Songwriter Johnny Duhan performing in Ratoath's Venue

Story by John Donohoe

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:28pm

Songwriter Johnny Duhan performing in Ratoath's Venue

Johnny Duhan.

Johnny Duhan is playing the Venue Theatre, Ratoath, on Saturday night next, 13th April. Johnny Duhan’s songs are performed worldwide in a variety of languages, thanks to the focus put on them by Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Dolores Keane and many other singers. His song 'The Voyage' has become a modern classic. Hot Press magazine editor, Niall Stokes, has predicted that The Voyage will be around centuries from now, after most popular songs of our time are forgotten. Christy Moore has termed Johnny “One of our greatest songwriters” and the late Ronnie Drew described him as “one of my favourite songwriters.” Sylvie Simmons (author of the acclaimed Leonard Cohen biography I’m Your Man) had this to say about part one of Johnny’s autobiography There is a Time: “When I started to read it, I couldn’t put it down.” After reading a chapter of part two, The Voyage, Eoghan Harris wrote: “I read it over a cup of coffee that went cold as I could not stop to sip.” 


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