Johnny Duhan at the Linenhall

Legendary folk singer Johnny Duhan performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Friday October 11at 8pm. Johnny Duhan started his career as a 15-year-old front man with Granny’s Intentions, the most popular beat group in Ireland in the sixties. After rousing Dublin with their soul touch, they moved to London, were signed to the prestigious Deram label, enjoyed considerable success and disbanded before Johnny was 21. Johnny started writing folk songs, poetry and prose at this stage. In a career spanning 40 years, his greatest achievement is a quartet of epic albums Just Another Town, To The Light, The Voyage, and Flame - which correspond to the four chapters of his lyrical autobiography, also titled To The Light. Johnny’s songs are sung world-wide in a variety of languages, thanks to the likes of Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Mary Black, and hosts of other Irish and international singers. His song “The Voyage” has become a modern classic, with Christy Moore calling him “one of our greatest songwriters”. Catch him live and celebrate the man and his music.


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