Musician and Composer
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Johnny Og Connolly’s 2011 album ‘Aisling Yoshua’ (Joshua’s Dream) is a solo recording comprising twelve tracks. It offers a mixture of traditional tunes and some of his own compositions including two waltzes, a lament, a set of Polkas and a lullaby in honour of his nephew Joshua, who lends his name to the album title.Johnny Og is joined by his father, the legendary melodeon player Johnny Connolly on two of the tracks and accompaniment is provided by some of Ireland’s finest musicians, among them, Brian McGrath on Piano, Mick Conneely on bouzouki, Garry O Briain on Mandocello and Guitar, Frank Kilkelly on Guitar and James Blennerhasset on Double Bass.
Aisling Yoshua was released in April 2011 and was very positively reviewed.
The recording also won Best Trad Album in the 2011 Irish Times Ticket Awards.