Transforming Communities

Geelan & Burns

Voice, Keyboard

Victoria Geelan, Neil Burns
Northern Ireland


A vocalist of jazz and singer of blues, Victoria Geelan has been working professionally as a singer in Northern Ireland for over 5 years, playing to enamoured crowds from Derry’s Venue 2013 to Belfast’s Grand Opera House. Her debut album, ‘Unfit the Picture’, showcases her diverse musical tastes and vocal versatility and is an exploration of the voice with accompaniment by virtuoso harpist Ursula Burns.

With an unusual musical background, Neil Burns has been a singer and songwriter of an experimental pop band, jazz pianist, church organist and choral accompanist, and continues to shape a distinctive, ever-evolving style. In 2013 he received an award from Derry/Londonderry’s City of Culture committee to compose a site-specific soundscape piece, which accompanies a walk around the city’s historic walls, having received an award from the ACNI to produce the mini-album project ‘Traces’ in 2012.

He continues to write songs with experimental, eclectic pop project Comrade Hat, is joint musical director of the acclaimed Inishowen Gospel Choir and accompanist for a variety of artists across different styles.

Jazz Duo (Voice, Keyboard)