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Mad Moylans
Happy Birthday Johnny!!! Remembering the past & looking to the future.Sláinte & God Bless
Friday November 17 15:31:56 2017

Site Admin
Johnny Fean and friends are playing JJ Symths Dublin on Oct 1st 2016 9pm.

Featuring Johnny Fean (guitar & vocals), Ed Deane (guitar), John Quearney (bass) and Noel Bridgeman (drums).

It can sell out so if going you might want to check ahead.

Contact JJ Smyth's on +353 (0) 1 475-2565 12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Wednesday September 28 20:57:39 2016

Johnny
Hi Kevin.No plans at the present time.
Regards.Johnny
Thursday September 8 18:24:26 2016

Kevin Farrell | kjfarrell~AT~eircom~DOT~net
Hi Johnny, just wondering if there are any plans to make the Zen Alligators singles available as a compilation CD or MP3 download?

Best Regards,
Kevin
Monday September 5 22:38:40 2016 - Ireland

Johnny
Hi Martin and Dorie.
Thanks.and Best regards to you.
Friday August 12 09:36:44 2016

Dorie Jennings | greeneking~AT~aol~DOT~com
Hello, the guest book is back! Best to you, Johnny :)
Wednesday August 10 21:39:40 2016 - Rochester NY (yes, still) USA

Martin Kilbride
How lucky we were to see Horslips play over recent years.a live experience heightened by your playing, Johnny. (and great to see this page buzzing with activity) Best regards.
Wednesday August 10 21:29:33 2016 - Wexford

Johnny.
Thanks Steve, we enjoyed it.
Saturday August 6 20:58:57 2016

Steve Freeburn | steve~DOT~freeburn~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Hi guys, thanks so much for coming to N Ireland again and putting on such a great performance for us all to enjoy & we so did ! Outdoor sound was brill. Hopefully not to long before we see you again.
Thursday August 4 21:47:50 2016 - Lisburn

Johnny Fean.
Mark.Thank you.
Thursday August 4 15:47:01 2016

Mark Wilson
Really enjoyed the Blues on the Hill gig. Wonderful performance. Great to see the band twice this year, also at the Empire.
Tuesday August 2 19:18:46 2016 - Antrim

Brigid Vigrass | Brigid~DOT~vigrass1~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Remember you in Horslips and Zen Alligators. Looking forward to seeing your great guitar playing again
Sunday February 7 08:30:24 2016 - Milton Keynes

jim | jimmcnally80~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Any gig's lined up for London
Friday January 8 17:09:35 2016

david reynolds | drsherryfitz~AT~gmail ~DOT~com
Hi Johnny, any gigs lined up yourself and Stephen or indeed
Horslips ??
Friday November 20 11:30:45 2015 - Dungarvan Co Waterford

Mad Moylans
Happy Birthday Johnny! Our very best wishes for a lovely day.
Sláinte & God Bless
Tuesday November 17 16:24:31 2015

Paul Myers | myerspaul5~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hi Johnny
hope all is well for you and Magie. I would love to see Horslips live again but I now live in Canada so it is difficult. Great memories of all the gigs around Cavan
Wednesday July 15 21:48:59 2015

fintan gilheaney | fgilhaney~AT~gmail~DOT~com
hi johnny any galway gigs 2015 cheers
Sunday February 22 18:40:26 2015 - enniskillen

Seamus Haughney | seamie_noy~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
I want to see dates for 2015 upcoming gigs.
Wednesday February 11 15:37:58 2015 - Leighlinbridge, Carlow

Johnny
Cheers Pat.
Thursday January 29 18:44:20 2015

Pat | pwynne~AT~outlook~DOT~ie
Was in Sixmilebridge on Saturday night. Absolutely blown away by the cover of Procol Harem classic Whiter Shade of Pale. Never heard anything like it live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also loved Statesville Blues.
Tuesday January 20 11:24:40 2015 - Ennis

Johnny and Steve.
Seasons Greetings and a Happy Christmas to all here.
Johnny and Steve
Saturday December 20 01:04:00 2014

Mad Moylans
Hi Johnny! Wishing you all the best on your birthday. Keep on rockin'!!! Sláinte & God Bless
Monday November 17 16:10:05 2014

Gerard Mc Cavana | gmccavana~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Any gig coming up in Belfast?
The Ulster Hall Horslips gig last week was magic!
Monday November 3 00:24:40 2014 - Belfast

Johnny
Will do.Cheers.
Tuesday October 7 17:45:11 2014

John M MORRISSEY | Rathdermot~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
hi guys keep me posted of any gigs in tipp/limerick thanks.John
Saturday October 4 12:53:28 2014 - Ireland

jimmy sharkey | JASSHARKEY~AT~123GMAIL ~DOT~COM
johnny great guy and a great musician, horslips best irish group ever years ahead of there time
STEVE GREAT GUY AND MUSICIAN ,SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH AND LOOKING FOR THE ANSWEARS, AND IN TIME YOU WILL GET BOTH
Tuesday August 19 13:05:58 2014 - DUNDALK COUNTY LOUTH

tadhg keating | tadhg_keating~AT~corkcity~DOT~ie
Great gig at Coughlans last night lads. Fantastic music, thanks.
Friday June 13 08:59:56 2014 - cork

Site Admin
Home page updated. Make sure to reload/refresh it.
Next gig :- Monday May 5th - Riverfest 2014, Arthur's Quay, Limerick (With Blendi Krasniqi )
Check out:-
http://www.limerickleader.ie/what-s-on/arts-entertainment/limerick-s-riverfest-extravaganza-to-attract-50-000-1-6033046


http://www.limerickpost.ie/2014/04/17/riverfest-bonanza-worth-e5-5m-to-city/


The latest list of gigs after this are:-
Sat May 17th - Village Arts Centre, Kilworth
Sat May 24th - Bar Habana, Portlaoise
Fri June 6th - Oar House, West Pier, Howth
Tue June 10th - Boyles, Slane
Wed June 11th - Bakers, Clonmel
Thurs June 12th - Coughlan's, 4 Douglas St., Cork.
Thurs June 26th - Number 1, Mullingar.
Saturday May 3 10:51:14 2014

Tom
Johnny Fean, Stephen Travers and Blendi Krasniqi will perform at Riverfest, Limerick 2014 on Monday, May 5th.
Monday April 28 23:32:29 2014 - Coconut Grove

John Aungier | johnaungier64~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hi , looking forward to the gig at Oar House in Howth
Wednesday April 2 23:13:44 2014 - The Oar House West Pier Howth Dublin 13

Site Admin
You can now follow Johnny and Steve on Twitter
@FeanAndTravers

Check the home page for the tweet list.
Saturday March 29 23:39:21 2014

Site Admin
Check the home page for the date amendment for the Ardee gig at Butterly’s which will now be on Saturday, April 12th.
Wednesday March 26 20:54:17 2014

Site Admin
Johnny and Steve are embarking on a series of gigs in the Duo format.
Check the home page for details (you may need to refresh/reload it for the latest update).
Sunday March 9 18:46:56 2014

donal mulcahy | donalmul~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
hows it going johnny donal here from nancys in limerick there a couple of venue getting together to organise a blues fest would you be able to meet up with me this week to pick your brains on acts .if not could i give you a call .
Monday February 3 11:24:04 2014

Rick Hackett | huntington~DOT~po~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Hailing from Longford Town until 1981, I saw Horslips as many times as possible, and after another incredible gig in the Sunset Club which was part of the Longford Arms Hotel, Johnny personally taught me the Dearg Doom lick. Even though it was about 3am, he sat with me for about half an hour showing me the notes, and letting me try them on his Les Paul Gold Top with the soapbar pickups. It is one of the great memories of my youth, and even though I thanked him on the night, I just wanted to say Thanks again to one of life's real gentlemen, Johnny Fean.
Tuesday January 28 00:50:47 2014 - York

Site Admin
Johnny & Steve with Ray Fean on drums are playing
Philly Ryan's Pub
Saturday the 28th of December - 10pm
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Friday December 13 16:54:16 2013 - www dot philryanspub dot com

Site Admin | www.johnnyfean.com/2014sitea/index.html
For Xmas presents don't forget the two ideas:-
The 2013 Book - Horslips Biography - Tall Tales by Mark Cunningham
and
The 2013 Horslips CD - Biography a brand new 23-track compilation that focuses purely on the A and B sides of Horslips’ UK singles, and for the first time on an official CD the highly sought-after ‘Bridge From Heart To Heart’ (an outtake from the Aliens album sessions)

Check the home page for link details
Sunday December 8 21:27:20 2013

Site Admin
The event which had been scheduled in Kilkenny on 13th December 2013 has been cancelled. Apologies to anyone who has been inconvenienced.
Thursday December 5 23:30:02 2013

Mad Moylans
Happy Birthday Johnny! We'll be having a drink in your honor today. Sláinte & God Bless.
Sunday November 17 16:08:39 2013

Site Admin
Check the home page for details of a special event in Kilkenny on 13th December 2013.

About The Music and Other Stuff, www.aboutthemusicandotherstuff.com

Proudly Presents
Stephen Travers in conversation with Horslips Legendary Guitarist Johnny Fean

Special Guest Performances by Eric Bell , Brush Shiels & Jim Lockhart
Book Signing after the show
Tall Tales; The Official Biography of Horslips
The Kilford Arms Hotel, John Street, Kilkenny
Friday December 13th.
Admission; €12.50. Doors open at 7:30pm
Tickets at Rollercoaster Music
Kieran Street Kilkenny Tel. 056 7763669
Wednesday November 13 22:54:20 2013

SeamusGavin | onlaw~AT~online~DOT~ie
WANT TO HEAR YOU LIVE SOON
Sunday November 10 22:55:35 2013 - LONDON

jack hynes | jackhynes42~AT~gmail~DOT~com
heard band in ennis brillient nite
Friday November 1 15:01:07 2013 - ennis

Gerry | gerardneenan~AT~oceanfree~DOT~net
Thanks for all the great music and especially the riffs Johnny,was wondering where you're next gig is as of Oct 27th 2013.Gerry, a Clareman
Monday October 28 05:40:12 2013 - Co Clare

Mick Opfar | mick~DOT~thebear~AT~comcast~DOT~net
Just a quick hello Johnny, hope your well. Hope also to meet you again sir was great to see the great Horslips live finally after many years of following your fantastic music.
Tuesday September 10 20:59:26 2013 - Pittsburgh Pa

Tom at The Office
Correction to the previous post; The Johnny Fean Band gig on Friday, August 16th is being hosted by Masons Bar but it will in fact be held at The Nerve Centre in Derry.
Sunday August 11 17:00:06 2013 - Centre of The Earth

Tom at The Office
Johnny Fean Band gig on Friday, August 16th at Masons Bar beside The Nerve Centre, Derry.
Friday August 9 23:05:43 2013 - Centre of The Earth

paul myers | myerspaul5~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hey Johnny,
What year is your Les Paul Junior. and the sunburst Les Paul.
what gauge strings do you use and what amp are you using now.
I have seen you play through Marshalls Vox ac 30s a d Musicman
I remember you also used a mxr phase 90 at one point in the 70s
Still trying to perfect your vibrato!!! lol
Hi To Maggie
Paul
Thursday August 8 22:00:37 2013 - Canada

Arthur | aim23~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~nz
Hi nice website love all the guitars and basses and their stories. Im about to get my own vintrage les paul jr in cherry with single p90. I was wondering if yo ucould give me an advise on what to look for other than the obvious. Why do you prefer the single p90s sound and the double cut as oppose to the single cut. Cheers
Monday August 5 02:01:40 2013 - New Zealand

Trisha Lynch | t~DOT~lynch12~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hi Johnny & Steve! I'm visiting friends in Co. Wexford this August & am wondering if you're doing any gigs in the area. Would be great to see ya!
Saturday July 13 14:13:26 2013 - Kettering, England.

Mick O'Toole | motooleie~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
"KING OF THE LEICESTER RUGBY FANS" - Check to see if there's been an increase in research on Horslips from Leicester, UK, Johnny. I'm bass player in the band 'Hard Drive' and we played the Leeson Lounge last weekend. Our second half opens with 'King of the Fairies' (your version) and 'Trouble'; well the punters went mad for it and asked lots of questions about this new phenomenon "Horslips". Gave us a giggle, so tjhought I'd share it with ya. Keep her lit Mr. Fean - Cheers Johnny - Mick.
Sunday May 26 19:15:08 2013 - Lusk Co Dublin - in body

Bridghe | bridghe~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Hi Johnny,

Are you due to play in the London area any time soon?

Regards,

Bridghe Forde
Saturday April 27 20:16:37 2013 - London

Site Admin | bluesonthebay.co.uk/
Gig Announcement - Warrenpoint, Co Down.
The Johnny Fean Band.
Blues on the Bay Festival
Sat 25th May
Balmoral Hotel Warrenpoint Doors 9PM

http://bluesonthebay.co.uk/
Thursday April 25 19:48:39 2013 -

Johnny.
Hi.There are no gigs planned so far for the midlands over the summer, .but we will let you know if any dates do come up for either Tullamore or surrounding areas.
Tuesday April 23 04:54:30 2013

grainne columb | grainne~DOT~columb~AT~gmail~DOT~com
any gigs planned for May 24-26 this year in west or midlands? can you let me know of other dates this year please, thankyou
Monday April 15 17:08:29 2013 - roscommon / east galway

gavin walsh | gavincoverdale39~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
hows it goin johnny/steve havnt seen ye in couple years .are you playing any gigs around the midlands over the summer?
Saturday April 13 22:59:09 2013 - tullamore

Site Admin
Gig confirmation, as noted below on 28th. Dec. The Johnny Fean Band (Steve + Blendi) play in Phil Ryans Bar in Nenagh show circa 10pm.
There are plans afoot for some regular Houseshakers gigs in Limerick next year. We'll post details here when things gel.

Happy Christmas to all out there.
Saturday December 22 22:38:57 2012

Tom Kenneally | tomfran2004~AT~eircom~DOT~net
Steve, can u call me re dec 28th gig in Nenagh, an incident with my phone recently resulted in me losing most of my numbers. Can u email posters to info@liger.ie Regards Tom K
Monday December 17 20:48:59 2012 - Nenagh

Mad Moylans
Happy Birthday Johnny! Our very wishes for another year filled with music, laughter, family & friends to share the good times. Sláinte & God Bless.
Saturday November 17 03:42:15 2012

Mícheál Ó Raghaill | michealoraghaill~AT~yahoo~DOT~ie
Hi Johnny, Have you heard http://majaelliott.com/
Tuesday November 6 19:26:52 2012 - Co. Cavan

Tom at The Office
Johnny, Steve and Blendi plus support will be at The Castle Tavern in Carlow on Friday, November 16th.
Wednesday October 10 20:00:07 2012 - The Office

Site Admin
Johnny , Steve,and Ray are playing in the Coach Inn, in Ballinteer, Dublin next Sat. 6th of October.
It's a birthday party gig, but it's also open to the public so those from near Dublin south side and around would be welcome.
Wednesday October 3 17:14:50 2012

Site Admin | www.iguitar.ie/webpagefriday.html
Check below for details of the event this Friday
"to celebrate the playing of the hugely influential Irish guitar legend, Johnny Fean of Horslips."
Monday September 24 20:28:20 2012

Site Admin | admin~AT~johnnyfean~DOT~com
I understand this guest book was locking people out. The fault was due to the removal of the server which had the antispam captcha images.

This fault is now corrected and anyone who wishes should be able to post now.
Sunday September 23 22:06:26 2012

Site Admin | | www.iguitar.ie/webpagefriday.html
The 3rd Annual Inishowen Guitar Festival is about to take place.
This year, on Friday 28th September, they celebrate the playing of the hugely influential Irish guitar legend, Johnny Fean of Horslips. Johnny will be appearing with Paddy Goodwin and The Holy Ghosts whose members on the night will include none other than fellow Horslips members, Jim Lockhart, Charles O’Connor and Barry Devlin.
Special Guest Mickey Murphy
The Backroom Mc Grory’s of Culdaff Doors 8.00p.m – tickets €20 (stand-up concert)
follow this link or the link above.
http://www.mcgrorys.ie/event/paddy-goodwin-the-holy-ghosts-featuring-johnny-fean-ireland/
...& check out..
http://www.iguitar.ie/webpagefriday.html
Saturday September 22 22:03:29 2012 -

Site Admin
Please Note the Johnny Fean Band Gig which had been scheduled for 30-Jun-12 at the INEC Killarney - Acoustic Room has been postponed until later in the year (after a series of Horslips gigs which are being planned over the summer months).
Sunday June 10 19:56:34 2012

Johnny
Hi..Great to hear from you and Thank you!..I enjoyed playing at the Rory festival and we had a great audience!..Best wishes to all the Moylans..johnny.
Thursday June 7 00:38:09 2012

Mad Moylans
Johnny you were awesome at the Rory Festival!!! We're so glad your fans post their videos for all to share. You seem to get even better...didn't think that was possible. Sláinte & God Bless.
Tuesday June 5 16:32:53 2012

Tom at The Office
There were a number of Irish Top Hat Ballrooms; The Top Hat Ballroom, Dun Laoghaire, The Top Hat Ballroom, Fermoy and, in London, The Top Hat, Northfields Avenue, West Ealing (a sister-ballroom to The National in Kilburn but now a church) were the best known Irish ballrooms with that name. The excellent RTE series "Campus Rock" was filmed at The Top Hat Ballroom, Dun Laoghaire in the early 80's.
Saturday May 12 00:57:36 2012 - Top of The World

Tim Bucknall | tim~DOT~bucknall~AT~googlemail~DOT~com | www.livenirvana.com
could you help me find the location of the Top Hat Ballroom
for a music website i help?
sorry for such a random query!
Friday May 11 16:18:58 2012 - England

Site Admin | www.westmeathindependent.ie/plus/goingout/articles/2012/05/02/4010264-irelands-answer-to-the-burning-man-is-back/
Click above for news link for Festival of The Fires
Thursday May 3 17:06:44 2012

Site Admin | | www.festivalofthefires.com/
Click the link above for Festival of The Fires, Hill of Uisneach on May 5th 2012 at which the Johnny Fean band will perform.
Thursday May 3 16:56:28 2012

Site Admin
There's a small update to the instrument page and we've added 2 guitars that Steve owned, a Dan Armstrong Smoked Plexiglass and a Epiphone Rivoli Bass. You may need to reload/refresh to get the latest page.
Sunday April 15 18:36:45 2012

Site Admin
Some gigs for the dairy - Johnny and Steve as "Fean and Travers", and the pair joined by Blendi as "The Johnny Fean Band".


FEAN & TRAVERS --:-- 07-Apr-12 : Shane Geogan Benefit, Limerick

JOHNNY FEAN BAND : 27-Apr-12:Ardee

FEAN & TRAVERS --:-- 06-May-12 : Private Event

JOHNNY FEAN BAND : 05-May-12 : Festival of The Fires, Hill of Uisneach

JOHNNY FEAN BAND : 30-Jun-12 : INEC Killarney - Acoustic Room
Saturday March 31 21:05:49 2012

rob curry | robcurry66~AT~gmail~DOT~com
looking for a gig on the 24 of march my first wedding anniversary
Friday March 16 17:03:51 2012 - dublin

Stephen Travers
Pauline, I'm shocked, I didn't know. I will contact you offline. Your father was a hero the whole country should be proud of and I certainly owe him my life. God bless him.
Monday March 5 22:00:44 2012

pauline rimmer | pauline_rimmer68~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Hi Stephen I am James (jimmy ) Blundells daughter.My Dad died on 18th June 2011. I am so proud of everything my Dad was and everything he stood for. He really enjoyed meeting you and my boys have been able to show how their Grandpa was a man who came from a very humble background in Belfast to someone who saved your life (along with many others)I wish you all the very best Pauline
Thursday March 1 22:30:23 2012 - England

Paul Myers | myerspaul5~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Can't wait for the new book. I thought both Johnny and Eamon's comments on
The man that built America were excellent.
There is a great new book out on E.C. by Chris Welch of Melody Maker fame. Some great pix of guitars etc.
Paul
Sunday February 12 03:32:39 2012

Site Admin | www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz01aIrkYE4&feature=youtu.be
Above is a link to Utube
Title: JOHNNY FEAN: CELTIC ROCK GUITAR HERO
A 7 mins and 37 secs race through the professional career of Horslips' legendary guitarist, Johnny Fean.
The video was produced by Mark Cunningham, author of TALL TALES: THE HISTORY OF HORSLIPS — the definitive biography to be published on December 1 2012.

Sunday February 5 20:18:03 2012

Brendan Faulkner
Hi Orla
There has obviously been a communication breakdown at the Millbrook Lodge.
I can assure you that the gig on 17th February is definitely happening.
cheers
Tuesday January 31 21:46:44 2012

Orla | ocaulfield~AT~gmail~DOT~com
I rang the Milkbrook Lodge hotel and they said you aren't playing on the 17th Feb. Is there a mix up? Can you confirm your playing that night?
Tuesday January 31 15:52:16 2012 - Dublin

Seamus Rooney | srooney~AT~mail~DOT~com
Johnny and Steve - organising a group of old farts to go to the gig in Millbrook. Even the curmudgeon's going!
Watch out for a group of balding or grey, pot-bellied fools (er.. doesn't narrow it down much) probably as close to the bar as they can get.
Looking forward to the gig and hope you get a great welcome.
I believe my famous cousin, Noel of the Fadge Clan, will also be there. Your round big lad! Mind you, so am I...
Friday January 27 08:44:02 2012 - Newcastle

Site Admin
Upcoming gig at the Millbrook lodge Hotel in Ballynahinch, Co Down, on Friday February 17th.
Doors open at 9 o clock. Admission is £12 per person and the event is in aid of St Vincent De Pauls Clare Lodge retreat and holiday home for the old and underpriviledged.
See the home page for the poster.
Monday January 9 20:56:45 2012

Stephen Ferris
Thanks Steve, Thomas was chuffed about the message.
Sunday January 8 13:54:06 2012

Stephen Travers
Happy 17th Birthday to the multi-talented Thomas Ferris.
Sunday January 8 00:16:45 2012 - The Real Capital

Tony Maher | maher~DOT~tony3~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Johnny, it was a great pleasure to see and hear you and Stephen at Phillys in Nenagh last night. The music was fab - ye brought the house down! Ye are legends of Rock n Roll and true gentlemen with it. It was great to chat with ye. I hope to see ye again soon. All the best for 2012.
Thursday December 29 10:49:50 2011 - Ennis, Co. Clare

Peter Minihane | peter~DOT~minihane~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Happy New Year to you both and thanks a million for a mighty night in Crusheen! The joint was jumping! Thanks for having the chat afterwards! See you down the road in 2012.
Wednesday December 28 13:11:27 2011 - Kinvara

Stephen Ferris
Happy Christmas and Happy new year. Thanks for all the various gigs in 2011. We hope to see you all up in the north next year.
Saturday December 24 02:22:03 2011

Johnny
A very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to all here, Thank you for your support throughout the year, here's to a Great 2012.....Cheers!
Friday December 23 21:51:46 2011

Johnny
Hi CJ..
Thanks for dropping by to say hello,.. I'm glad you like ''The Man Who Built America'' Album....Cheers...
Thursday December 15 13:08:07 2011

Johnny
Hi Donal,
Nice to hear from you.. Really enjoyed the gig in Nancy's last Mon. night...Great crowd....cheers..
Thursday December 15 13:04:12 2011

cj | seajayseven2000~AT~hotmail ~DOT~com | astringaboveguitarshop.biz
hey just found an old album the man who built america, I own a guitar shop an lesson center in chippewa falls WI, i use the albums for my walls and i must say yours is awesome. We spin vinyl as well great stuff thanks for the pleasure CJ
Tuesday December 13 21:57:59 2011 - wisconsin U.S.

donal mulcahy | donalmul~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
johnny donal here from nancys in limerick looking forward to the gig tonight .
Monday December 12 15:17:52 2011 - ireland

Site Admin
Home Page updated.
Gigs added for Limerick and Crusheen. See Home Page or below for details.
Sunday December 11 01:10:20 2011

Site Admin
Johnny Fean with the House Shakers Blues Band - Limerick Gigs
Mondays 12th and 19th December Nancy Blake's
Thursday 22th December Ted's Bar (formerly the Old Brazen Head)
Then 27th - The Johnny Fean Band, Crusheen
See below.
Sunday December 11 01:06:51 2011

Frank Hayes | fhayes23~AT~gmail~DOT~com | www.claregigs.com
Anyone looking for a Rocking Gig around Christmas check out the Johnny Fean Band @ The Highway Bar, Crusheen, Co Clare on Tuesday Dec 27th, 9:30pm, Booking Advised
Thursday December 1 22:33:59 2011 - Co Clare

Stephen Ferris
Happy Birthday Johnny
Thursday November 17 21:57:45 2011

Keith Johnston
Best wishes Johnny - have a good one.
Thursday November 17 21:25:52 2011

Mad Moylans
Happy Birthday Johnny! Sending you our very best wishes.
Here's to another year of celebrating your magic: Sláinte and
God Bless.
Thursday November 17 01:37:20 2011

Site Admin | www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yh4_PIJvig
Check out Johnny Steve and Blendi on the Blue Of The Night Webcam video. .
Video

..and these links work at the time of posting for the Lyric FM Interview with Eamonn Lenihan here
Interview
If it doesn't play then click "play clip in realplayer" and follow the instructions.
Also check this link
Listen back Carl Corcoran on Lyric FM
and listen back further for
Monday 10th Oct 2011 Coconut Grove at about 57mins in.
Tuesday 11th Oct the Man who built America 1 hour 59 mins.
Thursday 13th Oct Mandolin Set 2hours 24 min.
Friday 14th Oct for Ramblin'On My Mind at 32 mins in.

