Johnny Duhan

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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.

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