'Captain' George Hergen

Born and raised in New York City, George Hergen was part of the Greenwich Village 'folk scene' that was taking place in the mid-1960's. The major influences on his music were The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, The Kingston Trio, Ian & Sylvia and the many other great folk performers of the 60's.

He has played at festivals, coffee-houses, taverns, campsites, schools, and private home and parties all along the eastern seaboard.

Oh, and where does the Capt.' part come in? George's other love besides music was sailing his small sailboat in the bay by his home on Rockaway Beach. One day the boat sank and the Coast Guard came to the rescue, with the picture of that rescue turning up in the New York Times, and the rest is "Capt.' George history!"

The Irish music that George plays is based upon the Irish ballads George learned as a youngster in Rockaway Beach and from Tommy Makem. These are the old songs that tell the tales of fighting, drinking, love and revolution. You'll find yourself singing along with all the passion and spirit of the Irish.

Instruments: 6 & 12 String Guitar, folk banjo, autoharp

Present Group: Solo