…each note is in place and spun with the hand of a weaver…This is music that’s a way of life… delicate and precise, with bags of lift and without the over-ornamentation of some players with bigger boxes.
– The Living Tradition
…a truly wonderful, thoroughly rhythmic collection of reels, jigs, flings, hornpipes and song.
– The Irish Times
Since the release of his debut album in 1991, An tOileán Aerach, the name and music of Johnny Connolly has travelled far and wide; there is no doubt but that Johnny was the King of the Melodeon – not only in Connemara, but throughout Ireland and indeed amongst traditional Irish musicians worldwide.
Steve Cooney & Charlie Lennon