Thursday October 27 20:47:07 2011

Site Admin | www.rte.ie/lyricfm/blue/1473406.html
Johnny Fean Inetrview and live recording of the Johnny Fean Band in the studio this week each night on Lyric FM
http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/blue/1473406.html
On the Monday show at the listen again link hear the band do "Coconut Grove" at about 57mins in.
Also on the page follow the "Click here to listen to Eamonn Lenihan's interview.." ..a 21 minute interview with Johnny.
Tuesday October 11 19:39:59 2011

Site Admin | www.rte.ie/lyricfm/
This from RTE http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/

RTÉ BIG MUSIC WEEK
Highlights of RTÉ Big Music Week on lyric include live music from Johnny Fean, Steve Travers and Blendi Krasniqi on the Blue of the Night.

The Blue of the Night Show is 10pm to 1 am.
The lads will do one track per night, this week Monday to Friday. Tonight they played Coconut Grove just before 11pm
Listen live on internet at the website
The show with webcam video footage will be up for "listen again+ watch" later in the week from the same site.
Monday October 10 22:21:33 2011

Site Admin | www.dromoreleader.co.uk/lifestyle/entertainment/frozen_bones_present_1_3029250
Johnny Fean Band
October 8th 2011
DROMORE’S Frozen Bones Motorcycle Club
Venue: Dromore Rugby Club
Dromore Co Down.
Tickets limited. Contact Paul on 077 6727 1518 £10 For info at link above.
Saturday September 24 00:36:23 2011

Mike Varden, Ennis Guitar School | ennisguitarschool~AT~gmail~DOT~com | www.ennisguitarschool.ie
Really looking forward to Johnny & Steve preforming at the official opening of Ennis Guitar School next Friday @ 2pm here in Ennis. Delighted that you guys can attend. See you then. Anyone that's in the area be sure to drop in. We're in Elevation Business Park, Clonroad in Ennis, Co. Clare.
Monday August 22 19:21:17 2011 - Ennis

Mick O'Toole | motooleie~AT~yahoo~DOT~com | www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDF6rKUtcU0&feature=related
Johnny my man! Was born JUST to late to enjoy the splendour of the 'first time round' set of gigs in Red Island, Skerries in the 70's, but you and the boys inspired a lifetime of wanting to be like you lads. At last, I've aspired to finally get to play a "live" rendition of the below attachment. Hope you find it complements the original "masterpiece" Yours in Rock (Celtic) "Mick"
Wednesday August 10 20:51:54 2011 - Lusk, Ireland

Emmet Doherty | emmet_whitey~AT~hotmail~DOT~com | www.facebook.com/pages/Smokin-Guns/205873092768601
Hey Johnny I Was Wondering If The Horslips Are Gonna Play A Concert In The O2 Any Time Soon ?
Saturday July 30 21:40:09 2011 - Donegal Ireland

Tom at the Office | www.bandsavailable.com
Johnny Fean, Steve Travers and Brian O'Driscoll will be at The Kilford Arms Hotel, Kilkenny on Friday, July 29th and Johnny Fean, Steve Travers and Blendi Krasniqi will be at Owen Roe's Bar Marquee, Ballyshannon on Saturday, July 30th for The Ballyshannon Folk and Blues Festival. They hope to see lots of old friends that weekend!
Sunday July 17 21:43:00 2011 - Back on dry land!

Dublin Dave
John, its been a while. Hope all is well. Heard the Belfast show and the ensemble photo said it all. Worth waiting for in all its symphonic glory. Was at the Point last month for our colleague EC, great 2 hour long set, Fender beige tweed no effects but leslie for Badge but a truly amazing accoustic set, no pick, with the cuticles as opposed to the fingernails. never knew he could do that! Included Still Got the Blues for You dedicated to Gary who from my tour with him (G knew the whole Blusebreakers album solos note for note) I know would have meant a lot. Have a new small Fender 15w great sounds. Best from the Big Smoke Dave
Thursday June 9 23:11:43 2011 - Thames Delta

Site Admin | cathydesmond.blogspot.com/2011/02/guitar-legend-johnny-fean-plays-monday.html
Here's a link to a blog about Johnny Fean and the House Shakers.

Copy and paste this link or click the web page link directly above.
http://cathydesmond.blogspot.com/201
1/02/guitar-legend-johnny-fean-plays-mon
day.html
Friday June 3 22:24:32 2011

Site Admin
Due to changes by our site hosts this book has been unable to accept messages for a number of weeks.
This is now corrected.
Please feel free to add messages.
Friday June 3 21:45:21 2011

Niall
Great gig last night in Break For The Border!!!!!

Great to see you all (you all know who you are!)

Cool venue, to my surprise. Gone are the days of the Break For The Border cliche.

Hope to see you there again soon!
Sunday March 20 15:19:12 2011 - Sixth Floor

Site Admin
I understand the gig tonight will be quite late.
The esitmated start time is half past 12 midnight.

''The Johnny Fean Band'', with Johnny, Steve and Blendi at www.breakfortheborder.com/home.htm
Saturday March 19 02:15:21 2011

Thomas Riling | vanmedical~AT~aol~DOT~com | vanmedical@aol.com
Please come over and tour the States.
Northeast area (Md, Va, DC, Pa, NY)
Thursday March 17 21:12:10 2011 - Annapolis, Maryland

Site Admin | www.breakfortheborder.com/home.htm
Gig Dates.
''The Johnny Fean Band'', with Johnny, Steve and Blendi is now confirmed at Break for the Border Club in Dublin on Sat the 19th March. Check back for show time later.
For location and more information check the site link here
http://www.breakfortheborder.com/home.htm
or click the link above.

Also See Site Admin postings below for details of Johnny's regular slot for the first Monday each month at the Shannon Knights.
Thursday February 24 07:58:03 2011

tossie gough | tossiegough~AT~gmail~DOT~com
the dates for anything to do with a johnny fean gig
Monday February 14 13:08:23 2011 - limerick

phil storan | philipstoran~AT~yahoo~DOT~co~DOT~uk
hi Johnny and Stephen.
hope all is well with you both. still in the Canary islands. gigging with a guy who knew Stephen many years ago. Johnny Hanrahan, who used to play bass with The Maurice Mulcahy showband. I've lost Stephens number and would like to contact him, if he would E-mail it on to me. Happy new year to you all.
phil
Monday January 17 19:10:44 2011 - lanzarote

Paul Myers | myerspaul5~AT~gmail~DOT~com
hi Johnny and Maggie,
Just got back from Ireland with the O2 DVD
WOW! It's fantastic. Ray fits in so well. The playing is better than ever. The sound is great. The guitar sound is the best since the Tain. You must be so pleased with the result.
However I didn't notice the obligatory ciggy between the strings but something strange stuck to the headstock. Was it a cam?
I really hope it keeps going. Any chance of new material in the future?
Happy new year from Ontario
Paul
Tuesday January 11 00:32:21 2011 - canada

Éamonn Flanagan | eamonnflanagan~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Happy New Year Johnny & Maggie - Best wishes for 2011 - hope it is a successful and happy one. And thanks a million for the 'pick' Johnny - it's a treasured posession now. Hopefully see you both in Glasgow on the 18th.

Coinnigh an ceol beo!
Saturday January 1 20:00:48 2011 - Oiléan an Ghuail (Coalisland)

Stephen Ferris
Happy New Year.
Thanks for the various events all the way through the last year.
Here's to 2011 being a great year for everyone.
Donnacha - will Wexford be ready for you?
Friday December 31 14:36:43 2010

Donnacha
Can I just say from the roasting hot end of the world, a very happy New Year to ye all and may 2011 bring plenty of F&T gigs in AUGUST.... (hint, hint). Especially inWEXFORD...The blessinbgs of all your gods upon you and may it be as good-ish a year as was 2010...(PS - johnny, I'm playing in the New Year down here with Furniture, as I only have an acoustic. Now all I need is a piper...)
Wednesday December 29 10:55:07 2010 - Seelan Nua

Johnny
Many Happy returns, and a wonderful 2011 to all!
Best wishes,
Johnny and Maggie.
Wednesday December 29 02:51:34 2010

BrendanMc
Happy St. Stephan's Day!
Sunday December 26 02:13:09 2010

Stephen Ferris
Happy Christmas from this end of Ireland to Johnny, Steve, Maggie and all the loyal followers here and abroad.
Sláinte & God Bless again!
Saturday December 25 17:35:53 2010 - up norde

MadMoylans
Merry Christmas! We had a wonderful time in Dublin & the
Fean brothers really rocked the O2! To us it was like an
apparition: Johnny Angel & His Heavenly Choir on stage
again. Sláinte & God Bless.
Saturday December 25 16:28:33 2010

Site Admin
The kids love Christmas since they get off school and wait for Santa. We've just added a photo of Johnny as an infant to the Early Days Page. Check the home page for links.
Thursday December 23 21:58:44 2010

PJG
A GREAT BIG HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO JOHNNY AND MAGGIE !!
Thursday December 23 20:50:14 2010 - Snowbound suburbia

Johnny
A very Happy Xmas and a Great New Year to Everyone!.
Johnny
Wednesday December 22 22:40:21 2010

Site Admin
We had a guestbook crash and lost some messages after Nov 18th. Please re-post if your message has been lost.
Gerry Litster sorry that your email got lost in the crash
Tuesday December 7 23:24:28 2010

gerry litster
I saw yous playing in kielys pub mount merrion a while back. There was about ten people there and you were amazing. I saw you in o2 in 2009 and you were very good too.I1d love to see you play again and bring some more fans.
Tuesday December 7 23:19:43 2010

Keith Johnston | keithj~AT~stevenson-pork~DOT~co~DOT~uk
A belated happy birthday Johnny. Can't wait to the end of the month.
Thursday November 18 22:30:52 2010 - Up North

Johnny
Thanks to everyone for the Birthday wishes, looking forward seeing you all on the Tour soon!...All the Best.....
Wednesday November 17 19:43:49 2010

MadMoylans
Happy Birthday Johnny! Looking forward to seeing you again @ the O2. " I'll be waiting"
Wednesday November 17 17:02:56 2010

PJG
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNNY !!!
Wednesday November 17 13:08:59 2010

BrendanMc
Many Slippy Returns Johnny!
Tuesday November 16 23:48:36 2010

Site Admin
There's a new photo (News section) on the Home page to mark Johnny's birthday 17th November.
Full celebrations at the end of the month when his winter tour of ireland with Horslips begins
Tuesday November 16 22:55:20 2010

Heather Stevenson aka Bunny Martin | bun~DOT~bun01~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Here's a blast from the past. Glad you are still playing ( and not in the Archway on a Saturday night) Cant wait to hear you live again. Will try to get to a gig if I can. Love to the Mrs
Wednesday November 10 22:00:44 2010 - Scotland

Site Admin
Declan,
Few gigs going on at present as Steve is busy with the Miami - check locally for details, & Johnny is working with Horslips - check www.horslips.ie for the winter tour details.

If other Fean and Travers gigs arise then details will be posted here.

As stated below Johnny (Johnny Fean House Shakers Blues Band) has a regular slot for the first Monday each month at the Shannon Knights. Circa 9pm
Check http://www.shannonknights.ie/ for contact details and please confirm before traveling.

There will not be a gig 1st Monday in December due to conflict with the Horslips Tour.
Tuesday November 2 00:33:36 2010

Christy
A wonderful person and fine guitarist has passed away. Des O Dwyer,a most congenial and gentle human being.
Thursday October 28 23:39:07 2010

declan carroll | dcarroll~AT~bamcontractors~DOT~ie
gig dates & venues
Friday October 15 14:15:10 2010 - ireland

Mike Billington | m~DOT~billington90~AT~btinternet~DOT~com | www.corvus.org.uk
Covered Horslips many years ago in my days as a writer and broadcaster with the BBC.
Sunday September 26 17:40:02 2010 - England

Kevin O'Brien | mucko~AT~iolfree~DOT~ie
Best ever guitarists
Tuesday September 21 17:25:21 2010 - Wicklow

Margaret | maglyn12001~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Heartfelt support from across the Atlantic! Wish I could make the shows but distance and money keep me in America. Will keep checking youtube for performance snippets to watch until I can make a gig in Ireland (unless you all plan to play Los Angeles sometime in the future).

Oh - by any chance would there be any recordings (John Fean solo or as Fean and Travers) out there for sale somewhere - studio or live? We have all the Horslips CD's but would love to add other recordings you've done. Thank you much for all the wonderful music you've made over the years!
Friday September 17 03:12:50 2010 - California in the US of A

Dorota
Hi johnny,
I heard the concert in dublin last week was great. I see this on the videos on youtube. We all really like honky tonk woman here
Tuesday September 14 11:24:57 2010 - Polska

Johnny
PJ..Steve is our hidden vocal talent for sure! Now the secret's out, we will have to feature those lovely vocals a bit more!!
Thanks everyone for your support last week at the gig in kiely's, in Dublin.
Saturday September 11 17:16:24 2010

PJG
On my way back from the toilet on Saturday night, 'Call Me The Breeze' was being sung, a new number for Johnny's band.
But Johnny was'nt singing.
Neither was the new drummer, John Travis.

It was Steve.
Talk about hiding your light under a bushel ! !
How come bassist Steve has avoided letting us know about this other talent he undoubtedly has, an ability which is the perfect foil to Johnny's smoky blues vocals.

More, Steve, more!!.
Monday September 6 21:28:08 2010

BrendanMc
I agree with Niall. Good to see the lads again and thanks Maggie for the chips. Shame other Dublin based fans didn't make it as the numbers were dismal but the lads put in a sterling performance.
Monday September 6 10:22:46 2010

Niall
Great gig on Saturday night. The 3 lads were on top form!
Great to catch up with everyone.
Johnny, a flawless performance as always.
Steve, fantastic vocals.
John, Ride On!
Monday September 6 08:05:47 2010

Paul Myers | myerspaul5~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hi johnny, I really enjoyed your guitar page. i first heard Horslips when I was 17 in Clones about the time of "The unfortunate cup of Tea" I was stunned by your guitar playing as I loved Cream and I thought you were better than Clapton. I still do. The sound on "The Tain" is unique. Not like any other player. A very clean sound. What amps were you using and pedels. You told me it was a goldtop deluxe you were using. Is that the same one you were playing on stage before you started using the sunburst. Hi to Maggie, I met her in the Maddison a few years ago.
Paul from Canada
Friday September 3 23:50:41 2010 - Canada

Site Admin ....and another gig.
...also heres another chance to catch Johnny if you're in the Shannon area.

Monday 6th September at the Shannon Knights.
Johnny Fean House Shakers Blues Band. Circa 9pm

This may be a regular slot for a while around the first Monday each month.
Friday September 3 12:50:46 2010

Site Admin
Gigs

Johnny & Steve with John Travers on Drums are playing at:
- Digan's in Tullamore this Friday September 3rd
and
- Kiely's (formerly The Sportsman's Inn), Mount Merrion, Dublin this Saturday September 4th.
Friday September 3 11:55:58 2010

Spinner
Johnny the O2 was the best gig of my life. A DVD and another O2 concert in December would keep alot of heads happy. If its not going on DVD can you put out a show on TV?
Saturday August 21 22:22:37 2010 - Dundalk

Gerrymann | gerrymann58~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Hi, I just read that despite all the cameras at the O2 for the Horslips gig, there won't be a DVD release. I'm gutted.
Could there possible be enough footage to put anything together at a later stage?
Friday August 20 18:57:31 2010 - Ireland

Site Admin
We added a link to the site for Regent St Media (Productions) who are planning to make a film about Steve's earlier days. See the home page for details.
Saturday August 14 00:17:19 2010

jim beggs | jim~DOT~beggs~AT~sky~DOT~com
Johnny. Just signing in to check any upcoming gigs. Hoping to catch up with you again real soon
Friday August 13 21:02:37 2010 - United Kingdom

Site Admin
Margaret, sadly there wasn't a DVD released for the 2009 Irish concerts.
Thanks & hello to Keith, Mark, Seamus, PJG, Gerard, David, Stephen, Willie and everyone else who visited the site.
Thursday August 12 23:29:26 2010

MARGARET DAY | margaret~DOT~day7~AT~ntlworld~DOT~com
Hi could you tell me if there was a dvd made of the horslips concerts at the Odisseye or the 02 Arena in Ireland 2009, as I can't seem to find any information about this. Regards Margaret.
Saturday August 7 14:41:06 2010 - England

Keith Johnston
"Band on the Rum" - a pure masterpiece - Stefan i take it u have retired from your other work - where did you get the time for this? - That's tonight scheduled for me.
Friday August 6 17:03:38 2010 - Ballymena

Mark Wilson | markeyhw~AT~aol~DOT~com
Folks - if you haven't already then I suggest you read "Band on the Rum". What a piece of work, the detail is mindboggling. I thought I knew a bit about Horslips and their off-shoots but most of the info in this article is new to me. 10/10
Thursday August 5 20:38:36 2010 - Antrim

Site Admin
Here's a new Feature Page for this site.
Band on the Rum and a feature of Connected Yesterdays. It's a page full of linked events and people down from Johnny & Steve's Rock and Roll careers down the years. "The journey takes us from Shakin' all Over to Barack Obama and we genuinely look for Morse Code on The Tain". It also takes us to the about to be issued Irish Stamp - The Miami Showband

Check the home page for a link.
Wednesday August 4 22:55:18 2010

Site Admin
Home page updated with a download link to the recently shown RTE documentary about The Miami Showband.
The download is only avaiable until August 27th 2010.
Friday July 30 22:18:33 2010

Seamus Cahill | scahill~AT~c2soft~DOT~ie | n/a
Hi Stephen,

I just watched the program on RTE 1 tonight on the Miami Showband. I wanted to congradulate you on your communication throughout the program and on your promotion of peace and reconciliation which was very evident in what you had to say.

Well done and best wishes.

Yours Sincerely,
Seamus Cahill.
Tuesday July 20 21:20:42 2010 - Portlaoise

Site Admin
The new RTE documentary on The Miami Showband will be shown on RTE 1 on Tuesday, July 20th at 9:35.
This is the one promised on our home page with the latest photo of Steve.
Saturday July 17 02:22:35 2010

PJG
Johnny, Maggie and all, best wishes.

Next gig to look forward to...?
Lizzie II ,who is coming to see us next year
Let us give her a fine pog mo thoin welcome !
Wednesday June 23 19:17:12 2010

Gerard D'Arcy | gerard~DOT~darcy~AT~roche~DOT~com | not yet!!
This is a heartfelt and sincere "thank you" to both Stephen and Gay Brazel for their attendance and participation at my late father's memorial tribute concert in Cashel Palace Hotel on Sunday 20th June. My late Dad (Billy D'Arcy) who died on 6th January this year, played bass guitar since 1971 in and around the Munster region in dixieland bands, big bands and stage musical orchestras. He was also a member of various dance bands in '50's and '60's (Jimmy Cawley, Mick Fogarty, Billy Kenrick) playing lead trumpet and sax. I'm so delighted to "find" this website and be able to publicly thank Stephen and Gay for coming yesterday. Secondly, it's also a real pleasure to see Johnny on the website ~ such a pity ye had to cancel the Marquee in Cork...Also, say hello to Ray on the drums Johnny ~ ask him about his days in "No Sweat" way back in 1987 !!! Thought they were the bees knees...and I still get out the tape some times now ~ just have to try to find a tape player !! Best of luck for the rest of 2010 lads. hope to see ye in Cork ?
Regards, Gerard.
Monday June 21 10:59:08 2010 - Carrigaline, Cork & Cashel, Tipperary

david reynolds | grsherryfitz~AT~cablesurf~DOT~com | sandycove house abbeyside dungarvan co. waterford.
gigs for 2010
Thursday June 10 19:59:06 2010 - ireland

Stephen Patrick Travers | Stephent150~AT~gmail~DOT~com
This is a personal message for Stephen Thomas Travers. I would appriciate it if you could pass this message on to Steve . We have not spoken or seen each other in many years. Please get in touch either by e-mail Stephent150@gmail.com or by telephone USA 817-512-4349.

Stephen Patrick Travers
Cresson Texas USA
Sunday March 28 02:29:39 2010 - Texas

Wilie McGuill | leomcgough~AT~gmail~DOT~com | -
Hello lads,
As a big, big fan of 'The Zen Alligators' I was wondering if it was at all possible to get a copy of 'The Invisible Man' or 'Vodoo'. I have been trawling the internet for the last two years and just recently David Roche of South East radio told me about this site. Would be prepared to pay for the vinyl
Even it was possible to burn the songs onto a DVD I would appreciate it. Maybe someone reading this guestbook might be able to help. My number is 05991-37398
Tuesday March 2 14:45:30 2010 - Carlow

Site Admin
The Johnny Fean Band: Update on the 2 Gigs for March.

14th March - The Thatch, Rahan, Tullamore.
16th March - Kellys, Portrush, Co Antrim.
Monday March 1 00:29:19 2010

Johnny
H Paul...It's nice to hear you still have your Goldtop les paul..I don't still have my original Goldtop les paul de-luxe that I was playing back then, that was the one I used to record the first two Albums, (''Happy to meet''..and ''The Tain'')along with a 1960 Black (3 pickup) les paul custom....
I remember meeting you at the Madison a few years ago...Thanks for getting in touch....
Thursday February 25 17:43:44 2010

Paul Myers | myerspaul5~AT~gmail~DOT~com | none
I felt the same as you did seeing Mick Taylor when I first saw Horslips. It was in Clones I went on my motorbike I was about 17. The "unfortunate cup of tea" was the new album. I had seen Tiger Taylor and Eric bell up close and Jan Akkerman with Focus (still a favourite of mine) at the Stadium. But that night in clones was memorable. I went to England soon after and bought a gold top Les Paul. Still have it.
Paul
Wednesday February 24 20:45:10 2010 - Canada

Paul Myers | myerspaul5~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hey johnny and maggie. I saw you a couple of years ago in the Maddison when I was home from Canada for a few weeks.
I always wondered what guitar and amp you used on the Tain. I thought it must have been the Gold top but you used a 335 on the whistle test and black les paul with 3 pickups.
I always loved that sound. Do you still have the gold top and the 58 sunburst les pauls?
Wish I could have been at the big gig before Christmas. Heard it was fab
Paul
Saturday February 6 01:02:15 2010 - Canada

Steve
Thanks folks. 21 again!
Tuesday January 26 03:22:05 2010 - Getting it together for 2010.

Site Admin
Here's a gig for Cookstown, The Johnny Fean Band, at the Glenavon Hotel on Tuesday 16th March 2010.( Site Admin Note added Feb 19th : Venue+ Date to be confirmed)


The photograph they have used of Johnny appears to one by the renowned photographer Vic Singh taken in June 1988.
You can access it and other Singh photos from our Anthology Slide show (page 19).
www.feanandtravers.com/anthology.html
Wednesday January 20 21:31:20 2010

Niall
Steve,

Hope you had a very enjoyable birthday!
Wednesday January 13 09:02:51 2010

Johnny
Steve..Happy Birthday!...Hope you had a good day.
Best wishes..
Johnny and Maggie.
Tuesday January 12 23:09:57 2010

Peter Somers
Steve,

Happy Birthday.
Looking forward to seeing yourself and Johnny & Blendi out and about this year.
Tuesday January 12 20:33:27 2010 - Lee Glacier (now melted...)

