Irish born and based, Cathal Johnson grew up playing various music genres on his guitar and harmonica. He was recently recognised by Hohner Harmonica manufacturors as "Service Repair for Hohner for All Ireland." Cathal studied informally as a harmonica technician with harmonica guru Brendan Power. In 2010, Cathal attained a degree in Applied Music specialising in Solo Performance playing Irish Traditional Dance Music on diatonic and chromatic harmonicas. He plays and sings music using harmonica rack with guitar, melodeon and accordion.