jazz Ensemble with which he performs at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. He has performed at the National Concert Hall, Universities, and numerous Festivals. Jerry has recorded CDs of music by Sanz, Pujol and Villa-Lobos and has founded the highly acclaimed Irish Guitar Quartet. He recently performed on the film score to Paul Mercier’s “Pursuit”.