PJG
Happy ?? th. birthday to Steve. It was a great pleasure to meet him again at the Belfast gig, and I know he thoroughly enjoyed the night.
Tuesday January 12 20:21:00 2010 - Snowdonia

Site Admin
There's a new photograph of Steve on the Home Page.
Happy Birthday Steve.
Tuesday January 12 00:32:54 2010

Alan Bogue
Hi Johnny, Maggie, Steve, Blendi and Frank, a Happy New Year and very Best Wishes for 2010. Also to Niall, PJG, Brendan, Steve and Noel, Chris and Peter, and all the rest of the usual suspects, have a great one!!
Thursday December 31 17:13:12 2009 - Newry

Johnny
A very happy New year to our website Admin., and a big
Thank you from us for keeping everything rolling, and making it all work so well.
Have a good one....
J.
Tuesday December 29 20:05:25 2009

Johnny
Hi Folks..
Hope the xmas went well for you..
Here's Wishing all you wonderful people a very Happy new
year!
Thanks to everyone for making '09 such a great year for us, and for your support, and all your kind comments.
see you round the corner in '010!
Best wishes from Johnny, Maggie, Steve, Blendi and Frank...
Tuesday December 29 12:05:35 2009 - Electric winterwonderland

Niall
Hope everyone here had a great christmas!
Great to hear The Winter Runestone again, amazing the calming qualities it has on the young!
Thanks for the kind words Admin.
See you all soon!
Monday December 28 00:52:10 2009

BrendanMc
I know I'm late but Happy Everything to the wonderful Maggie, Johnny et al. Trojan work by Maggie for Late Late Show passes and O2 backstage. Johnny for helping it all happen again (or minus again for us juniors). I hope to see you all agin in 2010 (say that out loud cos it rhymes). Whether as Fean/Travers/Blendi or as Mushroom. Happy New Year.
Saturday December 26 01:34:26 2009 - Blackrock, Dublin

Keith Johnston
A Very Merry Christmas to Johnny,Maggie, Steve and Blendi - hope you have a good one. Thanks to all for making 2009 a year that will never ever be forgotten.
Friday December 25 13:25:27 2009

Peter Somers
Happy Christmas to Johnny & Maggie, Steve and Blendi. We'll be thinking of Maureen. And like she would be, we'll be looking forward to Sunday in Crusheen!
Seasons greetings also to the riff (dah da dah da dah) raff - Blind Boy Goodwin, The Three Wise Men, Evil Ferris, Niall, Brendan, PJ, J Burns, Myles, Dave McG and the rest of the usual suspects.
It was great to finally meet those Mad Moylans, talk to Joe Forde, see Jez's NY bling. It was amazing to be on tour in Drogheda, Belfast and Dublin, to be having a quiet drink when some large (ahhemmmm) gentleman from Norn Iron would come up to you, glare and announce "I know who YEWIE RRRRRR"!

Best of all though was the music.
That fabulous, living, breathing music.

Johnny, for a sharp guy you really haven't got a clue - just how much it means to hear it and you again with those side men of yours.......
Thank you so much.
Friday December 25 13:23:06 2009 - Lee Glacier

Stephen Ferris
..and a Happy Christmas from me to Johnny, Steve, Blendi and the fans out there. In the ups and downs of the year it was always uplifting to meet the usual crews at the different functions. Great too to met a few more folk in real life:- the Mad Moylans and Jez for starters.
Have a good one...
Friday December 25 01:22:38 2009

JeZeBella
I want to wish all those here a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year...I feel very blessed to be included into such a wonderful circle of people - thank you all for everything on my last two visits to Ireland...meeting you all and of course...the music...the wonderful music...has added so much to my life...Johnny you are a gentle prince of a man...Maggie...I now understand why for years all have sung your praises...and rightly so...not only are you magnificent...but you smell good...LOL...Niall, PJ, Mark, Stephen, Noel, Brendan, Molly, Peter S, Chris S, Paddy and of course the rest of the band...Happy, Merry, Peace & Love...hope to see you all again in 2010
Tuesday December 22 19:28:03 2009 - a chilly, but beautiful NYC

Site Admin
The site has been updated with lot of photographs showing some of the different events going back just over a year.

The updates are driven from the home page.

For those within reach of Crusheen, don't forget the gig on the 27th.
Monday December 21 10:58:50 2009

Podge
Great gig on Thursday. A shame Ray couldn't make it but fantastic gig none the less!

Cheers for the interview Johnny and thanks to maggie for helping me arrange it!
Saturday December 19 23:23:17 2009 - Shannon

PJG
Besides wishing everyone a Happy Christmas I wanted to say what a great pleasure it was to put faces to names out of these guestbooks.. Joe Forde, the legendary Francie Quinn, Mad Moylans, Joe Floorboard, Jezabel who made that long trip from New York, and many more ... and to meet and greet again that wonderful circle of fans that we have come to know and love from the various gigs in the past. May all of you have the best of Christmasses to follow the best year yet for fans of Johnny and Horslips.
Saturday December 19 20:25:53 2009

Site Admin
Another gig! Add the 19th Dec to the dates for your dairy.
Check the links below:
17th (Thur) Dec - The Lost Steps with Johnny @ Shannon.


19th Dec (Sat) - The Holy Ghosts with Johnny @ Drogheda.



27th(Sun)Dec - The Johnny Fean Band( Fean, Travers & Krasniqi) @ Crusheen
Thursday December 17 20:09:35 2009

MadMoylans
Seeing you at the O2 was a dream come true. Hearing you again was something that will never be forgotten. The voice...the guitar...like a piece of heaven opened up. Thank
you Johnny. Sláinte & God Bless.
Friday December 11 02:16:10 2009

Derek | derekburke~AT~upcmail~DOT~ie
What can I say, Saturday night was awesome, thanks Johnny for a brilliant performance, what a gig, what a band. Truly one of the iconic Irish bands of all time. Look forward to seeing ya again soon.
Tuesday December 8 15:55:16 2009 - Waterford

Site Admin | www.clarecourier.ie/article.asp?id=1724
Dates for your dairy: 17th and 27th December!

Thursday 17th Dec - The Lost Steps: Darcy’s In Shannon.
The Lost Steps are - Donal (vocals) and Ray Fean (Drums) with James Delaney (keyboards), Eoghan O'Neill (bass) and Dave Keary (Guitar) with special guest Johnny Fean.
Check these links:
Fean brothers to perform at Darcys
&
Return of the Fean brothers eagerly anticipated

Sunday 27th Dec - The Johnny Fean Band( Fean, Travers& Krasniqi) @ The Highway, Crusheen. See Alien postings below.
http://www.myspace.com/claregigs
Tuesday December 8 00:17:13 2009

p.j. teahan | patrickteahan05~AT~eircom~DOT~net
brilliant as usual .will you please give our thanks to Gail for being so good to us after the show, a big thanks from the kerry crew. happy xmas to all p.j.
Monday December 7 19:15:54 2009 - castleisland co kerry

Alan Bogue
Hi Johnny, unbelievable gig at the O2 on Saturday night, it was an incredible evening, you and the rest of the Guy’s played an absolute storm. I’ve been to many, many gigs over the years, but for live rock music nothing could come close to Saturday night. A big hello to Steve, who I met at Thursday’s gig in the Odyssey. A very Special Thanks to Maggie, who as Stephen and PJ said below, is always looking after us, even despite how busy or how hectic things are. Best Wishes!!
Monday December 7 13:26:11 2009 - Newry

shanefish | shanefish~AT~vodafone~DOT~ie
Johnny, Great gig in the point last night. As I said, I thought I had seen you at your best in the Barge rooms with Stephen and Blendi, but last night was just awesome. Lookin forward to the 27th.
Shane
Monday December 7 01:40:39 2009

Joe Forde | joe~DOT~forde~AT~tiscali~DOT~co~DOT~uk
It was simply the best gig I can ever remember attending Johnny. The whole band played out of their skins. Your own performance was awesome throughout, and by the end you were playing like a man possessed! It was that intense! Thank you so much for the pleasure you bring to us all in your music. Lovely to meet you and Maggie again too. Till the next time, best wishes. Joe
Sunday December 6 18:06:07 2009 - Chesterfield, England

PJG
And this is for Johnny.
You were magnificent.
All the band were.
A night to savour in years to come.
Truth is, if I never see another Horslips gig, I could be quite content.
The greatest band in Ireland and their greatest performance.

Again, thanks to Maggie for always looking after us.
And keep well.
Sunday December 6 17:49:53 2009 - Horslips Heaven

Stephen Ferris
This is a thank you for Maggie.
Maggie, everyone notices that as well as looking after Johnny, you do your best to look after all us "hangers-on". That's in a whole lot of different ways.
Thank you for all thoses things!
Stephen
Saturday December 5 10:29:02 2009

Alien | irishworldmusic~AT~gmail~DOT~com | www.myspace.com/claregigs
Island Music Club Presents

The Johnny Fean Band

(Johnny Fean, Steve Travers, Blendi Krasniqi)

The Highway

Crusheen

Co Clare

Sunday 27th Dec

Bookings 353 86 8599957

http://www.myspace.com/claregigs
Saturday December 5 00:41:27 2009 - Co Clare

Leah & Dommo & Marissa | mistygaff22~AT~msn~DOT~com
Dia Duit Johnny, unfortunately we aren't able to make it to your gig on sat.But just thought we'd let you know that there are 11 mad Phillips's from Mayo making their way to dub this weekend.It would make their night if you could give them a shout or even a dedication. (Especially Aine Phillips!!) Cheers
Friday December 4 21:10:53 2009 - Mayo

Dave
Johnny, many congrats on the show. As I told Maggie later that was the best I ever heard you play ..and we got 'Charolais' too. The Junior really sang out. Was in the back so could not see what rig you were using. Sounded like a Marshall.
Friday December 4 16:27:15 2009 - Dublin

Joe O'Neill
Many many thanks for last night at the Odyssey. An unforgettable night.
Friday December 4 16:11:13 2009

Podge
Can't wait for Saturday! See you there Johnny! :)
Wednesday December 2 00:01:55 2009 - Shannon

Derek | derekburke~AT~upcmail~DOT~ie
Really looking forward to Sat night I hope you enjoy yourself as much as I know we will. Also look forward to seeing Fean & Travers in 2010
Tuesday December 1 11:20:40 2009 - Waterford

PJG
Again, very privileged indeed to be invited to second night of band rehearsals.
Have to say, these boys are going to have to work very hard at the official gigs in Belfast and Dublin to top the atmosphere and pure enjoyment the other night.
I am probably the most senior of the raucous squad of followers, and in all my years I have not enjoyed anything as much nor been so impressed with any group of musicians.

And Johnny hardly broke in to a sweat, and could have gone on for hours more.

They really do Drive The Cold Winter Away.
Sunday November 29 21:16:43 2009

BrendanMc
Voice gone. Can't type! My daughter is typing for me. Well done John and Ray. Ye shower of feckers (Emma, stop, I didn't say that) have too much talent (ok I see where you are going). Maggie et al (trust me Emma et al does mean something) see you in Belfast on Thursday. I cannot wait.
Saturday November 28 17:19:00 2009

PJG
Very deaf this morning from standing too close to the thunderous speakers at last night's rehearsal in McHugh's, but just had to get right up there almost within touching distance.
Just to watch the Fean brothers in action, to see the interplay of band members and the superb musicianship was a privilege indeed.
In this instance Horslips are being more than generous to those of us able to make the venue, the full set of what appears to be nearly thirty songs played with verve and great enjoyment, plenty of exchanges between the crowd and band.
For middle aged gentlemen they did remarkably well, no prostate driven dashes to toilets for nearly two and a half hours (jam jars behind the drums ?)

But the years have been kind to them, and their music still manages a freshnes and vitality rarely found anywhere today.

And more to come tonight.
Friday November 27 15:38:36 2009 - Drive The Cold Winter Away

Dave
Johnny - saw the superb Steve Howe and Yes last night. he was using this electric guitar with six strings which could sound like a 12 string or an accoustic at the push of a button. No pickups either. Did some research and its our friends at Line 6 again - the Variax
Movie here http://line6.com/variax/movies.html
Saw the Late Late last week - lookin' good. was that a new mix/version of DD??
Friday November 27 09:48:07 2009

Alien | irishworldmusic~AT~gmail~DOT~com | www.myspace.com/claregigs
Island Music Club Presents

The Johnny Fean Band

(Johnny Fean, Steve Travers, Blendi Krasniqi)

The Highway

Crusheen

Co Clare

Sunday 27th Dec

Bookings 353 86 8599957

http://www.myspace.com/claregigs

Friday November 20 09:31:54 2009 - Co Clare

JeZeBella
Buon Compleanno Johnny!! My most heartfelt wishes for good health and good fortune for you and yours...and hello to my Maggie...see you all in a couple of weeks.
Wednesday November 18 22:01:36 2009 - NY

Tony Curtin
Mick Abrahams,original guitarist with Jethro Tull suffered a heart attack a few days ago,but is in a stable condition since.Heres wishing him a full recovery.
Happy birthday to Johnny,seems like only yesterday since the big five o in Crossthwaite Park!
Wednesday November 18 04:41:28 2009

Alan Bogue
Johnny a very Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to Maggie. Also Congratulations to Niall and Dorethea on the birth of their new baby daughter Amelia Nathalie.

Tuesday November 17 12:59:50 2009 - Newry

NoursBear
Johnny, wishing you a very H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y. I have added your main birthday greeting on your Myspace... xxx
Tuesday November 17 05:36:36 2009

BrendanMc
Congrats to all.
Saturday November 14 18:24:38 2009

PJG
Newest Horslips fan arrived this morning at three a.m.
Mam and Dad doing fine.

She should keep a certain Niall busy for the next sixteen years or so.
Saturday November 14 16:13:38 2009 - UpOnCloudNine

Max
In honour of John's recent airing of 'Daydream' here is a fascinating article linking that song with 'While my Guitar...' from The White Album. The lovely Lucy...

http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyl
e/Features/legendary-guitar-lucy-507/
Sunday November 1 20:01:12 2009

Dave
Hi Johnny, yes its a 2x12 and its Loud. Can't imagine you without a Gibson though I do remember you playing a red (?) Strat when you were in the Zens.

I have played Squiers that were better than Fenders! Will look out for that 'classic vibe' model. Was in Waltons recently for the first time in ages and was surprised how great the guitar selection still is. I am sure they have plenty of Squiers there.

Do you remember the name of that effect/box you used on 'Sword of Light' which can be clearly heard at 1.49, 3.08, 3.28 and 4.40 on the new (re) remastered version on TBOI ?
Sunday October 25 20:37:05 2009

Tony Curtin
Will Horslips play The Rights of Man which was road tested as part of The Book of Invasions? but,alas,not subsequently on the record.
Sunday October 25 00:49:06 2009

stephen girasole | stephen~DOT~girasole06 ~AT~gmail~DOT~com
hi stephen and johnny hope ye are well long time no hear love to hear form ye all the beast stef
Wednesday October 21 10:54:49 2009 - ireland

Johnny
Hi Max....With Re: to your question on my Les Paul Junior..
It's not the same one that I used in Horslips,..That particular one was a 1960 junior.....
The one I have now is a 1959 Junior....
Regards....
Johnny.
Wednesday October 21 01:26:08 2009

Johnny
Hi Dave... Thanks...Good to hear from you, I enjoyed the RDS masterclass with Anto,, hadn't played 'daydream' onstage since I was fifteen!, it's always been a favourite since '66...'..Lazybones' a great song also.....I will check out the new J. Bonamassa RAH dvd.
Good to hear you've been strattin' it in the studio with a deville hot rod, 2x12"?..no need for pedals there....
I've been doing a bit of strattin' myself with a blonde maple neck and sunburst rosewood neck Squier 'classic vibe' strat/s I bought a while back, nice guitars.
I will pass on your regards to all.
Best for now......Johnny.
Wednesday October 21 01:16:28 2009

Max
Johnny, maybe a silly question but is that Les Paul Junior the same one you had in Horslips many eons ago? Good luck with the rehearsals. Counting the days to December.
Thursday October 15 21:45:15 2009

Dave
Maestro, although I could not make it to the RDS I just saw the masterclass on YouTube. Very very enjoyable. Well done to you and Anto too. Funny, just bought 'Daydream' on itunes as I always loved it and 'Lazybones' when I was a small kid. Nice duets with Anto, speaking of which that Joe Bonamassa show I was at in May at the RAH is now out on DVD and inevitably on YouTube. Much better sound than at the show itself. Here's the same song with our hero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEEfD
dJyxPY
Been in the studio a lot recently using the black strat - still prefer it to the sky blue 57 replica even with the JF autograph - and a Fender Hot Rod Deville tube amp. Great , no pedals except the odd Line 6 injection. Best to Mags Steve and Blendi. Dave
Wednesday October 14 21:31:14 2009 - Liffey Delta

Johnny
Hi Folks...Thanks for all your support at the recent RDS Music show masterclass...seeing some friendly faces there made it more enjoyable for me.
PJ...Now that I have the 'lost' verse for 'Daydream' I will have to dust it down some more, for another outing!Thank you.
Donnacha...will let you know if I'm playing a gig or two that you can catch before you head back to NZ.
In the meantime.....Take care y'all..
J.
Saturday October 10 16:50:38 2009

PJG
'...and even if time ain't really on my side
its one of those days for takin' a walk outside
i'm blowing the day to take a walk in the sun
and fall on my face in somebody's new mowed lawn...

J.Fean, masterclass /master guitarist.
Sing it again Johnny..
Tuesday October 6 19:22:24 2009 - Daydreamland

Christy Moore
BrendanMc...........a right pup
Tuesday October 6 03:47:55 2009

Donnacha
Arrah, Johnny a chara, where are yez playing man? I'm willing to travel!
Monday October 5 08:20:43 2009 - New Zealand, but heading north

Niall
Great day in the RDS! Great to see everyone there!

Masterclass went perfectly.

What A Day For A Daydream!
Sunday October 4 20:12:44 2009 - BSW

BrendanMc
Good to be at the RDS today to see Johnny in the workshop. Some of the usual suspects there. Christy Moore came on after. We all left.
Sunday October 4 19:05:46 2009

Jezebella...still on cloud 9
thank you Johnny for such a glorious evening last Saturday - it was surreal - brilliant - amazing! as PJ just stated below, it was my first time across the pond and i don't think i could have asked for more - all five of you on stage - playing two of my most favorite Horslips songs - finally putting faces to the names of the various men and women of the guestbook- and to my lovely new friend Maggie - now I understand why they all love her - thanks Maggie for making my departure a little less painful - looking forward to seeing you all again in December xo
Saturday September 26 18:31:49 2009 - NY

PJG
O an embarrasment of riches !! SIX Horlslips playing in Slatterys last Saturday night. Crowded venue, back to back, belly to belly. That extra Horslip...tall, darkly hamstrung, a young Buddy Holly in looks, witty, urbane, great guitarist, bringing that touch of Drogheda class so sadly missing from recent Horslips gigs.
Of course Johnny was only beginning to get into it when the rest of the old geezers called it a night and toddled off stage.

Hope they will be more rested up for their outing in Belfast shortly, zimmers on standby, meds all sorted, incontinence pads bought in bulk and stacked ready for use...

Has the O'Connor Don discovered the secret of eternal youth ? Not a grey hair in the head, warbling better than ever before !

'Jezabel' was there, first time in Ireland, first time meeting the band.

Best night in recent times with the Horslips gang, and it can only get better.
Friday September 25 13:54:57 2009

rob curry | juliecrobinson~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
hi john hope you and maggie are keeping well.i have started a sound engineering course and am looking to do some work experience next february.really looking to get experience on the sound desk at a gig or similar .was hoping you could help
let me know,much appreciated,
thanks a mill
keep on at those guitar lessons you're definetely
getting better,hey why not start up a band(hoarselaps)!!!!!!!
all the best
rob
Thursday September 24 11:32:17 2009 - dublin

Podge | podge_b~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Johnny just found out you'll be at the music show in the RDS. I'm going to it with my college. Looking forward to seeing you there!!
Sunday September 20 01:58:53 2009 - Shannon, Ireland

Site Admin
There are more Hotpress-Music show links added in the news section of the home page.
Tuesday September 15 21:47:21 2009

Site Admin
Johnny to give a master class inthe RDS Dublin October.
Johnny Fean and Bill Whelan for Music Show on October 3 - 4.
See the home page for more details and links
Sunday September 13 18:46:09 2009

Donnacha | kavanaghnz~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Johnny, I'm back home on October 8 for a fortnight. Are yez playing anywhere? I'd love to catch up and hear you lads again. Been a long time betwen tunes.
Friday September 11 06:54:54 2009

Janet Kaye | jmkaye321~AT~verizon~DOT~net
Just watched Dearg Doom clip on You Tube. Boy, you guys were great! I miss that music and hope that Horslips will show up on this side of the Atlantic again. Hope you will be part of it. Can't believe that it's been so long since you used to come over here.
Sunday August 30 21:11:23 2009 - New York, NY

D I Dyahear
FEAN- DOWNEY – GOODWIN How many legends …

…. Can one night have.

Roll up, roll up
The Magical Mystery Gig

Yes indeed folks Blind Boy Goodwin is about to do it again.

On a number of stunning nights in Drogheda already this year the Holy Ghosts were augmented at various times by:
Legendary Wing(s)man & Woodstock performer - Henry McCullough
Wise Man - Paul Callaghan
Renowned jurist - Seamus Lockhart
Renaissance Man of the Ages - Barry (Airfix) Devlin
Ireland’s greatest guitarist and a man known to a few of you on these pages – Johnny Fean

Buoyed with the critical and commercial (?) success of the performances to date and inspired by the acclaim for a number of recent performances in the Home Of The ROTDS Jury
- Highfield RFC, Centre of the Universe –
Goodwin has been secretly organising the gig of the year (so far, you understand.....)

Next Friday September 4th in McHugh’s in Drogheda sees another performance by Blind Boy Goodwin & The Holy Ghosts.

The word on the street is a mixture of the confirmed and rumour.

CONFIRMED is that on this occasion those in McHugh’s are guaranteed that:

Goodwin is having his hair done especially for the occasion.

Col. Tomás Mac an tSamhraidh has indicated that Lockhart’s favourite mandolin playing behind his head, Les Paul wielding, five string bass strumming teenager – Seamus O Hendrix -will be sprung from supervised homework to provide rhythm and other services.

The Holy Ghosts rhythm section will by rock solid, anchored on the night by the fabulous and original Thin Lizzy stickman – Brian Downey

Oh yeah, - Johnny Fean………………………..


As for the rumours, ah sure if I gave ye the low down on them the queue to McHugh’s would be down past Cahir tomorrow morning.

As those of in the bowling community might say –“Bate that in two throws…..”
Saturday August 29 19:10:44 2009 - On the way to Drogheda....

Johnny
I was saddened to hear the recent news of the passing of the Great les Paul.
His influence on the world of Electric guitar is immeasureable, and his influence on me was very great.
The iconic Gibson les Paul guitar can never be surpassed, and the same can be said for the legacy of Les Paul, the man..
R.I.P. Les Paul.
Wednesday August 19 19:18:16 2009

Niall
Amen!
Friday August 14 15:45:04 2009

Chris Somers
R.I.P. Les Paul
Thursday August 13 17:57:54 2009 - Lee Delta

Johnny
Hi Stephen..It was really nice to meet up with you...
You were playing some great guitar riffs on Sat. night, and yourself and Robbie sounded great together! I hope to see you and Robbie next time you are down here, and get together with you for a good session. Keep up that great playing.
all the best....
Monday July 20 18:13:46 2009

Stephen Downes | StephenDownes~AT~Hotmail~DOT~com | www.coverageaudible.bebo.com
Hi Johnny, Great to finally meet you last saturday, Despite that I think everyone was knackered, Hope for me and Rob to get back up again soon and have a great session. haha Roll on December Indeed, I can't wait for that one
Sunday July 19 21:44:40 2009 - Dublin

Johnny
Hi Everyone...
Thank you for all your recent messages, and best wishes for the Dublin and Belfast gigs(sounds familiar!) in Dec.
Really looking forward to playing both nights, and seeing you all there. Roll on Dec.!
Best for now....Johnny.
Wednesday July 15 19:49:21 2009

Aonghus
Mushroom reforming. Now thats an idea....How about Reform reforming while we're at it?
Friday July 10 21:13:45 2009 - Red Island

BrendanMc
Joe. Eh....no! I am acting the maggot.
Friday July 10 18:41:50 2009

Joe Forde
Brendan

Were you serious about Spud reforming? I would like to see those lads playing live again. They took a lot from Horslips but also from the English electric folk scene and were a damn good band when I saw them back in 1975ish at Birmingham Town Hall supporting the wonderful Richard and Linda Thompson. I never had the delight of seeing Mushroom play, fortunately.
Friday July 10 18:12:27 2009

BrendanMc
What's all this about Horslips? Is it not Spud that are reforming? Perhaps Mushroom will also reform now. That would be great.
Friday July 10 08:36:37 2009

Derek Burke | derekburke~AT~upcmail~DOT~ie
Got my tickets, roll on December, I just can't wait this is so overdue, for my generation this is massive, I can't describe how delighted I am, Johnny you are a true legend and I along with thousands of other fans are delighted to see you back on the big stage. I hope we get to see yourself and Steve playing again soon too.
Thursday July 9 16:15:26 2009 - Waterford & Carrick-on-suir

Brian
I have waited decades for this. I am delighted for Johnny especially. I have seen him perform many times over the years, and he is responsible for keeping this brilliant music alive. I am really looking forward to the gigs.
Thursday July 9 15:11:38 2009 - Dublin

Dave
Is it too early to start a wish list for a set list? I don't think so.....'Charolais' 'Hall of Mirrors' 'Speed the Plough' 'Exiles' and 'Faster then the Hound' will be there with all the obvious ones on mine. Funny... they all feature stellar guitar from our hero.
Tuesday July 7 10:11:50 2009 - Bruxelles

PJG
Words cannot express how delighted I am that my beloved Horslips are to reunite, and that at last John Fean will get the audience he deserves, tens of thousands of his fans in rapture as this guitar genius reaches for the stratosphere....ah that I should live to see this day !!
Sunday July 5 21:23:18 2009

Site Admin
We've updated the home page with some information and links for the December 2009 Horslips gigs in Belfast and in Dublin.
Sunday July 5 19:54:44 2009

BrendanMc
Great to see Johnny and Spud back together again for live gigs. If Johnny sings 'Wind in the Willows' in the O2, like he did back in the 30s, then the night will be a success.

