Johnny Duhan


                   (From now until Christmas, buy any of my albums from our Shop and I’ll add one of my books as a gift.)

Due to the fact that I have been unable to get my songs playlisted on Irish primetime radio for the past

thirty years, I’ve decided to take a break from putting pressure on individual jocks like RTE’s Ronan Colins, John Creedon,    

Shay Byrne, Fiachna O Braonain and others in regional stations who have kept my boat afloat over the years, and take

some time out from gigging. It’s hard enough at the best of times putting the show on the road, but without airplay it’s impossible.

I have a book coming out next year, anyway - The Voyage (part 2 of an autobiography) - so I need to concentrate

on that. A number of the chapters in the new book cover the struggles I’ve had over the years with the radio industry,

but the best parts focus on the more personal spiritual struggles I’ve had while seeking out my “heart’s treasures”. Find two of these below, both dealing with related nautical themes - “The Storm”, inspired by my father who surmounted a tragedy at a young age that would have floored me, and “The Voyage”, which needs no introduction at this stage. Without my father’s  example, I would never have adventured off at sixteen in search of “the shores of the heart”.           


                                                                              Love is a Boat



Pic Kevin Byrne