Welcome to Cathal Johnson Harmonica Repairs – Gallery. A gallery of photos of Cathal’s workshop, playing at Electric Picnic and with friends…
In 2014, journalist Harry Browne approached Cathal to do an interview about his harmonica workshop and a general piece about harmonicas for The Sunday Times. Harry and photographer Barry Cronin visited Cathal at his workshop and stayed for the afternoon talking harmonicas and taking pictures. Harry went on to write a great piece about harmonicas which can be found here on this website… Barry produced a lovely gallery of photos for the piece too. Some of which can be seen below.

Other pictures below from a gallery in Ravenstale, Dundalk below. Thierry Faure exhibited this lovely gallery of work. Stunning pieces.

Lots more photos can be viewed on Cathal’s Facebook Page.

Cathal Johnson in his workshop.

Cathal in his workshop in the attic. Photography by Barry Cronin.

Barry lighting effects in these pictures came out great! Such professionalism on both Harry and Barry’s account no doubt at all.

Photography by Barry Cronin for The Sunday Times.

Harry Browne the journalist and Cathal in the workshop.

Photography by Barry Cronin for The Sunday Times.

Outside the Dundalk museum.

Electric Picnic Strad Bally. Bog cottage.

Niceol, Henry and Cathal playing at the Electric Picnic in The Bog Cottage.

Country bluesy, jazzy, tradie session fun.

Us with Jacques Faures on Saxophone playing for his father’s exhibition in Ravenstale, Dundalk.

Repairing harmonicas

A clatter of harmonicas for repair.

Assortment of harmonica tools and stationary...

Some tools of the trade. 

XB40 taken apart for repair and maintenance.

The guts of an XB40 designed by Rick Epping.