Sat 29 May 2021, The Core Theatre music
Popular Irish singer.
This show was cancelled due to Covid-19 regulations but we’re delighted to have rescheduled to this new date. If you can attend that’s great simply write the new date on your tickets (same seats as previously) and write it in your diary! If you bought online/phone and don’t have your tickets, they’re still with us and can be collected any time after we re-open including just prior to the (new) show.
If you can’t attend, you’re entitled to a refund. All ticketholders will receive a letter from us, outlining refund options, so please wait for your letter as we have a lot of shows to refund.
Please bear with us at this difficult time and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Core Theatre next season.
Johnny’s big break came in late 1966 when he recorded a song called Mursheen Durkin, an old ballad from the west of Ireland. It topped the charts at Number 1 for three consecutive weeks. It was followed up by The Boston Burglar which also reached Number 1.
His first tour of the United States was in 67. It involved 7 weeks of concerts during that hot summer of Hippies, Protests and Vietnam. One of the many famous venues he played was the “Hungry Eye” in San Francisco. However, his favourite was the famous “Carnegie Hall” in New York. It was at this stage in his career he had his third Number 1 hit with the song Nora from Sean O’Casey’s famous play “The Plough and the Stars”
On a golden August afternoon while sitting on a stone in the sun outside a pub in Co. Sligo came the inspiration to write his first song Long, long before your time. It too reached Number 1.
Many of his songs have become standards and been recorded by many other singers.