Shame yon lad on the drums couldn't make it but according to the Indo 'Ray Fear' (sic) is on hand. Sounds like a lad that Batman would face.
Saturday July 4 11:35:05 2009

Dave
Johnny, am delighted about the gigs, heard the interview on RTE yesterday as I drove to town and Ken tells me he met you later on. I was already in good form after seeing Jeff Beck the night before. Every axeman in the country seemed to be there except you - although I suppose you may have been there somewhere. A great show and that bass player is something else. However the show by the Liffey in early December could steal first prize in the end.
Friday July 3 21:10:50 2009 - Liffey Delta

Joe Forde
Great news about the Horslips gigs in December Johnny. I hope to be at the Dublin gig. A big thank you for this! I can't wait.
Thursday July 2 20:27:03 2009 - Chesterfiled, England

Paul Staunton | luap~DOT~42~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hi Johnny, Steve and Blendi, really enjoyed the gig at Market House last night. Can't wait to see ye again. Don;t forget to check out The Venue in Ratoath, Co. Meath for potential gig. My sister says she'll get half of the town knows to go.
Thursday June 25 19:35:46 2009 - Miltown Malbay

shaun mc daid | shaun~DOT~mcdaid~AT~btinternet~DOT~com | n/a
Hi Steve,
Looks like I can't make Saturday, last minute booking in town. Please keep in touch and take a note of my e-mail address for Miami / + yourself and Jonny gig's (Still trying to work out your tones Jonny) etc. Also looking for a booking agent RE; gigs if you can help. Anyhow take care and have a good one Sat nite.
Your Friend - Shaun Mc Daid
Tuesday June 23 21:27:01 2009 - Derry

Shaun Mc Daid | shaun~DOT~mcdaid~AT~btinternet~DOT~com | n/a
Hi Steve, I will definitely try and get across. Is there a number for tickets?, or is it pay @ the door?
The guy's in my work have never believed that the 'All talk' band played the Glastobury festival, albeit it was the marquee's but nonetheless would you be kind enough to confirm this for me as they think that I am a bit of a Walter Mitty. LOL. Thought that you would like to know that I still play the stratocaster that I bought off 'Dave' I think his name was who was the guitarist with 'The Great Hunger' back in the early 90's. It is my main guitar and plays like a dream, it has definitely aged better than me. Gerry Brown was on keyboards with this line-up also. One last question - were can I get a copy of your book? Eason's in Derry maybe?
Regards
Shaun
Sunday June 21 16:49:36 2009 - derry

Steve Travers
Hi Shaun, Great to hear from you. The Miami is playing The DuPont club in Derry this coming Saturday. I look forward to having a chat if you get there. All Talk was a great band!
Sunday June 21 14:46:41 2009 - Holywood

alien
Next gig: Tom Malone’s Market House Bar, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare.

Wed June 24th @ 9pm: Link http://www.tommalonespub.com/

Bookings : 087-6881650
Friday June 19 15:40:31 2009 - clare

shaun mc daid | shaun~DOT~mcdaid~AT~terex~DOT~com | n/a
Hi Steve, Shaun Mc Daid here from the band 'All Talk' if you can remember us from the 'Spinning Wheel' day's in London. My brother James says that he was talking with you at your last 'Derry' gig, sorry I missed it, would have loved to meet up.
Anyhow, let me know the next time you guy's are playing.
Can you remember what year's myself and the band played Glastonbury for you. I think it was 1993 / 1994?

Take care mate. Shaun
Friday June 19 14:54:12 2009 - Derry, Northern Ireland

Podge
Blendi told me that ye were booked to play Dolans in 09. Have ye already done that gig or is it later on during the year??
Thursday June 18 23:24:57 2009

Johnny
Hi Podge...
Sorry you missed the gig in the Knights, it was a great evening, and a great success for all involved.
Delighted you like the new version of 'Trouble'......
Donnacha...good to hear from you, I'm not really sure what gigs are lined up for mid Oct., but I daresay there will be one or two you will be able to catch, around that time.
Bye for now....J.
Monday June 15 19:00:47 2009

Podge | podge_b~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Was gutted I missed the gig in The Knights recently. Had to study for exams :(

Hope to catch another one of your gigs soon enough!

Lovin the re-recording of Trouble by the way. :)
Monday June 15 16:20:51 2009 - Shannon

Donnacha
Are you guys playing anywhere in early to mid-October? I've managed to get a quick (two-week) trip home organised and would love to catch you guys again. The gig guide section doesn't appear to be working.
Thursday June 11 22:28:20 2009 - New Zealand

Site Admin
Please see above, on this page, for details of the next upcoming gig on June 24th. It's Fean & Travers with drummer Blendi Krasniqi.
Saturday June 6 23:45:39 2009

Johnny
Hi Brian...nice to hear from you, I'm keeping well, I remember those gigs we did way back, they were good times.....I hope you are keeping well yourself.......
Hi to everyone who was at the great night up in Drogheda recently, thanks for leaving your message ....
Bye for now.....Johnny.
Wednesday May 27 18:35:44 2009

Brian Giffen | briangiffen~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Hi Johnny, do you remember me...the Untouchables!! Damian Mc Kee, Stephan Collins..Those gigs !!!Just wondering how your keepin'?
Sunday May 24 17:21:21 2009 - Belfast

Dorota
Johnny thank You for Sat night, an amazing night, one of them u wont forget. Can't wait for more, hope u wont let us wait too long ;-)
Friday May 15 21:25:56 2009

Alex
PJ . Now that you mention it i thought Eamonn was away in a state of quiet enlightenment! You know that zone that Feano goes into when hes on a blistering solo! Maybe they meet up there where us mere morals cant reach! Dont forget the prodessor is in Swords tonight.
Friday May 15 10:17:34 2009 - Swords

PJG
Of course what you had'nt realised Alex was that Eamo was actually quoting haiku poetry at the top of his voice from his book ('The Origami Crow' 2008, ltd. ed., Seven Towers Publ.) as he laid into those drums...
hitotsu ya ni
yujo mo netari
hagi to tsuki

I'm sure glad I got to be there.
Solid gold from beginning to end.
Johnny and Henry McCullough on the same stage.
Paddy G. is a treasure to that town and the rest of us.
Thursday May 14 15:58:07 2009

Alex
I'm Late as usual! well done to all for a great night on Saturday All the lads played brilliantly .What about Eamonn on the skins ! Some people are just naturals at what they do and Eamonn is one of these . I watched him closely and was amazed at the ease with which he played No Flash just solid beat superb !More please you guys
Wednesday May 13 18:53:22 2009 - Swords

deco murray | decobodecos~AT~yahoo~DOT~ie | under construction
got a nice club in puerto del carmen called buddys bar.when are ye guys comin over? des lee knows me .im an old horslips fan so hello??tel...0034699342302
Wednesday May 13 17:43:16 2009 - lanzarote

Alan Bogue
A fantastic night, last Saturday in Drogheda and all credit to all the Musicians, as Niall said: there was too many “great moments” to mention but the version of “I’ll be waiting” by Johnny with Paddy (Guitar), Chris (Bass) and Jim on keyboards was brilliant and then the Finale, “With a Little Help from My Friends” with Henry on guitar and Eamon on drums just topped off a truly memorable night. A special Thanks to all.
Wednesday May 13 15:24:20 2009 - Newry

Niall
Unbelievable gig last night! Some amount of talent in one venue, Paddy Goodwin and all 500 members of The Holy Ghosts, Johnny, Jim, Eamon, Henry McCullough.
Too many great moments to mention, but the highlight had to be I'll Be Waiting. And a 3/5 Horslips gig, pure amazing! Great version of Mustang Sally and With A Little Help From My Friends. Henry can still play that song as well as he did back at Woodstock, but it sounds even better now with the addition of Johnny, Jim and Eamon. And speaking of Eamon, He thundered through the set like there was no tomorrow, have to find out what band he plays in on the side, because he hasn't lost it one bit! And despite attempting to start Amhrán na bhFiann at 2am, the night went on, and on.
And a post wouldn’t be a post without mentioning Johnny 5 strings. As always, a performance that can only be described as devine. He exsorcised whatever demons were in the room, and those demons left in the form of an E string.
But all in all, Just an amazing night. Can’t wait for the next one!
Sunday May 10 19:22:12 2009 - Cloud 9

Dave
Regret missing Crusheen. As a consolation prize saw up and coming axeman Joe Bonamassa last night in London. Scintillating stuff as backed by a powerhouse band with two drummers Joe worked his way through an arsenal of axes including a vintage Goldtop. A highlight was the early appearance of Old Slowhand himself on sky blue maple neck strat for ..what else..Further On Up The Road. Licks and verses were traded but it still couldnt beat the F and T version a year ago in Leitrim when the call and response had to be heard to be believed. Best to all..;
Tuesday May 5 20:48:15 2009 - Senne Delta

sheila hennessy | SHEILA~DOT~HENNESSY~AT~GE~DOT~COM
IT IS JUST FANTASTIC TO SEE THE LADS BACK PLAYING I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF THE MIAMI FOR YEARS SINCE THE TELEVISION CLUB DAYS.
Monday April 20 06:56:53 2009

Johnny
Hi Folks... A big Thank you to everyone who was at our gig in Crusheen last Fri. night, and especially those who journeyed from afar.
It was a a really great night for myself, Steve, and Blendi.
Best for now....Johnny......
Thursday April 2 17:31:54 2009

Peter
Well lads, that certainly was some show. Or as a young lady who was at the gig said to me afterwards "it was like being at three shows all at the same time!".
Ye should do it again.

More often even......
Tuesday March 31 11:13:42 2009 - Packing to go look for that Dr. Livingston character......

Chris
Here's to Fean, Travers and Krasniqi as they were billed last night.

I have to say that was the finest performance I have seen any of you give bar none! Absolutely mind blowing stuff. Thanks for another great night and thanks to Frank for booking another great gig.

Here's to the future and to the Power and the Glory(?). B flat major or minor?
Saturday March 28 22:52:26 2009 - Lee Delta

Alien | fhayes23~AT~gmail~DOT~com | www.myspace.com/claregigs
Co Clare Gig by Johnny, Steve,& Blendi on Friday March 27th at the Highway bar, Crusheen, Co Clare, Bookings contact :086-8599957 9:30pm
Thursday March 26 23:23:09 2009 - Co Clare

Niall
...and King Of The Fairies!
Thursday March 26 14:11:03 2009

Alex
Check out Johnny and Pat mc Manus Doing Power and the glory on Youtube
Thursday March 26 10:57:16 2009 - Swords

Pat
Great to see you on the road again Johnny. Last week in Navan was simply brilliant. The combination of you and McManus was perfect. Hope to see more.
Monday March 23 09:06:00 2009

Dorota
Thank you for Tuesday in Navan, it was really great! Just amazing!
Can't wait for the next one!

Fantastyczna noc, nie mogę się doczekac następnego koncertu! Dzięki!
Friday March 20 23:08:37 2009

Alien | fhayes23~AT~gmail~DOT~com | www.myspace.com/claregigs
Co Clare Gig by Johnny, Steve,& Blendi on Friday March 27th at the Highway bar, Crusheen, Co Clare, Bookings contact :086-8599957
Friday March 20 23:08:10 2009 - Co Clare

Alex
The master is back! Feano rocked in Navan. For thiose of you that did'nt make it i really feel for you . You missed one of the best Johnny performances ever witnessed, and i've seen a few ! Pat Mc manus on fiddle is sublime
Friday March 20 21:51:55 2009 - Swords

mark
Fantastic gig in navan johnny great to see you and maggie again i was blown away yourself pat and bernie were fantastic but you stole the show keep it up and lets hope for more gigs
Friday March 20 15:18:22 2009 - dublin

Marty Canavan
My sincere condolences Johnny on the death of Stella.I met her that time in derry and she made a lasting impression.
Thursday March 19 12:33:26 2009 - Newry

Niall
What an amazing gig on Tuesday night!
The best gig I've been to in recent years.
Everyone was on fire, but Johnny blew them all away.
Confessions from both Pat McManus and Bernie Marsden that Johnny was a big influence on them and their playing.
Just an out and out fantastic night!

As is customary, the set list is at hand, if anyone is interested....
Thursday March 19 09:01:49 2009 - Statesville Prison

Niall
Looking forward to tomorrow night in Navan!
Its going to be a great night!
If last night was anything to go by!

Tickets are €20
Monday March 16 14:08:55 2009 - Statesville Prison

Billy Robinson | billyfaedrungan~AT~gmail~DOT~com
How much tae see the superb Bernie Marsden et all on Paddy's night in Newgrange?
Saturday March 14 18:36:03 2009 - Scotland

Alien | fhayes23~AT~gmail~DOT~com | www.myspace.com/claregigs
Co Clare Gig by Johnny, Steve,& Blendi has been re-scheduled for Friday March 27th at the Highway bar, Crusheen, Co Clare, Bookings contact :086-8599957
Saturday March 7 19:58:09 2009 - Co Clare

Site Admin | www.donegaldemocrat.ie/donegalnews/Steve-Travers-opens-Redmond-Herrity39s.4923485.jp
I'm sorry we've haven't been keeping the web site up to date.
There are bits and pieces to to added around the site from last year. Hopefully we'll have some updates later on, but for now here are a few nice details.

Steve, Des Lee and Ray Millar,and have now completed their Joy to the World - Miami Showband Reunion Tour. Johnny Fean, Gerry Brown and Barry Woods completed the line up for that tour. Steve tells us that there'll will be more to come from the Miami, so keep an eye out for news.

In at the end of January Steve opened Redmond Herrity's new Exhibition in Letterkenny. Redmond was the sculpturer who was commisoned to produce the Miami Showband Permanent Memorial which is in Parnell Sq in Dublin. More info at the link for this message above!

More news is that Johnny is to perform at a special Night of Guitars: on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 New Grange Hotel Navan , also featuring Pat McManus and Bernie Marsden. For more info email handoverheartpromotions@gmail.com

Finally for now we have a a good old Fean & Travers Gig at the Island Music Club, The Highway Bar, Crusheen, Co Clare. It's on Sat March 21st. For bookings contact :086-8599957 and
www.myspace.com/claregigs
Sunday February 22 21:10:38 2009

Jim, Caroline, Eimear & Paul Nelis | jimn~AT~millenniumforum~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Happy Birthday to Jim Lockhart today.
Tuesday February 3 13:08:58 2009 - Derry

Jerome Burns
Johnny, I've just learned about your mother passing away. May she rest in peace.
Rosie and I send our deepest sympathy to you, Maggie and your extended family
Friday January 23 00:03:13 2009 - Co Armagh

Dublin Dave
John. My sincere condolences to yourself, Corna and all the family on your mother's passing. I was lucky to meet your mum on one occasion and even in those few minutes was able to see that she was a very special person. Best wishes to all, Dave Sweeney
Saturday January 17 13:32:35 2009 - Liffey Delta

Johnny
I would to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of our friends (on the guestbook), for your kind and heartfelt condolences, to myself, Maggie, and the Fean family, on the recent passing of my Mother, Maureen.

To those of you who travelled to Shannon to pay their last respects at her funeral,Thank you sincerely.

kind wishes....
Johnny, maggie, and the Fean family.
Monday January 12 17:49:43 2009

Stephen Ferris
On behalf of myself and my family I'd like to add my own sincere condolances for Johnny, Maggie and the Fean family for the loss of Maureen.
Sunday January 11 12:38:08 2009

The Deans (Gary, Gavin, Gary K) | moonsleeves~AT~gmail~DOT~com | www.thedeans.ie
Our deepest condolences to Johnny, Maggie and all the Fean family. It was a pleasure to have met such a lovely and plesent lady. She will be sadly missed.
Wednesday January 7 19:04:22 2009 - Galway

Suzanne aka Jezebella
My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to Johnny, Maggie and family at the loss of Mrs. Fean...“a Mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever”...and because you are in this world, she will live on...God Bless
Tuesday January 6 16:23:38 2009 - New York

Maggie Ryan | mmryan~AT~cfl~DOT~rr~DOT~com
With deepest sympathy to Johnny, Ray and the whole family on your sad loss. May the many happy memories of your dear mother sustain and comfort you in the years ahead.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal
Tuesday January 6 06:59:45 2009 - Orlando Florida

Niall
I too had the pleasure of meeting Maureen a number of times.
A warm hearted, kind and friendly woman, who had the energy of a woman half her age.
Sympathies to all the family.

R.I.P.
Monday January 5 12:30:16 2009

BrendanMc
Met the lady once and had a nice chat. Lovely woman and may she rest in peace. Sympathies to all the Feans and the wider circle of family and friends.
Sunday January 4 11:32:06 2009

Peter Somers
It is with great sadness that I learned today of the the death of Maureen Fean, Johnny's mother.
Maureen was a strong, charming, exceptionally talented, generous and extremely kind person.
She was a good friend and a great woman.
Every time you encountered Maureen you invariably felt better after meeting her than you had before.
She will be truly missed by all those fortunate enough to have known her.
Saturday January 3 23:51:27 2009 - The Lee Delta

BrendanMc
Best to John, Maggie, Steve Blendi and Timmy the Dog in 2009. Hope to see a few gigs near Dublin
Wednesday December 31 20:44:21 2008

DOCTOR DON MOORE | donald~DOT~moore99~AT~hotmail~DOT~com | www.donaldmoorehealing.com
BEST WISHES FOR 2009 TO YOU ALL.....
Tuesday December 30 23:22:40 2008 - MARBELLA..SPAIN

Stephen Ferris
Hi there. I'm in between Christmas day sleeps here and dropping in to send seasonal good wishes to everyone.
Thanks Johnny, Steve, Maggie and the talented crews who played or watched here and there and gave us another year of music.
Thursday December 25 21:52:57 2008 - Imagining Fats Domino with a white beard and a red suit.

Des Mc Gonigle | Desfiddle~AT~g-mail~DOT~com | none
Hi steve how's it going. I e-mailed you a while back about a band called the woodbines but as I only got into computers and e-mailing in the past few months and still learning about it i'm not sure if it sent properly. Their a midlands based band, very original, not just a celtic rock band but a celtic/trad/cajun/folk/rock with a little bit of a bluesy feel type band. 5 lads with an average of 20 years each gigging experiance coming from rock, punk rock, celtic rock, trad and country backgrounds with great musical influences and ideas who gel extreamly well together and have created, over the past 18 months, a very unique sound that goes down really with audiance's around the midlands. Definatly worth cheaking out @ www.Thewoodbines.com. P.S. Hope all's going well with the band and gigs, best wishs for Christmas an all the best for the New Year.
Tuesday December 23 14:10:26 2008 - Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland

Alan Bogue
Hi Johnny, Steve, Maggie and Blendi – wishing you a very merry Christmas and warmest Best Wishes for for the New Year. Hope to see you all soon!!
Tuesday December 23 09:50:11 2008 - Newry

Jim, Caroline, Eimear & Paul Nelis | jimn~AT~millenniumforum~DOT~co~DOT~uk | jimn@millenniumforum.co.uk
Happy Birthday to Barry Devlin today.
Friday November 28 13:28:10 2008 - Derry

Bread Pudding Woman & Dennis The Menace
Our Darling Peter. Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you today as we were yesterday & do always. We hope them there HOLY GHOSTS will raise your spirit as high as we will be raising ours ( Hick *# Burp^% Fart+*) in celabration of your half century on this planet. Its been an absolute pleasure & joy knowing you, we are so looking forward to the next half. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Tuesday November 25 19:28:59 2008

Johnny
Hi folks....Just like to Thank you all for your kind Birthday
messages on the guestpage, and your text msgs.
Thanks also to the good people over on the H.gb...
all the best.....Johnny.
Tuesday November 18 20:19:12 2008

MadMoylans
Happy Birthday Johnny! Our glasses are raised to you....
Sláinte
Monday November 17 22:03:38 2008

Jim, Caroline, Eimear & Paul Nelis | jimn~AT~millenniumforum~DOT~co~DOT~uk | jimn@millenniumforum.co.uk
Happy Birthday Johnny.
Monday November 17 17:38:29 2008 - Derry

Chris
Howya Johnny and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! As another year comes and goes I hope you're not too phased by it all!
Monday November 17 17:09:59 2008 - Watching the telly playin' the tele...

Nats | www.madnats.ch
JOHNNYYYYY !!! wishing you a very happy birthday hoping it will be filled with nice surprises.

I myself have 2 little surprises for you. First a little glitter greeting awaits you on your Myspace and I have dedicated a little feature to you on my own homepage, on www.madnats.ch, on the right handside, under the Greetting of the Moment" topic. My website requires Java and I don't know how up to date you keep your computer, I know you musicians don't like computer type things, so maybe Maggie can help you :=)
Monday November 17 05:17:39 2008 - Switzerland, Delta

Johnny.
Hi Trudy..
It's very nice to hear from you, and to learn you have the same surname as me, and that your granddad was John Fean.....
Yes.. It is quite possible that I could be somewhat related to Patrick Fean who lived in Co. Limerick in the 1800's..
As it happens my Fathers (Jim Fean) family came from Co. Limerick..They lived in a place called Bruree, near Bruff in Co. Limerick.
So there could be a connection there (somewhere) back in those times, between Patrick Fean, and my great grandfather.
There is only one Fean family name in the whole of Ireland, (spelled Fean), and they originated in Co. Limerick.
so yes, quite possible....
I might look into the whole history of the Family someday...
Until then...
Best wishes....Johnny.
Sunday November 16 06:29:04 2008

Trudy (Fean) Smith | TrulyTMS~AT~aol~DOT~com
Hi Johnny,
Is there any chance you could be a descendant of Patrick
Fean who lived in County Limerick in the late 1800 ?
My Granddad was John Fean, son of Patrick. b.1859-Limerick.
Would love to hear from you if there's a connection. Thanks
Saturday November 15 00:36:46 2008 - Philadelphia, PA USA

Jim, Caroline, Eimear & Paul Nelis | jimn~AT~millenniumforum~DOT~co~DOT~uk | jimn@millenniumforum.co.uk
A very Happy Birthday to Eamon Carr today.
Wednesday November 12 16:34:34 2008 - Derry

Niall
Hope everyone is well!
The official Dublin launch of Henry McCollough's new album, Poor Mans Moon, will take place on Monday 17th November in Whelan's on Wexford Street.
Friday November 7 09:01:24 2008

Des mc gonigle | desfiddle~AT~gmail~DOT~com | www.thewoodbines.com
how are u steve, des mc gonigle here, not sure if u remember me, i played fiddle in a couple of bands in luton u were getting gigs for. the 1st band was called rain, it started as a 2 piece called right as rain and the 2nd was called keltic voyage and we went as a 2 piece you picked the name for 'the voyagers'. i met u in the bridge house in tullamore with johnny a couple of years ago.
Tuesday November 4 11:44:43 2008 - tullamore

Ella O'Dwyer | ellaodwyercoiste~AT~eircom~DOT~net | An Phoblacht.com
Hi to Steve and the lads. We're all very proud of you. The book is great Steve and sorry to have missed the gig in Vicar Street.
Monday October 20 09:04:59 2008 - Ireland

Site Admin | www.themiamishowband.com
Check out this new site www.themiamishowband.com for The Miami Showband: news, history, photos and concert dates.
Sunday October 12 22:05:34 2008

Site Admin | www.feanandtravers.com/grand_opera_slides/index.html
Home page updated with link (same as above) for the Miami Showband and friends concert at the Grand Opera House Belfast.
Sunday September 28 21:54:16 2008

Keith Bogue
A BIG THANK YOU to all those involved in stageing TMWBA+30 gig last Sat night. Great time had by all.Some great music played not to mention a certain four horsemen .
Tuesday September 23 21:40:30 2008 - The Shannon Delta

Nathalie | homepage.hispeed.ch/nathalie.oflynn
For those of you who don't visit Fan-tasia, here is a link with videos taken at the TMWBA party last Saturday.

www.youtube.com/noursbear

Hope you enjoy them...
Tuesday September 23 16:51:45 2008 - Pfäffikon Delta

Site Admin | www.childrenincrossfire.org/index.php?menuid=1&storyid=180
The home page is updated with some reminders about this week's forthcoming concerts (Dublin/Belfast) and also a link to download the Miami Showband 2008 Single "Joy to the world" recorded with children from Hazlewood Integrated College, Belfast, in aid of Children in Crossfire. (Download donation optional!)
Saturday September 13 00:51:08 2008

JeZeBella
Just wanted to stop by and say hello - I was so looking forward to meeting you at the soiree on September 20 - but it looks like I won't be able to make it - surgeon isn't approving my leaving the country as of yet...and I'm so disappointed - but I'm keeping my fingers crossed - perhaps he'll change his mind...I'm sure you will all have a wonderful time and who knows...I may just pop up! You are admired by all and rightfully so!
Tuesday September 2 17:22:51 2008 - NY

Niall
Great single there! Johnny on top form!

