Greg Quiery - a native of county Down - was a community worker in Belfast during the early years of the troubles before coming to Liverpool in the 1970s. In Liverpool Greg worked for the Simon Community, before becoming a youth worker, secondary school teacher, and Head of Liverpool's Virtual School ( the education service for children in care). Greg conducts local history walks in Liverpool. His book In Hardship and Hope is a history of Liverpool's Irish community. He was chair of the committee which erected the Memorial to the Irish Great Hunger in St Luke's Gardens, Liverpool in 1998. He is an active campaigner on environmental issues. A former rock musician, Greg now plays Irish traditional music on banjo, mandola and guitar. He has produced an album of his own comic songs and ballads in the Irish tradition.