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Johnny Duhan / Bio

Johnny Duhan started his career as a fifteen year old front man in the Limerick beat group Granny’s Intentions, the most popular band in Ireland in the mid to late ‘60s. After rousing Dublin with their soul touch, they moved to London (one of the first Irish bands to do so), were signed to the prestigious Deram label, released one album and disbanded before Johnny was twenty one. Though plied with offers to front other bands, Johnny turned his back on the popular music industry and started writing folk songs, poetry and prose. Known for his fierce independence and integrity as an artist, he has condensed a body of work spanning 40 years into 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, TO THE LIGHT.
Johnny’s 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 hosts of other Irish and international singers. A new album, The Burning Word, is due to be released on the 15 August 2010.

General Info

Artist Name
Johnny Duhan
Profile Page
Folk / word-centred / poetic - I hope

Contact Info

Galway, IE