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Cathal Johnson

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Harmonica
Galway
Cathal Johnson's origins are Irish born and based today in Galway City, The Forge Arts Centre, New Road, Galway, Ireland.

Cathal Johnson's origins are Irish born and based today in Galway City, The Forge Arts Centre, New Road, Galway, Ireland. He grew up playing various music genres on guitar and harmonica adding accordion and melodeon later. Recognised by Hohner Harmonica manufacturers in Germany as ‘Service Harmonica Repair for All Ireland.’ Cathal studied as a harmonica technician with harmonica guru Brendan Power. In 2010, Cathal attained a degree in Applied Music specialising in Harmonica Solo Performance at DkIT in Dundalk, Co. Louth in Ireland. He specialised in solo performance playing Irish Traditional Dance Music on diatonic and chromatic harmonicas. As a musician Cathal plays and sings music with the harmonica rack with guitar and also plays melodeon and accordion. Cathal Johnson biography and origins are Irish born and based today in Galway City, The Forge Arts Centre, New Road, Galway, Ireland. He grew up playing various music genres on guitar and harmonica adding accordion and melodeon later. Recognised by Hohner Harmonica manufacturers in Germany as ‘Service Harmonica Repair for All Ireland.’ Cathal studied as a harmonica technician with harmonica guru Brendan Power. In 2010, Cathal attained a degree in Applied Music specialising in Harmonica Solo Performance at DkIT in Dundalk, Co. Louth in Ireland. He specialised in solo performance playing Irish Traditional Dance Music on diatonic and chromatic harmonicas. As a musician Cathal plays and sings music with the harmonica rack with guitar and also plays melodeon and accordion.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Covers, Hip Hop, Soul, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk rock, R&B, Vintage, Motown, Funk, Tribute, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock, Progressive rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Asian music, Australian music, Bavarian oompah, Bossa nova, Klezmer, Polka, Scottish music, Spanish music, Mariachi, Skiffle, Ska, Tango, Reggae, Samba
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Actor, Musical comedy, MC, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Community music worker, Examiner, Music therapy, Musicologist
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Reviews

From customers:

Www.harmonicasireland.com, 1 year ago

Andy Irvine on my Harmonica Repairs and builds: “It’s great, after all this time, to find a harmonica technician here in Ireland! I’m delighted to give my full endorsement to his work, repairing and tuning harmonicas. He does a very thorough job and from now on, I use no other!”