Johnny Duhan

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Johnny Duhan
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Johnny Duhan at Dunamaise Theatre Portlaoise 2006 .
Background information
Birth name Johnny Duhan
Born (1950-01-01) 1 January 1950 (age 64)
Origin Limerick, Ireland
Genres Folk
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar,
Years active 1966–present
Associated acts Granny’s Intentions
Website http://www.JohnnyDuhan.com/

Johnny Duhan started his career as a fifteen-year-old front man in the Limerick beat group Granny’s Intentions, a band in Ireland. After rousing Dublin with their soul touch, they moved to London, being one of the first Irish bands to do so. They were signed to the Deram record label, released several singles and one album, Honest Injun, and disbanded before Johnny was twenty one. Despite offers to front other bands, Johnny turned his back on the popular music industry and started writing folk songs, poetry and prose. He has condensed a body of work spanning 40 years into a quartet of albums, Just Another Town, To The Light, The Voyage and Flame. These correspond with the four chapters of his lyrical autobiography, To The Light. His songs are sung all over the world in a variety of languages, thanks to the focus put on them by Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Mary Black and many other Irish and international singers. Johnny song The Voyage has become a modern classic. Christy Moore recently stated that The Voyage (his most popular song according to iTunes) has been performed at over a million weddings worldwide, not to mention anniversaries, funerals and other occasions.[1]

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You can hear a recent interview with Johnny and listen to him performing exclusive versions of some of his best loved songs at http://www.podcasts.ie/featured-musicians/johnny-duhan/

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