This is the story of Mayo singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and teacher John Hoban. From the Plain of the Yew Tree takes the reader on a journey through music and time across the five continents. The author invites you to join him on his rambles through Ireland, London, Australia, America, and many other places, meeting, listening to, and playing with every kind of musician.
Poets, artists, writers, mystics, and people from every walk of life are travelling on this mystery train with John Hoban as he unravels his life memories and explores his deep relationship of trust and belief in music. Music has been his guide and his constant companion through good times, bad times, and other times. Music has been survival itself for John. This tale presents you with the tapestry of a life lived through music, providing us with a rare insight into the life of a modern-day troubadour. This is a unique tale told in an unmistakably west of Ireland voice, a story told with humour, sensitivity, and devotion.
John Hoban will also launch his new CD called Episodes on the night. Hoban will launch his memoirs in the Ruby Room of the TF Royal Theatre, on Tuesday October 26 at 8pm. For information on the launch night contact John Hoban at [email protected] or 087 743 1628 or log on to www.johnhoban.net