Hope it goes well
Wednesday August 20 07:07:03 2008

Steve Travers | Youre on it.
Hi Fran, Good to hear from you. I've emailed you with Des's contact details. All the best for now, Steve.
Tuesday August 19 00:36:00 2008 - Suir Delta

fran butterly | stage2~AT~eircom~DOT~net | n/a
Hi stephen, its been a long time you probably dont remember me, I was in south africa with Des, and of course lost contact a long time ago, would you by any chance have a number for him, looking forward to seeing you guys, maybe when you play dublin
Monday August 18 21:26:06 2008 - north dublin

Steve Travers
Hi All, If you visit www.childrenincrossfire.org you can download the single we did for "Children In Crossfire". I must say that Johnny's solo on The Miami Showband single "Joy to The World" is breath-taking. It's for a really great cause too so perhaps you might just make a donation! One life can change the world!
Monday August 18 16:36:44 2008 - The Wood-Shed

Johnny | ocaerr~AT~gmx~DOT~de | www.ocaerr.de.vu
Dear Johnny, I lived on the streets of Limerick during the late 60s. I stood on the street corners playing an Autoharp and harmonica in a holder I have made a restart on my book about these days. I should very much like to get a few things correct. I remember you from Horslips but can't remember if you were in the Intensions. Two questions come to mind. 1, did one Mickey Fraser play in the Intentions. 2. Christmas 1966: The Intentions supported WHICH Dublin Band in WHICH hall in Limerick City Centre? Guido may well remember but I forgot to ask him last time I saw him. Since then I have lost contact to Johnny Duhan, Guido and Tony Keane, who was a roadie for The Intentions and went on to work with Horslips I believe If I could contact these lads, maybe they too could help.
Monday August 11 11:28:46 2008 - Berlin

Steve Travers
Thanks Fender Man. I remember talking to some members of The Fender Men at The Cherry Tree. I hope we can get to hear you guys sometime soon.
Wednesday August 6 00:32:55 2008 - Just back in The Lee Delta

Jim Nelis
The History of Horslips Exhibition currently on display in the New Butt Hall Centre/Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey, ends on FRIDAY 15th AUGUST 2008.
Tuesday August 5 08:54:30 2008 - Derry

fender man
hey podge man your right. im a drummer and id give anything to play with steve travers. thats the best bass guitarist i ever heard in my life. best musician to
Sunday August 3 10:20:59 2008 - ballymun dublin

Johnny
Hi Podge...
Thanks for dropping by and saying hello...nice to hear you were at the Shannon gig recently...Great night!
Blendi was fantastic as always!
Hi to Everyone else who dropped by recently to say hello ..hope your all having a groovy summer...
'Sun's gonna shine on my backdoor someday'....
Maggie says Hi....
best for now....J.
Sunday August 3 01:40:21 2008

Podge | podge_b~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Hey lads. Was at the Oakwood gig in Shannon. Recently. Absolutely killer man! I loved every minute. Fantastic stuff.

Johnny I met ya before outside Shell and once in the centre. You prob dont remember but ah well!

I was doing a workshop with Blendi this week! It was great jamming with him. I was chatting away to him about you guys and he said I could play with ye one night. That would be class man! Id love if that happened.

Hope to be at one of your gigs soon! and if not I'll prob see ya around anyway.

All the best,
Podge
Friday July 18 15:57:38 2008 - Shannon

James Rebecca and Eva
Greetings to Johnny,Maggie and Steve from sunny Salou,.Catalyuna. Look forward to the Miami gigs.
Tuesday July 15 21:49:04 2008

Site Admin
New tour dates announced for the 2008 Miami Showband Reunion Tour. See the home page and the gigs page for details.
Friday July 11 22:11:30 2008

Don
the 15 year old from Caithness, N Scotland. Copy and paste link.
http://www.guitar-idol.co.uk/lyle-wa
tt
Sunday July 6 18:34:00 2008 - Scotland

Nawigacja | nawigacja~AT~taniogps~DOT~eu | www.taniogps.eu
Charlie McGettigan was brilliant and the man is a fairly mean guitar picker. I know this because not alone did my ears inform me, a fairly handy picker of my own acquaintance was explaining to his deaf relative about such stuff…
Monday June 30 14:27:34 2008 - New York

Nathalie | www.geekologie.com/2007/06/25/air-guitar-pro.jpg
Johnny, I haven't found you a funny guitar for ages but look what I found for myself...just the ticket to look more professional.. See the link above
Sunday June 22 10:53:23 2008 - Pfäffifon, Delta

Nathalie | a505.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/3/l_764a7f4c6aa7a67f51bfb3e4b581dbd8.jpg
Look Johhny, we are in the newspaper together, right handside, 3rd photo down (click on the website link above), am very excited me.... :=)
Thursday June 19 06:52:45 2008 - Zürich, Delta

Keith Bogue
Great Gig in Milltown Malbay on Wedensday night guys. What a great crowd, they sure know how to enjoy themselves on the old west coast and they certainly know a great band when they see one. Big hello to Mags. Good to see Steve back and also to see Dave there also. Hi Joohnny, got my eye on an old Framus banjo for the kid, do you know anything about them? Regards to all.
Monday June 16 19:26:51 2008 - The Shannon Delta

Joe Forde
Hi Nats. Thanks for that fine tribute of the exhibition on You Tube. It looks fantastic- a fitting tribute to a brilliant band. Wish I could have been with you all for that one. Great to see the spirit of Horslips is still alive-wonderful memories.
Sunday June 15 19:07:19 2008 - Chesterfield, England

Don | donny785-one~AT~yahoo~DOT~co~DOT~uk | none
Have a look at this 15 year old from North Scotland with no training playing guitar.
I think he is a natural. Imagine if he had some expert tuition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wni7b
jQYRtw

Do you guys never play in Scotland. Would like to see you here.

Best Regards
Don
Friday June 13 19:34:47 2008 - Scotland

Site Admin
New gig announced for Shannon on June 27th. See home and gigs page.
Tuesday June 10 20:09:27 2008

Dave
John, hope all well. Let me know if its to be by the lee or by the liffey!
Sunday June 8 18:45:26 2008 - Liffey Delta

Chris Somers
Sorry for the late message but thank you Johnny Blendi and Dave for a fantastic gig last week. Ye really brought that house down. Fair play to Dave Cronin who provided some excellent grooves on the night.

And a most sincere thank you for giving me the chance to get up for a couple of great numbers with some of the countries finest musicians as I pointed out on the night, subtlety was never my strong point!

And of course to Maggie....THANK YOU X X X
Sunday June 8 10:46:37 2008 - Rockin' in the Library....?

BrendanMc | www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-M03hP7WOA
Apologies for the delay in sending warms things to Johnny and Maggie. Great gig last week - shame I had to leave early but there ya go. Thanks for the dedication Johnny. 'Berlin Wall' is up there with my favourite Zen songs ('You make my day' would be tops really)

I see Coolraven has uploaded some of the speeches from the Gallery so click on the link to see more.
Saturday June 7 21:28:42 2008

JeZeBella
well congratulations to all for a wonderful show...oh wait, I wasn't there...lol...thanks to all who have posted to let me know how wonderful it was...and to the fact that I wasn't there!!! But I will be there in August - so get ready for this NY Italian-American!!! xo
Tuesday June 3 14:02:31 2008 - New York

Nathalie | www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq58Mpb39ak
What can I add to what's already been reported.. not much. It was an enourmeous pleasure to see everyone again and of course for me it was my first Johnny gig, so it was even more special. And the whole thing just felt like it was a private party.

I have created a photo album and the link is in the web page address..health warning it does go on a bit. I posted very poor quality videos too, I say don't bother :=)...Perhaps the couple of people there I saw filming did a better job and would care to share these ...

A special hi to Johnny and Maggie
Tuesday June 3 07:05:38 2008 - Zürich, Delta

Alan Bogue
Hi Johnny, Blendi and Dave - just a word of thanks for the great gig in Ballinamore on Friday night, also terrific to see Barry and Jim take to the stage to do a fantastic version of Furniture. A big hello to Maggie and it was great meeting all the usual suspects, PJ, Niall, Niall’s Mum, Noel, Brendan and Steve. All credit to Jim Nelis, Paul Callaghan and Steve Ferris for putting together a truly amazing Horslips collection and well done to the South Leitrim Arts Group and the Solas Arts Gallery for hosting this wonderful Exhibition.

Best Wishes!!
Sunday June 1 20:03:48 2008 - Newry

Col Tom Murphy
SEOIRSE.

The person to whom you referred (pissed, falling up on stage sticking his head into Johnny’s mic) is called Lllllaarrrryyyy.
He’s LLuucceeeyyyyyy’s brother.
You know.
Larry
&
Lucey.

The LANGERS.


MAGGIE
p.s Forgot earlier.
M E G A S M A C K E R !

p.p.s. Can the plagiarising Larrys & Luceys kindly shag off and find an address which does not include the well known Cork word “Delta”
Sunday June 1 14:55:03 2008 - En route to Highfield - Jury duty calls

Col Tom Murphy
What a night!!!!

Well done to the South Leitrim Arts Group and to the Solas Arts Gallery in Ballinamore. The exhibition looks mighty. Full marks to the 3 Wise Men, it’s georgous.
Although young Lockhart has a point. The more you see ALL the stuff and how fabulously it looks, presented in the different ways you do wonder how any of them still have partners at all…

Charlie McGettigan was brilliant and the man is a fairly mean guitar picker. I know this because not alone did my ears inform me, a fairly handy picker of my own acquaintance was explaining to his deaf relative about such stuff…

Only for the shaggin' Leaving Certificate myself and Tricia Bell would be still infesting that part of the world. Beautiful country and smashing people, it will get a re-visit for sure later in the year.

AND THE GIG

Smashing venue, incredible performances, pity about the rough element in the audience.
Aww go oonnnnnn, sure Jim 'twas yourself and Barry made the night. It was mighty to hear young Barry in such fine voice and Jim’s playing was fairly spot on indeed.
Well done to Dave Cronin on filling in for Dr. Travers. It was pleasant indeed to meet Highfield frequenters Paul & Margaret Callaghan and the redoubtable Rev. Good (are you getting this Noel…..).
It was equally good to meet again PJ, but where has he been hiding the lovely Carmel all these outings. There may well be a tribunal of enquiry!
Good also to meet Good & Evil Ferris – Stephan sorry to have missed you Saturday morning – Noel every time I see you dance it reminds my late mother, she was always talking about people with two left legs…..
Would somebody please give Frances Lockhart a HUGE kiss. And a hug.

Otherwise?
Well Johnny was absolutely on fire. Paddy Goodwin put it right, he says “sometimes during a number Johnny just kinda, leaves…..”
Last Friday I can honestly say he was gone off wherever he goes for most of the night.
That youngfella on the bass was pretty much on the money at the end.

Not just with his own playing.

The Brian Cowanism.

Ireland’s greatest guitarist.
Sunday June 1 14:44:40 2008 - Back in the Centre of the Universe

Seoirse
Well folks, just back in from a rolllicking good time in Ballinamore. Our hero was in top form ably assisted by Blendi and Dave right in the pocket on bass Following the sensational location for the Pictures at an Exhibition - a flower shop, check it out! -we retired en masse to the Commercial Hotel for the most blueswailng evening from El Feano and co. If that wasnt enough 'Furnture' too with Lockhart sand Devlin. Only lowlight, a clearly inebriatied Sean Penn lookalike who crashed onsatge security to duet with our hero - on vocals - for Bobby Blue Bland's 'Further on Up the Navan Road' Not bad though. Same tulip seenn next day on street playing a black strat.


Oh my head. Niall. set list please`////////////////hic!
Sunday June 1 06:17:21 2008 - Liffey Delta

Dave
On the way John, with two strats. Will behave myself this time. See ya
Friday May 30 12:02:05 2008 - Newry Delta

Johnny
Hi Jez..Great to hear from you...
I first got to Hear Randy C. and Spirit in 1967, and the song I heard was called 'Fresh Garbage'....Great song.. w/a great guitar riff!...Probably my first exposure to a latin/jazz/rock song...very original...
So I was a fan of Spirit from then on.......
randy was a great guitarist/singer and I was lucky enough to meet and get to know him, when Horslips played at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in L.A. in '78/'79...
I enjoyed talking to Mike about those days when i played with the Indulgers some time back....
Good memories from back then....
Hope you're keeping well...
Best wishes....
Johnny.
Wednesday May 28 22:54:05 2008

JeZeBella
Hello Johnny - hope this note finds you and yours well and ready to enjoy the upcoming summer. Hopefully, I will be in Ireland for the soiree in August and I look forward to meeting you.

While browsing around the net today in search of various things pertaining to TMWBA, I came upon this post and was wondering if you remember it at all (the band Spirit.)

2008/01/16 at 18:00:49
"Hi,
Randy California casts a long shadow in my life as a singer.
For the past ten years I’ve worked stages and studios with Mike (Bunnell) Nile, long time Spirit bassist and studio engineer and songwriter.

We formed an Irish rock band shortly after Randy’s death. I didn’t know Randy but have met Ed a few times over the past decade.

We have no setlist because Randy didn’t have one and Mike followed suit as we went about the gigs. We bumped into many, many fans of the band over the years and recently while in Ireland found radio jocks fasinated by Mike’s time with Randy and Ed in Spirit. The legacy is still intact and widespread, a great thing in this modern throw it away world.

While in Ireland Johnny Fean of legendary Irish rockers, Horslips joined us for a few tunes at a gig, he knew Randy well and it was a big highlight on the tour to listen to Johnny and Mike talk about their close friend and days gone by."

Happy New Year
and keep up the great fodder for thought.
Damien McCarron
The Indulgers
Colorado
Wednesday May 28 20:24:33 2008 - New York

Site Admin | www.feanandtravers.com
We've updated the news section of the home page.
Thursday May 22 22:43:46 2008

Dave
John, listening to the studio version of Badge this morning and, after 25 years, I notice for the first time that Jack's bass playing is amazing...you are right. Its nice when you notice something new about a song that you have been listening to for yonks. Like when I heard the feedback note in Hall of Mirrors. Had to confirm that with the Monster himself when he was working with Tears for Fears. Was he down in Tipp for the recording with the mobile? We also talked about how he panned the guitar for 'Sword of Light' at the Stadium - one of the memorable moments of my youth.

Which reminds me... very sad to hear of the death of the great John Earle who I knew from my Rats and Lizzy tours with the punk band. One night we dressed Dave Moloney our drummer up in one of John's jackets, painted on a moustache and he went on for Rat Trap leaving Boomtown Bob, for once, speechless...

I was lucky to also play with John several times in the last few years in the Fair City

Here is a great website about John for all of us who were lucky to know him

http://www.myspace.com/legendjohnear
le

Sláinte to all on this fine Brussels morning

Dave
Tuesday May 20 09:39:40 2008 - Brussels Delta

Dave
Johnny, the Les Paul GT is safe at home at Liffey Delta. I will bring in to one of your gigs sometime so you can see it. Its got the mini humbuckers but is the same colour as the one you used to use. Sometimes I think its a bit too easy to play so I use the strat to fire up the 'chops.' Speaking of EC, his book was a bit of a let down though his chum Ron Wood's is a great read. EC may have been a bit of a scoundrel but he sure can play the guitar as proved by the recent Madison Square Garden clips on You Tube when he really lets fly once more; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cPsskr9b
t4. Might see if I can get a ticket for Malahide as the wonderful Robert Randolph is on with our hero. Off to buy picks now for tonights blues session here in deepest Brussels. Regards to Mags, Bonsoir/Tot Ziens, Dave
Monday May 19 15:41:35 2008 - Brussels Delta

Johnny
Dave...Great to hear from you!..
The EC 'Rainbow Live' version of 'Badge' is the one! It surpassed the original recorded version..even though Jack wasn't on it......
Delighted to hear you're playing the strat a lot in Brussels and London...How is you're les paul deluxe doing? have you been playing it much?...
As yet there are no gigs planned for Dublin, but there should be some gigs coming up for the rest of Ireland over the next few weeks....
Hope you're keeping well.....
all the best for now,
Johnny.
Saturday May 17 16:33:27 2008 - Shannon Delta...

Dave
and..er..how about some gigs
Friday May 16 18:46:31 2008 - Thames Delta

Dave
John, hope all is well. Doing a lot of travel lately. Hope all is well . Am in London now with a DAB walkman listeing to Planet Rock . Sound is amazing, crystal clear and would you believe heard the EC Rainbow Concert version of Badge an hour ago. As you know John I feel this is better than the original ...but of course not a patch on Charolais. Playing a lot in Brussels with the Strat you signed. See you and my best wishes Dave
Friday May 16 18:43:33 2008 - Thames Delta

Grand Opera House Belfast
The Grand Opera House Belfast.

The Miami Showband

WEDNESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER

Please Note : There may be some additional selected seats available through our Box Office that aren't available online. If you see a "Sold Out" message, please call us directly on (028) 9024 1919.
Thursday May 15 21:00:11 2008

Miami Fan
The Grand Opera House Belfast.

The Miami Showband

WEDNESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
Thursday May 15 20:55:45 2008

Miami Fan
The Miami Showband

WEDNESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER

The Miami Showband in aid of Children in Crossfire
No other band has the history of The Miami Showband. During the 60's and 70's, hundreds of thousands of adoring fans packed the dance halls and concert venues throughout Ireland. The band more than any other embodied the music and style of the era.
Fate intervened in 1975, 'the day the music died' and the band became written into music and social folklore. A reunion concert in 2005 to a capacity audience in Vicar Street, Dublin created a clamour for more and three years later the original Miami members Steve Travers, Des Lee, Ray Millar and Paul Ashford joined by Gerry Brown and Johnny Fean are back. The legend lives on. Concert profits in aid of Children in Crossfire www.childrenincrossfire.org

Dates & Times Costs
Wed 17th Sept 7.45pm £10.75 - £19.25
Thursday May 15 20:51:43 2008

Nathalie
Ohh I understand now Site Admin...never mind... I'll know next time...Anyone can find the links I meant anyway...
Friday May 2 23:40:43 2008 - Dromoland Castle, Ireland, going back to the bar right now

Site admin
Hi Nathalie,
I cant see any links hidden in the code of your posting. Sorry they seem to be lost.
The set-up we have right now is just aimed at allowing one link to be pasted in the the "Your web page address".
Hopefully you can make it work.
Thursday May 1 21:04:02 2008

Alien | fhayes~AT~esatclear~DOT~ie
Unfortunately the 3rd of May gig scheduled for the Rotterdam Bar has been cancelled due to the fact that the Rotterdam Bar ceased trading on saturday last. www.myspace.com/rotterdambar . Appologies for any inconvenience caused, we will try and schedule a show in Belfast at an alternative venue as soon as possible.
Saturday April 26 14:22:00 2008 - Co Clare

Nathalie
Johnny, am listening to Trouble for the first time (Barry McCabes' one naturally), directly from his website, in waiting for his CD which is on its way to me. It was not very difficult to recognise the additional extraordinary guitar skills when hearing THAT solo. Hey it seems to me you just can't keep out of trouble ;=)

For those interested in Barry's CD

THE CD

Sorry I can't help myself trying to promote CD's..Must be since that Japanese release ;=).

Actually am supporting lots of new bands at the moment by buying their CD's. My flavours of the moment are Voodoo Loons, Mellow Drops, Jung Turks, really worth checking out. I am also waiting for the Indulgers. This is all because of that dangerous jukebox on this web site The Responsibles, they've had me ruined now with all these CD's I have been buying recently.....I'll have to renounce to my anti wrinkles creams for a wee while now :=).

Actually am just about to check out some other sounds which I have not yet investigated, such as Dae Kim and Simple Kid. For those who don't know that website yet, I highly recommend it, and this is coming from me, conservative, rarely buying new music. Honest am still buying Horslips Vinyls me.

About the big foot guitar, for all you know, they even spray it with smelly feet aromas...pouah...

Bon appetit everyone




ps to admin: on the preview, it seems my links are not working, I won't know till publishing, maybe you can see my code and fix it...let's see
Thursday April 24 18:52:07 2008

Niall | ie.youtube.com/watch?v=R7prUXitJRQ
Johnny, check out this fine tribute to Horslips.

Don't some of these lads look very familair!
Monday April 21 08:08:34 2008 - Sráid Gheata na Páirce

Johnny....
Nathalie..I would say that's a farmers guitar there....
One could be prone to picking up a case of foot and mouth disease..If any Hendrix style tactics were applied!
Cheers.....
Saturday April 19 19:02:35 2008

Nathalie
Wow, I've even got Site Admin catering for my very special Internet needs now...amazing.... Thank you.... Johnny, I'll have to find you lots of guitars now...
Wednesday April 16 19:01:36 2008

Site Admin | www.horslipsrecords.com/fan_tasia/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?opic_id=80&post_id=1281#forumpost1281
I've enabled the ability to add web address hyperlink as you post. I've added Nathalie's link in this posting.
Wednesday April 16 17:19:27 2008

Nathalie
Johnny, I think I am way over due for a silly on this guest book, so here is something for your collection:

http://www.horslipsrecords.com/
fan_tasia/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?opic_id=80&post_id=1281#forumpost1281

I took it upon myself to collect these for you...
Monday April 14 17:59:07 2008 - Pfäffikon, Schwyz

Joe Forde
Hello Johnny and Steve,

I have just got through in the post from Amazon a recently re-released CD of an album called 'Smoking on the Bog' by an Irish band called Spud which originally came out in 1977. I have to say that I have been impressed by this music and hear a lot of Fairport and some Horslips influences in there. A much better band than Mushroom for sure, but one which appears to have not got the historical recognition that perhaps they deserve and are about to get.

I originally saw them supporting Richard and Linda Thompson back in 1975 at the Birmingham Town Hall and remember them then as being a good outfit ( though, it has to be said, not in the league of Horslips as I recall). I am curious: did either of you know this band or get to play with them? Did Horslips ever gig with them?

Hope you two are well and best of luck with these summer Miami gigs Steve.

Kind regards

Joe
Friday April 11 08:01:52 2008

Site Admin
Gig Page updated. A trip up to The Rotterdam Bar in Belfast
on May 3rd :)
Thursday April 10 21:29:04 2008

Steve Travers
Our sincere condolences go to the family, friends and the myriad of fans of Brendan O'Brien of The Dixies Showband. A man of great talent and intellect and a generous friend and colleague. May God grant him eternal peace.
Thursday April 3 22:44:39 2008 - Cork

Maggie and Johnny
Eimear. Hope you had a very happy birthday. Your proud Dad ( the best blues singer in the country, if his rendition of Furniture is anything to go by) showed us a picture of you and I can not believe how time has passed, you have turned into a beautiful youg lady. We wish you every happiness for today and always. Love M & J.
Sunday March 30 12:35:09 2008 - Shannon Delta

Burning Bush...
Great to see Johnny and Jim on telly last night doing 'Trouble' ..They rocked!
For those that missed it, there is a repeat of the show on TG4 tomorrow (Thur.) at 5:45pm.
Trouble! Trouble! I tried to chase Trouble but it's chasin' me.....
Wednesday March 26 20:47:24 2008

Niall
Peter,
After witnessing the events at Highfield, the quality of our parties has come under question. We shall have to double our efforts for the next one.
Again, it was great to be part of it and to see all those faces again: Yourselves, Johnny, Maggie, Steve, Jim, Callaghan's, Dave Creedon and of course The Holy Ghosts. Video footage available from your local back street shop, with a bonus track - Furniture.

On another topic, great gig last night. Johnny and Jim were on fire, and their support band weren't bad either. Hopefully there's more where that came from!

And Happy 18th Birthday to young Nelis, who is now of legal age for displaying Lips pics on her wall!

