Music - Friday 11th October @ 8.00pm
at Linenhall Theatre
Johnny Duhan started his career as a fifteen year old front man with Granny's Intentions, the most popular beat group in Ireland in the 60s. 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 twenty one. 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 worldwide 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, Christy Moore calling him "one of our greatest songwriters". Catch him live and celebrate the man and his music.
"A man who cares not a whit for trends, but rather one whose reason for living is, perhaps, to transcend such creative limitations." - In Dublin
"A succession of albums infused with insightfulness and beauty." - Gerry Quinn, The Irish Examiner
"A masterpiece." - Nicky Rossiter, Irish Music Magazine (about Just Another Town)
"One of my favourite songwriters." - Ronnie Drew