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John Faulkner is a musician and singer/song writer. His music is multi­faceted and based on his knowledge of the Celtic tradition. His deep interest in ethnic music of all kinds drew him to the strong traditions of music in Ireland.

He spent his early years in London and worked extensively with Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger who had an inspirational influence on him in those formative years. He is still in close contact with Peggy Seeger.

Although ancestrally from Dublin and Kildare, he has lived in the west of Ireland for many years, and being in close proximity to many of the finest musicians and musicians, he has learned at first hand the essence of that music.

As a working musician he has toured throughout the world in the USA, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, the Far East and Australia. As well as being a solo performer he worked for many years with Dolores Keane as a duet co­performer and as musical director and arranger for her band. He also composed her chart topping song Lion in a Cage” about Nelson Mandela.

He has shared the stage with many other musicians in the Irish scene, most notably Kevin Burke, Arty McGlynn, De Dannan, Jackie Daly and Dermot Byrne.

In the 1970s he co-­wrote the music and songs for the BBC’s children’s TV series ‘Bagpuss’ which won an award as the best children’s TV programme of all time. In the 1970's and 80's he was musical director for a number of documentary films made by the BBC, including the BBC/National film board of Canada co­production 'The Pilgrimage of St Jean' about the iconic French Canadian fiddle player, the late Jean Carrignan.

His recording career to date consists of appearances on fifteen albums, four of which he produced, two of which he co­-produced and two solo albums. He is currently recording a third solo album. He was recently appointed musical artist in residence for the City of Galway.