See you all soon!
Wednesday March 26 10:01:08 2008 - Sráid Gheata na Páirce

Steve Travers
Peter, thank you, it was my privilege to be in such good company.
Happy birthday too to Eimear.
Wednesday March 26 01:41:08 2008 - The Woodshed

Jim & Caroline Nelis
Happy 18th Birthday to our daughter Eimear who's birthday it is this very day. XXX.
Wednesday March 26 00:10:12 2008 - Derry

Peter Somers
Johnny & Maggie, thank you so much for helping to make the Highfield Fixture such a blast. If I’d known that the crowd attending would be so fulsome in their praises of the music & craic I’d have doubled the charge on the door.…..
I must say that I learned a valuable lesson.
When holding a party it is a great help to have the country’s finest guitarist in the room, it sorta adds to the proceedings, especially if the country’s finest bass player is in the locality as well!
Steve it was only fabulous to have two of my favourite people playing in the home of the Jury, mind you that drummer ye had for the early numbers looked a bit dodgy – the time keeping was ok but he definitely looked dodgy…
It was a great night and it was mighty to see two of the 3 Wise Men able to make it down to the Delta.
When I get the (promised) images I’ll send them on and there will be no editing!
On the evidence of the closing numbers Paul Callaghan would want to think about packing up that ould photography lark and getting back in behind a kit.
Although Paddy Goodwin has taken the hierarchy to task recently (“Blues For Fr. Iggy) he should know that such a scene of conversion was never previously experienced as that which took place on Sunday 16th March 2008 after himself and the Holy Ghosts took the stage. Thanks also to Paudge & Kevin.
To finish:
That younfella wasn’t bad when he stepped out himself, not sure about the hat, but the playing was fair good.
Maggie XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Jez, it’s all in the “Door Policy”..
Finally, Niall, as a man who throws a fairly mean party yourself your comments have filled me with such joy that I’m immediately heading straight up to Highfield.
p.s. Since Jim Nelis left the city without singing Furniture there is a rumour that we might have to re-call the attendees to an event in November and at the same time celebrate a much more serious birthday………
Tuesday March 25 22:10:56 2008 - Heading up to Highfield nowwwwwwwwwwww

Jezebella
oh sure...rub it in about how great the party that I wasn't at was...lol...you will have to make it up to me in August!!!

I must say that I have heard such wonderful things about you Johnny and your lovely wife Maggie that I cannot wait to actually meet you...and then be a part of the music that abounds in these soirees...hope you all had a great St. Patrick's Day and a Happy Easter...thanks for making me a part of of it all...well, sort of!
Tuesday March 25 13:48:10 2008 - New York

Johnny
Hi Chris..
It was a great party, and Maggie and myself thoroughly enjoyed it...Thanks to Peter and Trish, for their kind hospitality and warm welcome....
Both yourself and Paddy Goodwin played a blinder on the night, and had everyone there rockin'!
Best..Johnny, Maggie, and Steve.
Monday March 24 22:24:49 2008 - Shannon delta

Chris Somers
Johnny, Maggie and Steve. What can I say that hasn't already been said? Sincere thanks to all of you for the playing, the stories, the NEW stories and gifts. Most importantly those of music and memories. Love from the Lee Delta.
Sunday March 23 23:19:54 2008 - Lee Delta

Paul Grant | paul_grant_is~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Hi Johnny, Steve and anyone else thats interested, I have managed to aquire a vintage Rick Turner Model 1 Guitar. The "Lindsey Buckingham Guitar" it is #71 from the original 100 originally produced. Hand built with Full onboard active eq, pre amp and boost control. This guitar is commonly reffered to sound like a 59 on steroids. It has a fantastic gold top and buit from a solid Block of aged Brazilian Honduras Moghany. Anybody interested ???
Friday March 21 15:39:16 2008 - Ireland

JeZeBella
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all on this GB - especially to Johnny and Steve...Niall, that was a lovely sentiment to your mom - can you think of something for me - I have a birthday coming up soon...lol

I suppose you all had a wonderful time at the Somers soiree - I'll be looking forward to seeing some snappys...xo
Monday March 17 18:45:21 2008

Nathalie
Johnny, I am worse than London buses, nothing for ages and then 3 come in a row...

In the folling video, last in the series, (if you're lucky), I am inaugurating our new Funky Fun Bar, in the garage. And as you are being honoured individually (well you and the other 4 muppets**), I thought you might enjoy the the the sillyness of it.


(**Muppet, cute endearment term when used by yours truely - precision, should the spanish inquisition or the Johhny Police raid the place)
Saturday March 15 23:25:00 2008 - Cagnes sur Mer

Niall
To my dear Mum, have a very happy birthday!

May you live as long as you want, but never want as long as you live ;-)
Wednesday March 12 09:03:56 2008 - Sráid Gheata na Páirce

Nathalie
Johnny, you've got to get yourself one of those...

http://www.horslipsrecords.com/fan_t
asia/uploads/newbb/7_47d565ad12831.jpg

An absolute MUST for your collection LOL LOL LOL
Monday March 10 16:47:13 2008 - Pfäffikon (now try and prounounce it)

Nathalie
Hello Johnny, I thought yourself might like to have a good close look at YOUR new Japanese CD release, mini LP replicas, so here is the link:

(for Johnny and Maggie only)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4UiaDbeqpo

Just ignore the clown presenting it :=) (and no silly comments about the gloves)
Saturday March 8 12:39:03 2008 - Zermatt (no Matterhorn today)

Keith Bogue
Sorry to hear the sad news of Jimmy Faulkner's passing. I will always remember him playing with Hotfoot in the 1980's with Pat Collins. But I think that it was his stunning guitar work on Paul Brady's Hard Station album in 1981 that I will always remember most. In particular the best track on the album "Nothing but the same old story" is the best example of his work. May he rest in peace
Wednesday March 5 19:43:58 2008 - Limerick

Steve Travers
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jimmy Faulkner. It was sad also to hear of the passing of Buddy Miles. Two great talents now brightening up another world.
Wednesday March 5 16:07:05 2008 - Contemplation

Niall
Very sorry to hear that news. Another guitar legend. Saw him play on Johnny's recommendation.
Would have loved to witness those Tuesday nights in Bruxelles
Wednesday March 5 09:06:42 2008 - Sráid Gheata na Páirce

Johnny and Maggie.
We recieved the sad news this evening, of the passing away of a Great Irish guitarist, and good friend..Jimmy Faulkner...
Jimmy will be sadly missed by those who knew him, and by the Irish music industry as a whole.
God Bless you Jimmy...R.I.P.
Wednesday March 5 01:40:04 2008

Niall
Yes you gave me a copy of the demo, excellent stuff!

Great news about Ballinamore, I'll be there in large numbers!
Monday March 3 09:45:46 2008 - Sráid Gheata na Páirce

Site Admin
New gig announced: The Commercial Hotel, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim May 30th 2008.
Sunday March 2 18:36:13 2008

JeZeBella
well, you are all probably sleeping as it's 12:15 am here in NY - snowing yet again - hopefully not too much - we're spoiled with the lack of snow over these last few years...hope you all enjoy your SNOWLESS weekend...I'm curious Johnny - who would be one of YOUR favorite guitar players...
Saturday March 1 05:23:32 2008 - NY

Johnny
Hi Niall...Nice to hear from you...
I have played 'Hideaway' (occasionally) 'live' with Steve, over the years..although it didn't become part of the 'liveshow' set on a regular basis...
I recorded 'Hideaway' in manchester in 1992, as part of a 'solo' Blues CD I was working on back then.
All the best...Johnny.
Friday February 29 20:07:07 2008

Niall
Hi Johnny

I've been listening to 'Hideaway' for the first time in ages.
Have you ever played it live?
Friday February 29 14:26:09 2008 - Sráid Gheata na Páirce

Johnny
Hi to Jezebella...hope you are keeping well in the sub-zero
tempretatures of N.Y.
All the best.....
Monday February 18 21:35:23 2008

Johnny
Hi Niall...
I have seen that Epi. mandobird, you mentioned, Great looking solid body mandolin! It's shape is based on the famous Gibson Firebird...If Johnny Winter were a mandolin player, he would be playing the Epi. mandobird for sure!
Monday February 18 21:32:00 2008 - Mandoland

Niall
I saw a mandolin in Waltons last year, an Epiphone, never saw one like it.

http://www.12fret.com/new/epiphone_mandobird.jpg

Very celtic metal
Monday February 18 16:34:50 2008 - Sráid Gheata na Páirce

Hugh | aodhm~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Thanks Johnny, this is a great help.
Hugh
Sunday February 17 18:51:17 2008 - New York

Johnny
Hi Hugh...It's nice to hear from you, and that your interested in learning the Mandolin...
There are quite a number of American/japanese entry/student level mandolins on the market right now that are very reasonably priced...
I would recommend that you check out the Epiphone and Ibanez brands...as both companies cater for the the lower to mid priced mandolin market and both are good quality.
There should plenty available, especially if you live in New York, as is evident from your address below....also, there are plenty of tutor books in all styles of mandolin playing....
Happy hunting...
all the best....Johnny
Sunday February 17 10:02:57 2008

Hugh | aodhm~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Johnny I am interested in learning mandolin. Any advice on what make of instrument to buy would be appreciated
Saturday February 16 23:10:56 2008 - New York

Jezebella
good morning everyone - hope this note finds you all happy and well...now wouldn't that be great if those shows coincided with the MWBA party! how lucky could a Yank get!! I am so looking forward to meeting all...or most of you -you all seem like such a great bunch of people...not to mention the amazing talent and music! Thanks for allowing this NY'er into the fold
Monday February 11 15:19:28 2008 - a very chilly New York

Niall
I see the second greatest guitarist in the world has 2 shows this summer, one in Cork and one in Dublin.
Surely a gig not to be missed!
Monday February 11 09:28:34 2008 - Sráid Gheata na Páirce

Site Admin
We updated our links page with a link out to IrishShowbands.net. Check it out!
Sunday February 10 22:55:53 2008

Johnny
Hi to Joe Forde...
Great to hear from you as always, and thank you for your kind words. The film I recorded the sountrack for, with Jim Lockhart, is called 'Cre na Cille' and is an Irish language feature film. The acoustic slide guitar is featured in the opening and closing Titles of the movie, and there are incidental slide pieces throughout the movie also. I don't know when the movie is becoming available on DVD, perhaps if you were to check out some info on independant irish films being released this year on DVD, that may be of help, or perhaps someone on Horslips guestbook might be able to help you.
All the best....
Johnny.
Wednesday February 6 21:48:45 2008

Steve Travers
PJ, Good to hear from you. Good family and friends (like yourself) keep you strong.
Wednesday February 6 16:25:37 2008 - Lee Delta

PJG
Steve.
Read your book over the Christmas and it is still with me.
I really did not know what you went through, indeed I did not know the half of it.
Where you got the mental resources to cope is beyond me, I would have been in pieces.
They must be making them tough down there in Carrick.
Wednesday February 6 12:56:21 2008

Steve Travers
Message to Simon. I deleted your address by accident but the guitarist you asked me about is Tony Peluso. I totally agree with you his work with The Carpenters is sensational. I would urge every young guitarist to check him out.
Tuesday February 5 23:52:50 2008

Joe Forde
Hi Johnny

I would love to hear the music you recently put down as a 'backing track' to a film made in Ireland. There has been a few references to this on the official GB and to your excellent slide playing. Is this film available on DVD as I would like to buy it? If it is not, is there any way this film could be put up on You Tube perhaps? Your slide playing on Roll Back was beautiful-what's more, we don't hear as much of that style these days in modern music alas, and yet is can evoke such a great atmosphere. Just a thought anyhow( back now to my office work!). Kind regards.
Tuesday February 5 14:53:35 2008 - Chesterfield, England

Johnny..
Nathalie.... I was sorry to read (below) that you yourself and Niall have had a disagreement over your recent postings on
this guestbook....
Just to assure you, I haven't taken any offence,with any of your humourous postings on here, and I would be sad and dissapointed if you were to stop sending your messages...
I happen to think your posting were sent in goodwill, and good humour, and not in disrespect..Just a bit of fun...

So, perhaps if you were to have a rethink..., Both yourself and Niall, are always welcome here on the guestbook at anytime,.and I hope your present disagreement is resolved soon.
best wishes....Johnny.
Tuesday February 5 10:35:37 2008

Don Rodgers | rodgers~DOT~don~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Johnhy, if I sent you a compressed music file via Gmail which normally can handle that big a file size, I would appreciate your feedback. If you do have a Gmail account you can contact me at mine below and I will send it to you.
Monday February 4 21:01:27 2008 - Calgary, Alberta (just around the corner from Greenland )

Nathalie
Sorry Johnny to do this to you. But I would like you to read the post at the following link, this is important, I received a rather out of line Email from one of your friends

http://www.horslipsrecords.com/fan_t
asia/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_i
d=107&post_id=841#forumpost841

Sorry if my enthiusasm and humour has demonstrated a lack of respect. What Niall describes is complete out of context. I suppose it's not given to everyone to be funny. I was trying to put some life on this book. I'll keep well away now.

@Admin, I'd like this to stay till Johnny sees it,then it can be deleted.
Monday February 4 18:53:42 2008

Joe O'Neill
Stephen, I've just finished the book and, being old enough to remember the events and times described, was variously riveted, chilled and moved. None of us knows how our story will be told in twenty or thirty years time, or how peculiar twists of fate will interfere with our journeys but your story must resonate particularly with those who are drawn to live music It strikes me that one wonderful band who made the effort to travel this land all those years ago continue to be honoured through these websites, and those who took pleasure from them have an opportunity to celebrate them (with varying degrees of reverence or irreverence) by our various ramblings. Having set down the book an hour or so ago I have searched for a Miami “Guestbook” through which the same affectionate tribute could be paid to you and your friends, from those grumpy old folk like myself who remember seeing them. Does such a possibilty exist?
Sunday February 3 00:12:29 2008

Niall
Some nice updates there Site Admin!
Keep em coming!
Thursday January 31 12:49:41 2008 - Sráid Gheata na Páirce

Steve Travers
Hi Keith, I hope you're feeling better now. Thanks for the kind comments on the book. Say hello to "Joni" she's certainly picked a challenging instrument there. John Lennon once described his efforts to learn the Uilleann Pipes as akin to wrestling with an octopus. But Miss Mitchell will tame the beast. Hope to see you soon.
Wednesday January 30 22:10:15 2008 - Miami

Keith Bogue
Steve. Just finished the book. I had started reading it at Christmas but "Joni Mitchell" arived home with a set of Uilleann Pipes and announced that she was going to learn them! So you can imagine the noise in the house since. However due to illness I was confined to the house for a couple of days this week and so out came the book. It is the best book I've read about that sad time in our history and brought back a lot off memories, some good, some bad of those times. Well done. This book should be required reading for the Leaving Cert! Anyway hope all is well with you and hope to see yourself and Johnny soon.
Wednesday January 30 11:41:34 2008 - South of the Shannon Delta

Nathalie
Heh heh, great new (old) material there, loads of !!!...I am however dreaming of the day when the home page will say "gig list" updated ;=)
Monday January 28 08:14:47 2008 - Zürich

Site Admin
Check out the home page for details of the latest site updates.
Sunday January 27 23:19:20 2008

Nathalie
Hey Jez, that would be a nice little topic for you to reserve for the party itself. Am jealous, I don't have anything interesting to ask :=(. Last time, I said to Johnny "Thank god Chris de Burgh didn't get the job.....Well I guess it was at least a bit funny :=). Must do better and think of something till then (well I have have a funny surprise lined up)

Have a good week end
Friday January 25 13:02:52 2008 - Leaving for Ski Paradise in half an hour

JeZeBella
Hello Johnny - I must say I am in awe of you and your talent - I have a question - since this is "the year" for TMWBA, I was wondering how all of you came up with that...was there a premise...what led you to that album...I understand if you don't want to get into a lengthly explanation...I was just curious...that is one of my favorite albums...it's a wonderful testament to those immigrants who in fact, did build America
Thursday January 24 15:25:27 2008 - New York

Johnny
Hi to Jez and Niall...
Thank you both for your kind comments, and I hope you're keeping well....
Best wishes...Johnny.
Tuesday January 22 19:56:46 2008

JeZeBella
ah yes...those wonderful immigrants with dreams...where would this world be without them...I am hoping that TMWBA will have a party this year for I am definitely coming to Ireland for it...if not, I'm coming anyway...lol I sure hope that I will get to meet you and some of the other characters...I love your music...I sometimes have it playing in my office...one of the guys here who also is a musician has become fond of your music also...but then again, how could one not.
Thursday January 17 15:05:14 2008 - NY

Niall
Hey Johnny,

Hope you are all keeping well.

Saw Cré na Cille over the christmas, beautiful acoustic guitar work!
Thursday January 17 09:13:15 2008

Johnny
Jezebella...Lovely to hear from you, and a very happy '08 to
you aswell!....
Thank you for your kind words...I guess the man who built
America is that immigrant who landed at Ellis Island with a prayer and a dream....and a pair of hands like two shovels!
Thursday January 17 03:01:13 2008 - Shannon Delta

JeZeBella
hello everyone and Happy New Year - 2008 hopefully will be good to us all. Just wanted to say I love your music both here and Horslips...so who was the man who built america...
Tuesday January 15 16:44:45 2008 - New York

Niall
Hi Jay,

Can you tell us more about the wake in The Archway?
Tuesday January 15 09:43:51 2008

Rob Young | tatanka~AT~iprimus~DOT~com~DOT~au
Hi..off at a tangent ..I am trying to contact Willie Behan. Im in Australia , he does'nt know me but I knew his wife years ago(Karen) ..can you help?. I was given your name by an old friend of yours
Sunday January 13 09:35:58 2008 - Australia

Jay | jay~AT~rite~DOT~fslife~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Where are they now: Davey Hall (vocals), Willie Behan & Derek Boston (drums), EJ (guitar)- all played with The Treat at some stage, I believe. And in summer 1985 in Chiswick they had a 16 year old female singer with them too, with a fantastic voice- who was she?

Anyone remember the wake they had for Phil Lynott at The Archway?

Cheers!
Friday January 11 15:21:53 2008 - Cornwall

Tom at The Office
You can download the track from this site.
Friday January 4 20:09:34 2008 - The Office

Kerianne Fussell | keriannef~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Hello Paul Comerford,
I saw you in Dublin in April 2005, at a little pub I was on a coach tour, I bought you CD but I lost, how can I purchase another one. Please get in touch
Friday January 4 03:31:41 2008 - Westport, New Zealand

Nathalie
Hello Johnny...

The last gig on the gig list is still showing last October... Have you by any chance retired and not told anyone ??? LOL LOL ....

Now let's be serious... I have my cunning plan to organise which follows. We want to plan an Ireland mini trip around one of your gigs, if possible in May, then when I have chosen a gig date, I will try and russle up a couple of people from the other lot and make a bit of a party out of it. And we'll all buy you lots of drinks afterwards...(OK Steve + Blendi too :=).... We hope Maggie would like to join us too.

My question is, how in advance do you know what your gig schedule would be around May ? Is it mainly a short notice kinda thing ?

Thanks and see you soon....
Thursday January 3 16:43:56 2008 - Switzerland

p.j. goode
Johnny and Maggie happy New Year, we are missing your music and good company and hope it won't be long before we meet again.
Steve and Blendi best wishes for the Year of the Horse 2008.
Tuesday January 1 21:55:12 2008

Johnny....
Hi Jenn..Nice to hear from you...
The Danelectro arrived just recently, and it's sounding really nice, and also... it looks great!
So I'm pretty pleased with it, all round.
A very Happy new year to you, and also to all the good people who recently posted on this guestbook.
Cheers.....Johnny.
Tuesday January 1 20:09:18 2008

Jenn
Hi john was just checking out that danelectro. Very nice. Let me know when you get yours in.

All the best,
Jenn
Sunday December 30 04:01:05 2007 - Shannon/Limerick

Derek Burke | derekburke~AT~upcmail~DOT~ie
Best Wishes for 2008 to ye all really looking forward to catching a gig or two next year, it was truly wonderful to talk with you guys after the Wexford gigs not only are ye great musicians generating a great sound but really nice people too. It was a joy to meet Maggie also she's a true gem.
Saturday December 29 12:34:58 2007 - Waterford

Paul Comerford
Best of luck in 2008, Any gigs planned for Cork area?
Just read your piece about Joe Dolan ..amen to that
Thursday December 27 19:18:09 2007 - fermoy

Dublin Dave
John Maggie Steve and families,

All the best to you for 2008. Hope to see F Tand B soon in Rathmines Stonybatter or wherever...Thanks for the great shows in 2007. Johnny hope Santa brought you the Crossroads 2007 DVD (though a lot of its already up on you tube). Strats to the Wall!
Thursday December 27 16:44:04 2007 - Liffey Delta

Johnny Fean and Steve Travers
There are a few Irish artists who remained stars for their entire professional lives, Joe Dolan was certainly among them. Our sincere condolences to the Dolan family. God rest him.
Wednesday December 26 18:53:08 2007 - In Unison

Maggie.
Sitting here with John reminising about the great gigs and times we have had over the year. meeting up with all our old friends and making great new ones. Also remembering those who are no longer with us Tony, Fran, Brian ( thanks Steve) and many more. I would like to thank you all for the warmth, kindness and love you have given me, its lovely to know that I can go to a gig anywhere in the country and never have to sit alone. Also thank you for all the lovely messages on the page. Hope you had a peacful Christmas and wish you every happiness for a fantastic New Year. Love to you all. Maggie & Yer Man.
Wednesday December 26 09:26:19 2007 - Shannon Delta.

Peter
Hope you all are having a great Christmas. Thanks for the memorable gigs in 2007 and here's looking forward to many more in 2008. Best wishes to Johnny, Steve and Blendi. And a BIGGGGG X to the fabulous Maggie!
Tuesday December 25 22:16:15 2007 - Down in the Delta

Nathalie
Steve....we haven't met yet, but we will when my cunning plan come into play...got lots of those.... anyway...just to say that I bought Frank, hubby, your book for Xmas...and because it did not arrive on time before our hols departure, had to print the page and wrap it up. It's just so you know your book is going to good homes...

All the best to the band.... am still waiting for the gig page to get updated....
Tuesday December 25 20:33:24 2007 - Nice area till Saturday

Jo
Merry Christmas Johnny, Maggie, Steve, Blendi, and all involved in the guestbook, whether writing or reading. Thank you for the music and the frienship found here. May you all have peace, happiness, and continued success in the New Year. Johnny, if you talk to Ray, wish him the best, also.
Tuesday December 25 06:12:46 2007 - Chicago, USA

Tony Curtin
Seasons Greetings to Johnny & Margaret and Steve and Family from myself Stasia,James,Rebecca and Eva
Tuesday December 25 02:38:11 2007

Steve Travers
Thank you to all who supported us during 2007. As you know it was a hectic year for me with the book and the monument which is now firmly placed on Parnell Square in the heart of Dublin. I hope 2008 will afford us the opportunity to play our music and return to being the people that we really are, musicians. Who knows what the future will bring but I wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and my very best wishes for the year ahead.
Tuesday December 25 00:45:20 2007 - Listening for the bells....

Stephen Ferris
Hi to all. No snow here so far this year. We had a few hard frosts when everyting turned white, but that was it. The chances of a white christmas are very low. It's pity that.
Anyway Happy Christmas to everyone out there and of course here at the site to Johnny, Steve, Blendi and Lady Fean
Monday December 24 13:04:05 2007

Keith Bogue | keithbogue~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
A very merry and happy Christmas to one and all. Oh and one hell of a New Year to come, Hopefully many gigs to go to. Steve, I have finally found some time to start reading your book. Best wishes to Maggie, Johnny and Blendi and the gang that turn up at the gigs, wherever they may be.
Sunday December 23 21:44:09 2007 - way down the Shannon Delta

Mary Christie
Hi Eamon Wall from Callan. Do you remember me? Mary Shortall from Castlecomer.
Saturday December 22 20:53:54 2007 - Leicester

Pat Rossiter
Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year to Johnny, Steve and Blendi
Friday December 21 19:52:16 2007 - New Ross...capital of the south-east

Joe Forde
Hi Johnny , Steve et al. Have a great Christmas and New Year. I hope your book has sold well Steve, as it merits a good readership. Were you to be doing another TV spot on the book? There is some reference to this in the earlier one you did with Johhny this year but I have not seen this spot on YouTube. Best wishes.
Friday December 21 15:48:23 2007 - Chestrerfield, England

BrendanMc | brendanmc~AT~iol~DOT~ie
OK - to John, Margaret, Stephen, Blendi and all that sail in them I hope ye all have a Happy Christmas. Here's to 2008 (jeebus that's a horrid big figure) and hopefully ye will all be in the greater Dublin area soon, gigwise.
Wednesday December 19 23:42:09 2007 - Eh - at home. Where else at this time of night?

