Vantastival May 2015 Cathal Johnson Bagpipe harmonica Belurgan Park, solo performance.

Vantastival may 2015 Cathal Johnson bagpipe harmonica belurgan park solo performance. Cathal Johnson as the Coxes Boot Stomper at Vantastival in Belurgan Park. Here playing his Bagpipe harmonica he tuned up himself to give this lovely drone effect while playing a tune.
Thanks to Marko, Eddie in the Walled Garden for having me there. Also a big shout out to the crew and volunteers at Vantastival who worked so hard to make it happen this year, thank you so much! Also thanks and praise to James T and Cairan Smith (Smithy) on sound. James got a great sound on the night considering the guitar pick up wasn’t great. James managed to compensate it on the night.

After a few miss haps on the way there Cathal ended up doing a solo performance but later was joined by the imitable singer that is Cathy Maguire. See below next post for a clip of them performing a couple of classics.

Picture taken by Sean Fegan, thanks Sean!

The Love Caravan

Thanks must also go out to Sean Fegan for the pictures and recording the clip below and accommodating us in the caravan and Francesca Lalor for recording the gig on the night. We look forward to hearing it!

ever heard of a harmonic that thinks its a bag pipe. you have now. Cathal Johnson gives a master class at Vantastival

Posted by Sean Fegan on Sunday, 3 May 2015

About Cathal Johnson

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.
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