ABOUT THE STUDIO
The way we work
Are you a Singer Songwriter, Band, Solo Artist, Story Teller, Comedian or Film Company? We are here to musically support your ideas, and to produce and record your projects.
With the helping musical hands and ears of Terry Gordon, “Creation Recording Studio” will help you capture the atmosphere of your song, cd album or project into a breathtaking recording.
Terry has over 25 years of experience as a singer songwriter, sound engineer, producer, arranger and studio session musician, who has also worked for EMI records. With his expert advice and musicianship he will work with you, and help you capture a recording you can be extremely proud of.
The finished result will be mixed and mastered with professional record label quality, and will be compatible with the latest broadcasting standards.
“Terry knows how to bring out the best in every singer and musician”
Extra service for Solo Artists
If you are a solo artist and you have no musicians, we can create the complete musical backing track for your unique song or cover, at no extra cost.
Where we are
Creation Recording Studio is situated in Ballinskelligs, South Kerry – Ireland,
With its magnificent views of unspoiled nature, beautiful scenery with only the sounds of nature harmonising with the sound of the sea, it is a special place that will re-energise and inspire your creativity for the music that is within your soul.
These surroundings foster musical creativity and it will help you visualise your musical journey and self-discovery.
To start your recording
- Please contact us to discuss your project with no obligation,
- then we can give you a reasonable custom quote that will best suit your project.
“The place to be, where you can record and have a holiday at the same time”
“A real musical paradise”
Dónal Lunny - Planxty
Thanks Terry, I’m glad they asked you to do our sound again, it was worthwhile travelling all the way down to the West Coast.
John Wils - De Parel
For a few years now I have had the privilege to record my CD’s at Terry Gordon’s: Creation Recording Studio. His inspiration, his musicality, and perfectionism is something I admire. He adds the perfect ingredients complementing and supporting the songs I have maid.
With his patience and musical know how, as well as his technical and producing skills I always end up with a perfect CD album. His natural feeling for music enriches the sound. It was a joy for me to work with him. Although I live in Holland I travel all the way to Ireland to record with him because I know how good he is at his job. I certainly can say that you will never regret for a single moment working with him.
and De Dannan
Thank you once again Terry for the great mix, and a big thank you from the rest of the band, see you soon.
Dezy Walls - Director of Small Roads festival
If you want your essence captured, Terry Gordon’s Creation Recording Studio cannot be beaten. I have been working with Terry for three years now.
Having recorded in many quality studios in Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium and the USA, I may not know everything but I know when I’m sounding the way I want to sound. Terry has an artists’ understanding of music and the spoken word. He has an ear for minute detail. His equipment is always up to date.
On top of all that there is a relaxed friendly feeling working with Terry. And the location of his studios cannot be beaten. Why be in a stuffy city when the best studio is located in a beautiful coastal area in the west of Ireland.
Tell your friends, but not too many, as I’ll still be needing time there for many years to come.
Paddy Glackin -
the Bothy Band
It makes a big difference in playing when my fiddle sounds just right, thank you for providing the perfect sound Terry.
CD: Outside the Box
We, (OUTSIDE THE BOX), recorded our debut album at Creation Recording Studio with Terry Gordon, and we are absolutely delighted with the result. Terry is an absolute perfectionist at the mixing desk, and his studio provided us with the perfect environment for being creative.
Not only was he supportive as a sound engineer, but he was also helpful in his capacity as a musician.
The great and secluded location near the beach complements a perfect setup. We often went for a walk there to let the breeze clear our heads … any second album will definitely be recorded at Creation Recording Studio…
Traveling by plane and car
Kerry Airport – www.kerryairport.ie
Visitors can fly into Kerry Airport and can hire a car.
Driving time from Kerry Airport is 1 hr. 30 min.
Distance is 78 km
Cork Airport – www.corkairport.com
Visitors can fly into Cork Airport and can hire a car.
Driving time from Cork Airport is 2 hrs. 30 min.
Distance is 166 km
Shannon Airport – www.shannonairport.com
Visitors can fly into Shannon Airport and can hire a car.
Driving time from Shannon Airport is 2 hrs. 50 min.
Distance is 196 km
Dublin Airport – www.dublinairport.com
Visitors can fly into Dublin Airport and can hire a car.
Driving time from Dublin Airport is 4 hrs. 30 min.
Distance is 375 km
The Studio is situated in beautiful Ballinskelligs “The hidden Jewel on the Skellig Ring” Ballinskelligs meaning homestead of the rocks (Irish – Baile ‘n Sceilg), lies in an area that is known for one of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. Part of the “Wild Atlantic Way”, with its rugged coastline, scattered islands, vast mountains, high passes and miles of golden beaches and turquoise water.
The rocks that lend the bay its name are Skellig Michael (Sceilg Mhichíl), an ancient monastic colony which lies off the coast from Ballinskelligs, and Little Skellig (Sceilg Bheag) which holds Ireland’s largest and the world’s second-largest Northern Gannett colony, with almost 30,000 pairs.
Skellig Michael is at the conjunction of two very important ley lines which connect with sites of great spirituality, a lot of which ‘happen to be’ named after St Michael, including St Michael’s Mount, Mont St Michel and St Michael’s Well. The lines also connect with the Michael line that passes through Glastonbury Tor and Stonehenge in the UK, and the main line can be traced all the way to Egypt.
STAYING IN BALLINSKELLIGS
If you want to combine a stay or holiday with a recording, we can advice you to following accommodations that we work with.
B&B Tig an Rince
Tig an Rince is set in the peaceful village of Dungeagan in Ballinskelligs just a short drive from the main Ring of Kerry. This purpose built Bed & Breakfast boasts unusually high levels of comfort, each room is en suite with power showers and are designed for your comfort and relaxation with TV, WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and hair dryers. There is a private sitting room with Satellite T.V., DVD and an open fire. We are a 10 minute walk away from Creation Recording Studio.
For Bookings and more information call us on +353 (0)66 9479818. www.facebook.com/tiganrince
B&B Old schoolhouse
Dominick and Lillian welcomes you to this lovely Restored Old School House steeped in History and full of charm. All rooms are en-suite with power showers. Free WiFi is also available and free off road parking. Our great Irish Breakfast and light fluffy pancakes with Berries and Cream, fresh Bread and Scones are our specialties.
Great Local info trips to The Skelligs can be arranged (weather permitting).
For Bookings and more information call us on +353 (0)66 9479340. www.rascalstheoldschoolhouse.com
Kerry Seaside Homes
Des and Teresa Cronin welcome you to Ballinskelligs, where they have the most comfortable and luxurious rental accommodation the area has to offer.
There are four properties available, two houses and two apartments, each one offering a unique setting and style, assuring you have the most comfortable and enjoyable stay possible.
call: 00353(0)876792636 www.kerryseasidehomes.com