Alan Bogue
Hi Johnny, Maggie, Steve and Blendi, wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the coming New Year; and hopefully see you all soon!!
Wednesday December 19 12:48:55 2007 - Newry

Johnny
Hi to all the good people who recently left a message on the
guestbook... great to hear from michael Halpin, Peter Carroll , David Chapman, and Nathalie....
We hope you all have a great, and peaceful Christmas, and a very happy new Year....
Best wishes...Johnny, Steve, Blendi.
Thursday December 13 21:42:28 2007

Micheál Halpin
Johnny, I was always a fan of yours, but when I met you a few times in the Archway Tavern around '88-89, I was delighted to find you were a real gentleman too. Also, one night in The Swan in Stockwell, you let my brother, Kevin, try out your Les Paul for size during your break, even though he was plastered. And when you told us about supporting RUSH in '73, I thought he was going to have a stroke 'cos you knew Geddy! We have great memories of seeing you play those nights, and of chatting with one of our Heroes (with a capital H.........sorry!)
Thanks for all of that.
Thursday December 13 21:28:56 2007 - Kent, England

Steve Travers
Thanks Peter. We were all very proud when The Taoiseach unveiled the monument yesterday.
Tuesday December 11 23:22:58 2007 - Back at Bass!

Peter Carroll | thetornado~AT~eircom~DOT~net
Hi Steve and Johnny, two finer musicians you could'nt find in the world. Steve I have to say hats off to yourself and Paul Ashford for
the concert in Vicar st and erecting the monument in Parnell square 10-12-07. Brian Tony and Fran whom I met a couple of times would be so proud of you all. Not forgotten tnx Peter
Tuesday December 11 18:04:45 2007 - Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

David Chapman | richhillsoftware~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Watching Horslip's clips on Youtube brings back many memories.

I lived in Shannon from 1963 to1976 and was good friends with Johnny's brother Ray - we lived in Tullyglass Hill close to the Fean's and attended St. Senan's and St.Patrick's comp together.

All the best!

djc
Friday December 7 01:59:01 2007 - Arizona, USA

Nathalie
Because it is my month of good will and it is my birthday week (very dangerous that) and this guestbook is a bit lonely ('cos we're all posting on the other one), I am wishing both Johnny and Steve an excellent party month.
Wednesday December 5 12:23:52 2007 - Soon in London to be for mega partying week end

Pilib de Rossa
Johnny sorry I mised your birthday. Best wishes to you and Maggie. Any gigs coming up at all in the near future???
Monday November 26 23:02:53 2007

Alan Bogue
Hi Steve – just a quick note to let you know that your auld buddy Pino Palladino will be appearing with The Who: on the Jools Holland show which transmits on BBC2 on Friday 30th November (Starts 11.35pm).
Wednesday November 21 17:08:01 2007 - Newry

Alan Bogue
Hi Johny - a belated Happy Birthday
Best Wishes!!
Monday November 19 19:05:53 2007 - Newry

Stephen Ferris
Johnny, I'm sneaking in here like Cinderella just before midnight to wish you a happy birthday too.
Word has it that after midnight Cinderella turns into a punk.
Saturday November 17 23:59:18 2007

Johnny....
Thanks for all the kind birthday wishes folks, it's much
appreciated....I had very a nice day.
Hope you're all keeping well.
Johnny and Maggie.
Saturday November 17 23:47:56 2007

Yer mad wan from Switzerland
Sorry Johnny...I forgot to sign "Nathalie" Unless the "Yer mad wan from Switzerland" was obvious to you...
Saturday November 17 18:44:58 2007 - Switzerland

Yer mad wan from Switzerland
Hey Johnny, a little mouse told me it was your birthday today...so have a ROCKY one... I'll write to you again in December/January to find out about your gigs for May..I have a cunning plan..

It's amazing that's 3 of you with a birthday this month. Hi to Maggie
Saturday November 17 18:05:44 2007 - Switzerland

Mad Moylans | kaffmungo~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Happy Birthday Johnny! Here's to "The One" .... Sláinte
Saturday November 17 16:39:40 2007 - Utica NY

Lora Lee Templeton
A very Happy Birthday to you, Johnny.
Saturday November 17 15:30:57 2007 - San Francisco

PJG
Ditto from me Johnny.
Jaysus, you must be nearing.what.. forty.. by now
Saturday November 17 14:42:14 2007 - Dublin

Niall
Hey Johnny,

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday!
Saturday November 17 14:11:46 2007

Steve Travers
Great to hear from you Eamon. Thanks for your kind comments. Passing on the knowledge from one musician to another, who, in turn, develops it further, is the blood-stream of music. When it stops developing it dies. Keep pushing the envelope. Callan is a beautiful place and I'm sure your playing does it proud. History has only one purpose and that is to teach us. May God keep you in his fretting hand.
Sunday November 11 02:11:54 2007 - Passing through it.

EAMON WALL | eamonwall~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
hi steve you probally dont even remember me i was that bass player guy from callan who used to turn at your gigs years ago lookin for some fingering tips and you even put up with me calling to your home in carrick on one occasion and your wee lessons have stood me in fine fettle ever since. thank you. just bought your book and it makes a GREAT read as it bears great resemblance to my own humble up bringing in callan, but thats where it ends as the rest of this fantastic story will stay forever in our history books. bless you steve and keep on rockin.
eamon wall
Saturday November 10 13:59:50 2007 - prestwick scotland

Lora Lee Templeton
All my best vibes are turned up to Eleven for tomorrow night's gig at the Barge Rooms, Lifford, Ennis with your (and mine) Denver, Colorado friends The Indulgers. I'd give just about anything to be there in the flesh, but I am always (and more this time) there in the spirit. Damien has already said "this promises
to be the highlight of my life to be honest and the plan is to build memories for a lifetime."

Memories...and Stories! Which I know will be shared! Looking very much forward to that...
Friday November 9 01:40:17 2007 - San Francisco, California

PJG
Yes Alan I second that- it would not have been the same without the presence of Johnny and Maggie, we are grateful they made the long journey up here.
Great to see all the usual suspects again, a night to remember, and Johnny we are enjoying right now the 'Rather Ripped' double cd so kindly handed out by the band.
Good luck on Friday night.
Wednesday November 7 22:15:31 2007 - Dublin.... Red River Rock

Alan Bogue
Hi Johnny and Maggie - Just a quick note to thank you both for a wonderful evening of music and chat, last night in Dublin at the 30th Anniversary of the release of the Aliens Album. Also It was great meeting-up with all the usual gang, Paddy Goodwin, Brendan, Niall and PJ. Look forward to seeing you soon. Best Wishes!!
Sunday November 4 15:39:01 2007 - Newry

Alien | fhayes23~AT~gmail~DOT~com
The Indulgers, Celtic / Western / Rock Band hailing from Boulder and Golden, Colorado, USA,
Appearing at the Barge Rooms, Lifford, Ennis, Co Clare, Fri Nov 9th, 9:30pm ph : 065-6824888, Very Special Guest Johnny Fean
www.shamrocker.com, www.myspace.com/theindulgers
Sunday November 4 08:28:34 2007 - Co Clare

Steve Travers
Thanks Brendan and God bless your Da.
Wednesday October 31 00:25:15 2007 - Back in The Real Capital

BrendanMc
Finished Steve's book last weekend. A good read in the sense that it was a well written piece about a terrible time. I remember the incident well in a sense as a the Da insisted the evening after the news broke that our evening rosary be said for the Miami.

Best wishes Steve and I hope the book has been a kinda release valve.
Saturday October 27 23:17:07 2007

Donnacha | kavanaghnz~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Hey Johnny, I have a slightly offbeat request. If you remember the words to Back to Tara could you email them to me or post them on here for me? I started playing a song on the guitar the other night and I couldn't remember what it was til I got to the chorus and found myself humming "Back to tara, where the pilgrims still walk the holy way..." Can't remember the rest and it's driving me nuts. I'd liek to play it with the band.
Wednesday October 24 20:56:38 2007 - New Zealand

Alien | fhayes23~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Have a look at the re-jigged Fean & Travers & Blendi Myspace, Sure is a kick ass version of Johnny's wedding
http://www.myspace.com/feantravers
Saturday October 20 01:19:27 2007 - Co Clare

Don | donaldmcijbl~AT~supanet~DOT~com
Just recently noticed you playing on You Tube website. Brought back memories of Horslips and enjoyed this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaviL0nGV
nI
Would love to see you play in a venue and it would have been ideal at the Highland Festival in Inverness this year along with Runrig. As a result of the You Tube clips I have ordered a couple of albums of Horslips and if I find any of you guys playing together I will order these also. Great music and a true master of the guitar.
Saturday October 13 18:50:11 2007 - Scotland

Seamus Cullagh | seamuscullagh~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Hi
John and Steve. Great show you gave me and Family at the weekend in Upperchurch, Tipperary. My Older brother got married and you sang well through night. Celtic Rock.at its best. I saluted you on the way into the Mens Toilets.
Wednesday October 10 15:52:20 2007 - Ballycahill, Thurles, Co Tipperary

Steve Travers
Hi Joe, Thank you very much for your very kind words on Amazon. Johnny and I often listen to your album and always enjoy your playing. You are so right about the power of music. Love and Peace.
Saturday September 29 20:05:48 2007 - Gettin' There

Joe Forde | joe~DOT~forde~AT~tiscali~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Hi Steve

I have taken the liberty of writing a short review of your book on Amazon. A fascinating read. Hope you and Johnny are well.
Saturday September 29 17:49:35 2007 - Chesterfield, England

Liam Carroll | leecarroll1985~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Hey! Steve, How are you? Hows the book going for you. Thanks for the mention of dad. Was great to see you and him were very good friends. So will you & the guys be ever doing a gig down here in carlow any time soon. Would be great to see ya's. Talk soon
Your friend Liam
Wednesday September 26 14:13:09 2007 - Tullow, Carlow, Ireland

Steve Travers
Thanks Meena, you've got my family calling me dainty now. I'll never live that down! I'll email you. All the best, Steve.
Monday September 24 22:15:41 2007 - Lee Delta

mena lonergan | mena13953~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
got the book and what can I but I am so sorry you went through that, I have only just got to" the incident". But the start of the book brought me back to Bridge street in 1968 and it is like meeting old friends or my listening to my youth told by some one else. Whatever became of Paul? Gay ,Paul, Margo Meagher,myself and many more used to go roller skating in the Ormomnde Hall/ Billy was in the Cowboys and his sister Ann was always about.. I did chuckle in the start of the book when you said you were into your hair. You always put your hood up on the new Bridge so as not to toss it. and we always called you dainty. Some times I long for those innocent daysof the 60's. I too went through a not as awful experience when I returned to live in Ireland in the Pike but although I thought I would die with my daughter we lived on. It really has been like revisiting my teens with Noel Carrol and all the other.
I can only hope and pray that you dealt with it then and I am so glad you had Anne. We must have passed each other many times in Northolt, Kilburn etc. God looked after you that night or your Father did. Once again I am so sorry
Mena Lonergan
Monday September 24 21:32:25 2007 - northlt

Keith Bogue | keithbogue~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Well done on a great gig in Ennis last night.Looking forward to the one next month.Hope the aul leg gets better soon Maggie.
Sunday September 23 22:07:32 2007 - Meanus City

Steve Travers
Thanks Pat
Friday September 21 12:46:28 2007 - Lee Delta

Mad Pat | pmstack~AT~eircom~DOT~net
Hi Steve - Just heard your excellent interview on 98FM. Sorry I missed the book launch. Like most people I never knew the full story.
Best of luck with the book - Pat
Look forward to seeing yourself, Johnny and Maggie soon
Thursday September 20 19:55:39 2007

Steve Travers
Thanks Tony. I've just turned a deep beetroot red. My sincere thanks to everyone I met in Belfast, Lisburn and Newry today. Special thanks to Ruth for the whirlwind tour of radio stations and book-signings. I don't know where you get your energy.
Tuesday September 18 21:24:17 2007 - About to collapse.

Tony Curtin
Steve,I bought the book on Saturday and have not been able to let it down since. I would like to do justice to your bravery and humility,but I,m afraid the English language is lacking in appropriate superlatives. You are a unique human being.
Tuesday September 18 04:04:59 2007 - Cappawhite, South Tipperary

Steve Travers
Hi Mena, We seem to be re-connecting with lots of old friends through the book. On Tuesday, Dawson Street was packed with musicians and friends we havent seen for years and I've received loads of emails and calls from people from as far away as Australia. It's great to hear from you and I hope you enjoy the book.
Sunday September 16 10:47:22 2007 - Lee Delta

Mena | mena13953~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Hi Steven just ordered your book and I am looking forward to reading it. I seem to have lost touch with every one from Carrick since the 70s and know little of what happened to the Miami so it will be an eye opener.
Saturday September 15 22:14:52 2007 - London

Steve Travers
Hi Angeline, It's great to hear from you. I certainly do remember you. I hope things are going well. I haven't seen Seamie or Wishy for a long time. Two very talented musicians. Look forward to seeing you sometime soon.
Saturday September 15 18:47:14 2007 - Lee Delta

Johnny...
Hi to cousin Robyn...It's really nice to hear from you, and thanks for dropping by to say hello....
Hi also, to Angeline, it's nice to hear from you aswell.
all the best...
Johnny.
Friday September 14 23:04:40 2007

Robyn Martin (nee Murray) | wrmartin~AT~bmts~DOT~com
Hey Johnny, it's your Canadian cousin checking out your website, Maggie sent me the info. Very cool :) We might actually see you next April/08, we're planning to come over again. Take care
Friday September 14 15:18:44 2007 - Shallow Lake, Ontario, Canada

Angeline Commane | angeline~AT~oakcrest~DOT~ie
Hi lads, came across your website by accident, its funny how reading your site brought back memories. I went to school in the comp in Shannon I knew Johnny to see but of course he was older then me. I knew Steve when he played in the Great Hunger in London, I knew Whisey Patterson and Seamus Mee who also played on the drums after Whisey. I am delighted to read about your success and wish you both many more years of great music. Going to sign up for gig updates and will definitely try and see you next time your in Munster.
Friday September 14 14:50:21 2007 - Nenagh, Co Tipperary

Steve Travers
My sincere thanks to everyone that attended our book-launch. Neil and I were overwhelmed. Easons say it was the biggest book-launch ever held at that venue. Our thanks to jakdublin for publishing it on YouTube so if you weren't there (although it seems like everyone was) you can see it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-S8tVNaV
YU
Wednesday September 12 21:01:11 2007 - Back in The Real Capital

Paul(Kaye Twins) | kayetwins~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Hi Steve,
the book launch was fantastic,Gerry and I enjoyed meeting so many old friends
Best wishes
Paul &Gerry Kaye
Wednesday September 12 10:05:48 2007

Paul(Kaye Twins) | kayetwins~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Hi Steve,
the book launch was fantastic,Gerry and I enjoyed meeting so many old friends
Best wishes
Paul &Gerry Kaye
Wednesday September 12 10:05:46 2007

Steve Travers
Thanks Alan. If you're around Easons Dawson Street at 7 pm you're welcome to drop in.
Monday September 10 22:14:23 2007 - Nearly There

Alan Bogue
Steve - Very Best Wishes for tomorrow with the launch of your new book!!
Monday September 10 19:00:21 2007 - Newry

Site Admin
The site has been updated with more information on Steve's up coming book. See the home page for links.
Sunday September 2 13:22:59 2007

DAVID REYNOLDS | GANDDREYNOLDS~AT~EIRCOM~DOT~NET
HI JOHNNY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING STEPHEN AND YOURSELF PLAYING IN WATERFORD SOMETIME.REGARDS,DAVID FROM QUIN.CO.CLARE.
Saturday September 1 14:52:07 2007 - DUNGARVAN.CO.WATERFORD AND QUIN.CO.CLARE.

Johnny F.
Hi Paul...Great to hear from you and welcome to this guestbook.....I haven't played in the U.S. for many years, but I have great memories of playing ,and staying, in Chicago back in the late seventies...
Chicago is the home of the Blues, and I was privilaged to get to see some of the Blues greats (my heroes) while I was there...Someday I hope to return to the great city...
Delighted to hear your young son is learning guitar, and is a Horslips fan! If I get to meet him, I will give him a few pointers on the Dearg Doom riff....until then...
All the Best....Johnny.
Friday August 31 18:47:02 2007

Paul Murphy
Johnny - Do you ever tour the US? I'd love to go and see the show if you came to the Chicago area. My young lad is a mad Horslips fan. He's only 11 but he started the guitar a few months ago and it trying to figure out the Dearg Doom riff - he needs some pointers.
Steve - Good luck with the book.
Friday August 31 04:23:15 2007 - Chicago /Wexford

Jesus
No bother at all Brendan, sure you never ever upset me.
Thursday August 30 12:35:57 2007 - Heaven

BrendanMc
Jesus - "there're not"! Sorry. I am a pedant when it comes to grammar. I should have typed "they're not". Sorry if I upset ye!
Wednesday August 29 22:45:21 2007

BrendanMc
Great gig agin lads. Sorry I had to run but I was driving to the bog the following morning. My attempts at speaking German to Herr Dominic are probably still the talk of the town....no......there're not?

Good to see the bize in great form.....hope the auld knee gets better Maggie (it's al this feckin rain) and to all of ye until next time.

Oh - besta luck (if that's the right term cos it's not about a lark in the park) with the book Steve. It will be an interesting read - of that I am sure.
Wednesday August 29 22:38:04 2007

OR
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBaB3uQmbcM
Wednesday August 29 17:19:28 2007

PJG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBaB3uQmb
cM

Johnny Fean Band at the Madison last Friday night.
Wednesday August 29 17:17:56 2007 - Dublin

Site Admin
The home page has been updated with some details of Steve's new book. More information will follow shortly.
Tuesday August 28 22:21:15 2007

Stephen Ferris
Indeed wee Niall!

This weekend I'm seeing the Horslypse band in the Errigle on Friday night (the gig has been changed from Thursday to Friday). The following weekend I'm going along to Hugh McKay's bootstock festival in Bonnie Scotland.
http://bootstock.org/default.aspx
Tuesday August 28 20:49:13 2007

Niall
Let me echo those statements. a great gig on Friday in the Madison. Great venue/lighting/sound, of course sound, that goes without saying.
Great to catch up with a few people I hadn't seen in a while, d'Mother, Johnny, Steve, Brendan, the Ferri and various other shady folk that I will not mention.
See you all soon
Tuesday August 28 20:33:18 2007

Johnny F.
Hi to everyone....just a quick post to say it was great to see you all at the recent Madison gig in Dublin..
A special thanks to Stephen, Noel and Dominic for making
the long trip down to see the gig, it was nice to talk to you after the show...Hi also to PJ, Niall, Brendan, Mark, and
Colm., Thanks also to Pat, for providing a great sound...
Cheers....Johnny.
Monday August 27 18:24:05 2007

Stephen Ferris
Hi guys,
You all came across well on the Morning TV show. Lovely version of The Berlin Wall! Very kind of you to keep is acoustic, myself (and the rest of Ireland I'd guess) wasn't awake enough for any full-on stuff.
Thanks for the gig in Madison's, it was on-off-on for us in terms of being able to make it, but that's another story. I'm glad we could make it we got home again ar dawn. Good too, to see the usual Dublin McGoode clan and all. BTW: The after the gig the German nephew had now committed return to ireland. You guys have a lot to answer for.
Best wishes again and I'll see you all soon.
Sunday August 26 22:04:24 2007 - knackered

Steve Travers
Thanks to Francie, Jason, Tony and all at The Madison last night for the good wishes. It is well appreciated.
Sunday August 26 00:38:23 2007 - In a place called

Tony Curtin
Good luck to Steve with the book launch in September,I hope it does very well because the author is a truly unique individual,as well as being surely one of the nicest guys in the business. He and Johnny are well matched.
Andy Lee has just won for Limerick,now for Croke Park on Sunday next.
Saturday August 25 21:35:39 2007

jason carroll | cabriolet_doctor~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
hi steve thanks for the reunite.with liam...good luck with the book..my mum says she still has the t shirt with you on ..it hehe...if dad was still here he would be first inline,thank you..p.s. is it true he gets a mention i dont think i got your e mail address last time..always in my thoughts take care for now jason good luck
Friday August 24 23:31:08 2007 - middlesex.uk

francie quinn | francie~DOT~quinn~AT~sixfm~DOT~co~DOT~uk
good luck with the book steve and if you would like to do an interview here on sixfm let me know and we will arrange something.
Friday August 24 18:12:40 2007 - cookstown

Johnny....
Joe...make that The Tellybrek fastbreak show!!
Tuesday August 21 20:36:25 2007

Johnny F.
Hi Bern...It was nice to meet you in Ned Natterjacks, and talking to you afterwards brought back some good memories of the Salford Uni. and (also) Manchester gigs.....
Hope we meet up again soon...
Hi Joe (Forde)...Good to hear from you ..
Glad you got to see the Brekfeast Telly show, I hope you and
your Band are rockin' the Blues over in Birmingham...
All the Best.....Johnny.
Tuesday August 21 20:32:31 2007

Bern | Bernie~AT~Lavelle3~DOT~wanadoo~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Hi Johnny, Steve and Blendi, just back from Ireland after touring around. Got to the gig in Natterjacks on 9th and wasn't dissappointed. Great show and great to chat to Johnny afterwards. Last saw you in 1977 in Salford University on the Book of Invasions tour. Once again thanks for a great night. Hope to see you all again soon. Bern.
Tuesday August 21 17:40:26 2007 - Back home in Manchester

Steve Travers
Thanks Joe, I am very hopeful that our book will be seen as a further step toward reconciliation and, in some small way, might help the healing process that still requires our careful attention. Showbands, Beat-Groups, Ballad-Groups etc were among the greatest "freedom-fighters" of that tragic conflict. Any musician that ever played north of the border during those dark days should hold his or her head high and feel proud that they fought valiantly and always successfully against the common enemy "sectarianism".
The sound of their music will be heard long after the guns have been silenced.
Tuesday August 21 13:46:54 2007 - Back in The Real World

Joe Forde | joe~DOT~forde~AT~tiscali~DOT~co~DOT~uk
I look forward very much to reading your forthcoming book Steve. I am delighted you have chosen to write this as I am sure it will have rekindled many treasured memories in you, as well as perhaps having a cathartic relevance for you and its readers at a time of such precious peace across the
island of Ireland. The showbands played an important part in Irish popular culture in their heyday, and set the scene for much that was to follow; they knew how to have fun. Good to see you three on breakfast telly too (how did we ever live without You Tube)?

All the best with the launch in September.
Tuesday August 21 09:39:07 2007 - Chesterfield, England

Liam | leecarroll1985~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Thank you so much for replying. Could you send me your telephone number. As I dont want to post address or phone number. I would love to ask some question about dad. I cant use house phone for out going mobile calls land line would be great. Mum and Clare would love to go to your book lunch as well. Only if you can help. Thanks look forward to hearing from you again. You have got Dana's brother number, Gerry brown.
Monday August 20 18:37:52 2007 - Tullow, Carlow, Ireland

Paul Comerford | pacacomerford~AT~eircom~DOT~net
Steve , I was speaking with the entrtainment manager in the Gleneagle killarney. hopefully he will get intouch with you soon,
you were telling me how much you liked playing there in your Miami days...its still a good gig ..
Sorry I missed the tv3 thing... bit too early , heard it was cool
talk soon
Paul Comerford
Monday August 20 18:14:34 2007 - fermoy co. cork

Liam Carroll | leecarroll1985~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Hey! Steve could you please contact me through my email. You played with my dad Joe Carroll. And also you played his tribute night in south harrow, middlesex. I'm the son of Joe and Maureen Carroll. Please contact me. Thank you
Monday August 20 11:55:04 2007 - Carlow, Ireland

Northener
Will you lads be up north or in dundalk any time soon?
Sunday August 19 16:20:02 2007

Site Admin
Home page news is now updated & some gigs added for Dublin and Ennis.
Sunday August 19 00:14:03 2007

BrendanMc | www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBpJcXDDrtY
Please ignore the last post.
Full link is:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBpJcXDDrtY
Friday August 17 23:17:23 2007

BrendanMc
I can announce yesterday's TV3 appearance is, well, here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBpJc
XDDrtY

I think the sound is not the Mae West - tuen her up to 11!
Friday August 17 23:12:17 2007

Chris Somers
Well I went against better judgement today and watched TV3's morning Ireland. Great stuff lads! Hope ye didn't raid the make-up department on yer way out of the building for any upcoming shows!
Friday August 17 19:19:02 2007

Jim Nelis
Congradulations to Michael Kielty jnr and John from the tribute band who achieved great results in their A levels today and also to any of the other members of the tribute band who may have sat exams as well. Oh, and i nearly forgot, congradulations to my daughter Eimear on her success in her AS exams today too.
Thursday August 16 15:35:00 2007 - Derry

BrendanMc
The dvd recorder will be set and youtube will be updated asap afterwards.

