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In support of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
Sat 20 Oct@ 8pm
Tickets: €13/ €10 conc
Booking: 01-8852622 or online at

Johnny McEvoy plays Draíocht on Saturday the 20th of October. He has appeared in concert at Draíocht every year since the theatre opened in 2001 and is delighted that this year’s performance is again in support of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Johnny McEvoy’s career spans more that three decades. Johnny has long been regarded as one of Ireland’s finest entertainers. When you want a great ballad singer, there’s nobody like Johnny McEvoy. He became a national name back in the mid 1960s, when he topped the Irish charts during the ballad boom years with favourites like “Muirsheen Durkin” and “The Boston Burglar”. More recently, Johnny has recorded some wonderful country songs, including an album entitled “Johnny McEvoy sings Hank Williams”, which remains a cherished collector’s item to this day.

A native of Banagher, Co. Offaly, Johnny developed an interest in music when his family moved to Dublin and he began his career performing in the city’s folk clubs. He has had many hit records and has enjoyed a long, successful career that most entertainers only dream about. He has toured all over the world and he has presented TV shows in Ireland, the UK, the USA and Canada.

Johnny is also a very successful songwriter, and his songs are haunting and evocative, with many in the folk and ballad style. Concert performances, such as this latest appearance at Draíocht, allow Johnny the freedom to display his stagecraft as one of the most professional performers of his generation on the Irish music scene.

For further information and  interviews contact: Paddy Coyle : 086 8193151

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