Good news about Rathmines gig part 2. Hope to get to this one.
Wednesday August 15 15:24:29 2007

Tom at The Office
Johnny, Steve and Blendi will be on Ireland AM on TV3 this Friday Aug. 17th and will do an acoustic number following an interview to promote their upcoming gig on Friday Aug. 24th at The Madison, Rathmines, Dublin. Johnny on a Martin acoustic, Steve on an Ovation 5-string acoustic bass and Blendi on percussion. This is a rarity as they are rarely seen before sundown!
Tuesday August 14 20:30:58 2007 - Over The Moon

Johnny F.
Just want to say Hi to all the good people we met in Moville,
Letterkenny, and Ballyshannnon last weekend...
Meeting such nice folk at the gigs is what makes it all worthwhile..whatever the weather!
Best from..Johnny, Steve, Blendi, Maggie.
Wednesday August 8 19:48:03 2007

Paul Comerford / the keyboard player you met in ballyshannon | pacacomerford~AT~eircom~DOT~net
Steve if you are still around kerry on friday night after your gig in castlegregory, give a shout into scotts killarney we are doin a gig there.. hopefully outdoors if the weather keeps up.
Wednesday August 8 18:04:51 2007 - fermoy co. cork

paul diamond | diamomaid~AT~gmail~DOT~com
hey lads and Maggie it was great to see you all in sunny Moville last weekend, Dave and i had a blast rockin out to all the classics, pity about sleepin in the car though, still i spose its a bit rock n roll! heres that link to our myspace theres three tracks from the forthcoming album there, id love to know what you think of them, see you all soon hopefully! http://www.myspace.com/yngve
Wednesday August 8 11:36:09 2007

Paul Comerford | pacaccomerford~AT~eircom~DOT~net
Hey Steve and Johnny.
Great to meet you guys after the show in Ballyshannon last sunday, look forward to catching you again soon.
paul
Tuesday August 7 19:51:40 2007 - fermoy co. cork

Alan Bogue
Hi Johnny, Steve & Blendi, a wonderful turnout yesterday in Ballyshannon to see a great gig, You Guy’s really had the crowd (both young & old) rocking. An amazing sound from Steve’s, 7 string Bass and it was the 1st time I saw Blendi with the Band and he is superb drummer and has really settled-in well. Congratulations: - Blendi on the new arrival!!. Johnny, as ever, was terrific. A special hello to Maggie. Good Luck to Steve with the Launch of his New Book, later in the year. Spotted Colm Sands, (The Sands Family) among the crowd. It was really good meeting you all afterwards and hope to see you all soon; Best Wishes, Alan.
Monday August 6 13:44:24 2007 - Newry

Keith Bogue | keithbogue~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Yet another great performance from the three wise men today in Ballyshannon. Great crowd who really enjoyed themselves.Some sound out of that seven string baby of yours Steve, some range. Welcome to the baby club Blendi. Great to see Maggie, told you I'd bring the good weather up from Limerick with me to Ballyshannon! Brought the memories back to see the great man himself playing in Donegal again. The kids had a great time.Talk to you all soon.
Sunday August 5 22:39:10 2007 - Donegal

Conor Mc Dermott | conorlap~AT~eircom~DOT~net
Hi Johnny, Steve and Blendi! It was a pleasure having you guys in Moville! It was a fantistic evening!Brought a tear to my eye when yous played Shakin all over and Trouble!! Hope to see yous again up around this area in the future. All the best, Conor
Saturday August 4 14:30:50 2007 - Moville, Co Donegal

Steve Travers
Hi Chris, It looks like I was using a Marshall at that time! I honestly can't remember it at all. I must be losing the marbles like Gerry Brown! See you in Kerry.
Thursday August 2 02:31:26 2007 - The Big Smoke

Chris Somers
Hey Steve, great shots of the "Draining Board" as Pete affectionately calls it and the Wal, thanks for the info, shame about the quasi-mullet ;)

Were you running through the Marshall in the background of that photo?
Monday July 30 00:27:50 2007

Site Admin
More Site updates. See Home page news.
Sunday July 29 15:38:59 2007

gerry brown | gerrybrown~DOT~1~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
hi steve,johnny,and blendie,it was great meeting up with you guys,dont forget to sign my gituar johnny,all the best see you soon gerry
Saturday July 28 22:44:10 2007 - newcastle co,down

Site Admin
A photo of Blendi is now up on the home page.
Thursday July 26 23:53:17 2007

Site Admin
Contacts details and gig times have now been added for some of the August gigs.
Tuesday July 24 21:20:04 2007

Peter
Mighty find .... That Blendi lad! Great gig in Castltgregory, really looking forward to the return on 9th August.

Blendi's playing on the mandolin tunes was only somthing else.
Got a mild touch of neck strain from trying to watch Steve's monouverings around the draining board - aka the neck of that 7 string - during the aforementioned mandolin tunes.
Standout moment JF "leaving" us during The Snakes Farewell".
I don't know where he went but by Jesus it was surely something being there with him.
Onward and upwards......
Monday July 23 15:56:29 2007 - Lee Delta

Johnny F.
It was really nice to meet up with Chris, Peter, and Trish at the gig in castlegregory on Fri. night..Thanks to everyone for
the great reception we recieved...
Dave.....my favourite 'patch' on the line 6 pod is the modern/classic (12o'clock) patch..I also like the 'Tweeds'..
have fun........Cheers...Johnny.
Sunday July 22 17:37:23 2007

Chris Somers
Lads. What can I say? Best gig of the past year no doubt about it and the icing on top of it all was Daddy Blendi. Too good for words! Thanks for a great day and a better night!
Saturday July 21 20:18:14 2007

Dave
Johnny , finally got a Pod Line 6 and am having fun on these rainy evenings. Dare I ask - whats your favourite amp 'patch' ?. I like the two 'Tweeds' myself . Fenders I presume. Best to Mags Steve and Blendi (congrats on your new arrival).
Friday July 20 15:47:40 2007 - Liffey Delta

derek burke | derekburke~AT~upcmail~DOT~ie
excellent news, best wishes to Blendi and Renatta, looking forward to seeing you guys again soon
Tuesday July 17 23:28:33 2007 - Waterford

Steve Travers
Johnny and I and the whole crew send our very best wishes and congratulations to Blendi and Renatta on the arrival of their beautiful new baby daughter.
Tuesday July 17 23:01:30 2007 - The Town of the Ford of The Wattles

Steve Travers
OK
Tuesday July 17 20:11:53 2007 - Lee Delta

caroline mc dermott | carmarie~AT~eircom~DOT~net
Hi Steve well it wont be long now untill you rock donegal Moville 3rd and letterkenny 4th aug. really looking forward to it. how about a radio interview with me on friday 27th july around 8.30pm ?? it could be done over the phone.
Tuesday July 17 17:37:09 2007 - sitting on a chair in room

PJG
First time out for 'Mojo' at Drogheda, and I dare anyone to find a better version anywhere..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaviL
0nGVnI

Johnny promises to tear down the Berlin Wall..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0CRJ
XXi2ww
(Or visit 'Coolraven' on Youtube)
Both recorded at the Madison Lounge, Rathmines.
Enjoy.
Tuesday July 17 15:14:48 2007 - Dublin

Mark Wilson | markeyhw~AT~aol~DOT~com
Loved the Drogheda gig last friday night. A few real surprises "The Snake's Farewell...", "The Berlin Wall" and "I Got My Mojo Working" - fantastic stuff. And a "real" drummer - what could be better. Thanks guys - and thanks to SF for the lift.
Saturday July 14 23:24:06 2007 - Antrim

Steve Travers
Ah folks you just have to see this lad. I think he's great. I'm gonna call Johnny now. He'll be chuffed.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdHTlzPrLqw
Friday July 13 19:28:18 2007 - Lee Delta

Johnny F.
Just want to say how much the Band enjoyed the recent gigs
in drogheda, and the Madison in Dublin...
It was great to see all of the regulars in Drogheda especially
Stephen, Noel, and Paddy.
Thanks to Eamon, and Dave, Alex, PJ, and Peter, for being at the Madison gig. A really nice venue, and a great night....Thanks Pat.......
Cheers...Johnny, Steve, and Blendi.
Tuesday July 10 20:03:30 2007

Dave
Great show from the three lads last night at a nice venue, The Madison. Watched Live Earth all day but that was just a warm up for the real show. After a soulful and bluesy accoustic set from B and KJ Mac the band took the stage and blazed their way through the classics. Blendi takes our two heros to new heights. A little less Lips this time and sounding better for it. The Zens b-side 'Berlin Wall' and 'Got my Mojo Working' were both special and 'Third Stone from the Sun' made an appearance in, I think, 'Dearg Doom' The real bonus for me was the first live performance I have heard of the brilliant ' Snakes Farewell to the Emerald Isle' and it lived up to expectations. Found out it was written by JF in the mid 70s in a Canadian hotel room. Great title I always thought and I learned later that the man who thought it up was at the gig too, down the back. Step forward the 'other EC', from Ceannanas Mor that is, Mr E. Carr.
Sunday July 8 14:18:40 2007 - Liffey Delta

Stephen Ferris
Hi guys, thanks for another big night in Drogheda. I enjoyed the surprises: Steve’s new 7 string Bass and him picking out daybreak on the top strings, Johnny on the Berliin Wall and the Snakes and the Mojo track too, and Blendi’s accompaniment giving the mandolin tracks a new dimension. Also good to re-meet the Louth and Cavan gangs and Maggie too.
I’m keeping an eye on the Dongeal dates, esp the outdoor events, to see if I can get some of my kids out. The problem is they tell me I embarrass them. ( I blame their parents for this attitude.)
Thanks again - see yous soon
Sunday July 8 09:24:27 2007 - Ballymena

George Richter | investigations~AT~eircom~DOT~net
Hi Steve and Johnny, I met you at your gig at the oakwood , 50's Bash, I had mentioned that your music was going down well in Berlin and was to get back to you, Sorry but i had a bereavement in the family and could not get back to you, anyway, I am heading to Berlin this saturday and will get back to you on my return. P.s Will also be in warwickshire next week and will promote your music there as well, Only managed to get Rollback and Dance hall sweethearts, But I will be pumping them as I think that the music is the best, You played the best at the 50's bash, Thanks for a fantasic evening.
Thursday July 5 00:50:19 2007 - Limerick

Steve Travers
Hi Rosa, Yes, Tipperary and Kilkenny could certainly be in our sights. I'm from South Tipperary and Kilkenny is just "up the road". I have great memories of The Marble City from my days with Dave Prim, Alan Murphy and James Delaney.
You're right, Blendi is a real talent and a great guy. We are very fortunate to have such a great drummer.
Sunday June 24 14:09:06 2007

rosa | rosemary25~AT~eircom~DOT~net
just wondering if kilkenny or tipp might be on your list of places to visit. I know Blendi and have heard him many times play , he is one talented man . Lucky ye !
Saturday June 23 15:20:41 2007

Johnny F.
Hi to all the good folk who have recently posted on the guestbook...Hi to Tony C.,....
It was good to see some familiar faces at the Wexford gig last weekend....Cheers...
Johnny.
Thursday June 21 18:53:23 2007

JT
For Johnny.
Clive Bunker and Doane Perry drum duet (or duel)...
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu
seaction=vids.individual&videoid=2036646
643
Sunday June 17 15:21:47 2007

Site Admin
June 30th event added to gig page. Johnny play as a guest artist at the Legends of Rock n Roll event in Clones.
Sunday June 17 12:22:33 2007

Derek Burke | derekburke~AT~upcmail~DOT~ie
Traveling to Wexford tonight, really looking forward another great night, we totally enjoyed Enniscorthy, anyway talk to ye later.
Friday June 15 15:41:01 2007 - Waterford

Steve Travers
Hi Conor, We're looking forward to playing Donegal. It's been a while. See you in Moville.
Friday June 15 00:05:53 2007 - Lee Delta

Steve Travers
Johnny said it; The Cobblestones was a great gig last Friday. We certainly enjoyed ourselves and the audience was great. Hello to Caroline McDermott, Highland Radio's top DJ. You never know Caroline we just might take you up on the offer sooner than you think.
Wednesday May 16 18:59:46 2007 - Fighting The Axe

Caroline mc dermott | carmarie~AT~eircom~DOT~net
Well Steve it was really good chatting to you today and i look forword to talking to the Deans at the end of the month
such young guy's with big talent ( sheer bliss )
~~Caroline~~
Wednesday May 16 13:30:20 2007 - my son's bedroom, where the computer is

Johnny F.
Hi to all..just want to thank the people who were able to make it to the Cobblestones gig on fri. night (last)...
It was a great gig for myself, Steve, and Blendi...and you were
all in good voice to make it a great night....
Cheers...Johnny, Steve, Blendi..
Wednesday May 16 00:23:47 2007

Steve Travers
Hi Keith, Hopefully Dave can get down to Ballyshannon for a natter. I haven't seen The Who live for quite some time but I have great memories of jamming with Pino at his (Hamish and Mazzie's) house in Bedford Road, Reading back around '82. He is certainly making his mark now and rightly so.
Thursday May 10 11:17:04 2007 - The Real Smoke

Keith Bogue
Steve, ran into Dave Wintour at a gig in Donegal. Told him about the Ballyshannon gig and he says he will try and get down to it if he is not playing. He turned in a great blues set and I had a chat with him after wards about his work with Roger Daltry, who I had seen a couple of weeks earlier in New York playing with some geezer called Townsend and one Pino on the bass. Regards to all, I don't think I will make the Cobblestone gig.
Tuesday May 8 20:35:08 2007 - The Shannon Delta

Noel Kelly
Thank you for your kind comments Steve, but I would never presume to have anything to do with your marvelous career. It was evident even in the early days that you had the dedication and talent to make music your life, while we were struggling with the basic chords. Although I have not seen you perform since the new Miami days, comments from the fortunate people who have seen you and the group play are praise indeed. You deserve the success Best wishes mate. As for me I still struggle with certain chords but my Rickenbacker makes me look the part.!!!!!
A quick Hi to Derek Burke, great to hear from you. Those Castleview days were unforgettable. Cheers Derek.
Sunday May 6 23:34:17 2007 - Land of Oz

Steve Travers
Hi Derek, thanks for making the journey last night. It was great to meet you and your lovely lady. Thanks for the kind comments. We hope to see you again soon.
Sunday May 6 22:03:24 2007 - Lee Delta

Derek burke
Was at the gig in Enniscorthy last night and just have to say expected a good night but lads it was magic, we were just blown away with the sound and the talent of you three guys. Great to talk to ye after too, it was really so cool to meet living legends and two of Ireland's most talented musicians, not forgetting Blendi who was brilliant and a really nice guy too. Thanks for a great night, looking forward to the next one.
Great to see a fellow Carrick man Noel Kelly posting here, I remember him well from the tennis club, I was great friends with his girlfriend's sister MoG.
Sunday May 6 19:13:40 2007 - Waterford

Steve Travers
I'm delighted to hear from Noel Kelly. For better or for worse, it was Noel who started my performing career! I sincerely hope you're still playing Noel; as Dave Prim and I always considered you a fine guitarist with a rhythm "to die for". You'll remember we would press the headstocks of our guitars against the bedroom door to amplify the sound when we couldn't afford an amplifier! Happy Days with Jesse Walsh, Bear Griffin and The Web at the tennis hops and Forrester's Hall. I learned a lot from you my friend. God bless you. Steve.
Friday May 4 09:22:33 2007 - Lee Delta

The Watcher
Johnny Fean, Steve Travers & Blendie Krasniqi
The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin -Friday 11th May - 9pm
€15 (€12 if booked in advance)

Johnny Fean (Horslips) Vocals, Guitars and Mandolin, Steve Travers (Miami Showband) Five and Seven-string Basses and Blendie Krasniqi (Davy Spillane), Drums, Percussion and guitar. Exciting addition to the two guys sound is Blendi Krasniqi from Kosova. Since coming to Ireland he has played drums/percussion in numerous cutting-edge bands, with styles ranging from Jazz, funk, reggae, bossa-nova, trad & world music.
Friday May 4 09:10:52 2007 - The Big Smoke

Noel Kelly | kelly~DOT~noel~AT~saugov~DOT~sa~DOT~gov~DOT~au
Hit on the Fean& Travers site one day while surfing, what a site and what memories. I had no idea that an old school friend of mine Steve Travers had teamed up with Mr Fean. When are they going to tour the land of Oz? Blusey Trad what a combo. I would kill to see a Gig next time I visit the Notherm Hemisphere.
Friday May 4 01:07:26 2007 - Adelaide, South Australia

Stephen Ferris
I was looking down the guest page here at Keith Bogue's posting about Ennis.
I was wondering did John Williams make it to that festival. As chance would have it I watched The Deer Hunter movie last weekend. I was surprised to see Steve Katz's name among the sound credits. The film was released the same year as the Katz produced The Man Who Built America album.
If you apply bit of Irish logic that makes Robert De Niro the first cousin of Johnny Fean. You know in a certain light from a certain angle…
Thursday May 3 21:42:52 2007

gerry brown | gerrybrown~DOT~1~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
is there any truth in the rumor that steve is going to give the world bank a loan,
Tuesday April 24 09:10:51 2007 - gulf of belfast

Steve Travers
Listening to some great bands....... looking at great guitars at great prices........ I'm really looking forward to playing Enniscorthy and Dublin with Johnny and Blendi over the next few weeks.
Friday April 20 16:14:14 2007 - Gulf of Mexico

Mark Wilson | markeyhw~AT~aol~DOT~com
Just finished reading Johnny - the early days. Absolutely fascinating. Pics and story amazing. I had no idea about Johnny's involvement in these bands. More please
Friday April 13 16:44:43 2007 - Antrim

Johhny F.
A very Happy Easter to all here on this guestbook...
Have a great weekend whatever you're doing....
cheers.......
Johnny.
Friday April 6 17:52:26 2007

Suzanne | kissyface46~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
so...any chance you fine gentlemen will be stateside this summer...or fall...or whenever...preferably the NY Metro area? i am envious of all those from the Horslips gb that have been able to see you play live...what about us NY'ers!!
Tuesday April 3 15:28:47 2007 - New York City

Derek Burke
Thanks Alien, I'm really looking forward to the gig should be a great night if past experiences are anything to go by.
Thursday March 29 15:10:43 2007 - Waterford

Alien
Hi Derek It would probably be wise to book a ticket as the boys stuffed the place last couple of times they played it and with Blendi on board on drums I can promise you a cracking gig. The contact number for Holohans is 085-7871220
Wednesday March 28 20:22:16 2007 - Co Clare

Derek Burke | derekburke~AT~ntlworld~DOT~ie
Hi Lads,
Just booked a place to stay in Enniscorthy for May 5th, what's the story with the gig there, is it ticket? do ya have a contact number for Houlihan's? Six of us heading there (4 from Carrick) really looking forward to a great night.
Wednesday March 28 18:02:33 2007 - Waterford

PJG
Now they do.
Sunday March 25 19:40:48 2007 - Dublin

Stephen Downes | StephenDownes1~AT~Gmail~DOT~com
Hi Johnny, I am the Drummer/ Lead guitarist with Robert Curry's Blues Band, I beleive he sent you a copy of our Demo, I just thought id drop by and compliment you on your music. I love the stuff. Cant wait to see you live soon.
Friday March 23 22:52:36 2007 - Dublin Ireland

Johnny F.
I would like to thank Lora Lee, Damien, and Sean hennessy for putting together the 'portrait' /presentation on St. Paddy's day in Denver..
And...not forgetting the good people and management of the'Fado bar' (Denver), ...Thank you.
Hi to keith and daughter it was nice to see you at the recent
Guitar Fest. gig in Ennis..also Hi to Paul...
It was a great night and a great audience....
Cheers....
Johnny.
Thursday March 22 01:42:29 2007

Steve Travers
Hi Keith, It was good to talk to you and Joanie Mitchell after the gig. Dave Wintour is indeed a highly respected bass player. I'm a great admirer of his work. Please pass on my best regards. We're at The Ballyshannon Folk Festival this Summer; perhaps Dave might come along! The Deans are recording the final tracks for their "Deans and Friends" album. Their final guest is Rory Gallagher. Can you imagine the buzz in the studio tomorrow as Gavin Dean rips it up with Rory! I can't wait to get behind the desk. What an honour.
Wednesday March 21 17:39:14 2007 - Lee Delta

skylah
hay jesse what are you doing
Wednesday March 21 00:55:52 2007

Keith Bogue
One hell of a gig in The Bardge Rooms in Ennis on the eve of the Saint Paddy. Great to hear the Zen's Berlin Wall after all these years. Hey guys more of the same. Blendi is settling in, you would swear that he has been playing with the boys for years! Wait till the rest of the gang see him in the big smoke, you are in for a treat. The crowd were up for it and as Paul ( on his way to Sligo! ) will tell you, gave a display of dancing not seen since Horslips played the Astoria Ballroom in Bundoran, circa 1974. Apart from Berlin Wall favorite of the night had to be Snakes Farewell. Maggie, the birthday girl sends a big hello. Steve as usual in great form. By the way Steve that Bass player Dave Wintour, who now lives in Donegal, played on the TOMMY soundtrack as well as Daltrey's solo albums. He is also credited on the WHO'S magic bus album, plus Chicken Shack, Steerlers Wheeel etc, etc. I enjoyed our chat after the show as did the daughter.
Tuesday March 20 23:52:42 2007 - Limerick

PJG
Johnny and Steve at the Cherry Tree..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4qn_68jT_Q

Steve somersaults...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG3Gn5cMzwI

Johnny and Steve at the Cobblestone..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS_9TWdw73w
Thursday March 15 13:24:33 2007 - Dublin

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Steve Travers
Many thanks Lee; our voice in San Francisco.
Sunday March 11 16:20:58 2007 - Lee Delta

Lee Templeton
I was a little behind on spreading the news on the gig in Tuam, but did my best to get the word out on MySpace. Doing much more with the upcoming gig in Ennis, Co. Clare!

It's my way of wishing I could be there!

Niall -- I was at You Tube just now and saw the video updates on my subscription. They're all waiting for my afternoon coffee break web-surf treat!
Wednesday March 7 22:18:35 2007 - San Francisco

Niall
Here are two videos from Johnnys gig in Drogheda with Paddy Goodwin & The Holy Ghosts. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR_nJ
vo8e4Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EcjO
fdEqzE
Sunday March 4 14:13:26 2007

Keith Bogue
Well done Blendi. Good gig last night in the fastest town in Ireland,Tuuuuuummmmme. Hi Niall, that must be a gig record, 10 minutes, at least you got Dearg Doom, great to see you. Great version of 'Ramblin' Johnny. Nice crowd. Congrats to the Deans on their award. Hope to make it Ennis, It will make a change to be only 20 miles from a Fean and Travers gig. Don't forget to check to start time Niall, we live on a different timeline here on the west coast! Hi Steve, played a blinder as usual.
Sunday March 4 00:08:33 2007 - Limerick

Niall
Just in the door. Great gig, for me, all of 10 minutes, but a great version of Dearg Doom, Blendi really adds a new dimension to the set. Nice to meet him afterwards. Good to see Keith and the Deans too.
I could have sworn I heard Steve roar from the dressing room "Oko Yono, you're FIRED!!!!"
Til next time.....
Saturday March 3 03:10:46 2007

Steve Travers
Hello Dolly (there's a song in that!!!). Always good to hear from a Carrick ex-pat. I remember your family (ESB????) I'll pass your regards on to Gay Brazel and the lads from The Whole Shebang. They're well scattered by now. All the best.
Thursday March 1 23:11:20 2007 - Lee Delta

dolly thompson larkin | tameangraleat~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Hi I"m from carrick but now reside in canada. great to hear the Cowboys are having a reunion I remember them well. Heard the whole Shabang in Cleveland Ohio a few years back, they were really good. Used to be a great friend og Gay's we grew up together on Mill Street.
Thursday March 1 03:09:50 2007 - Mississauga Canada

Derek Burke | derekburke~AT~ntlworld~DOT~ie
Good to see ye playing Enniscorthy in May, looking forward to it, we'll be traveling from Waterford and Carrick, can't wait.
Wednesday February 28 22:52:38 2007

Keith Bogue
Just back home from the Drodheda gig ( a week later). First off a big thank you to Paddy Goodwin for a great night of music. Last time I saw Paddy play was in Letterkenny in the last century when I booked a band called the Motoravaters. A great set from Johnny and the rest of the gang rounded off a night to remember.A brillant venue, maybe the good people of Drogheda will get to see Fean and Travers there, they deserve a treat. Nice to meet Niall and the rest of the gang. Hi to Maggie.See you all soon in Ennis I hope.
Friday February 23 22:02:51 2007 - LIMERICK

Niall Geoghegan | niallgeoghegan~AT~exemail~DOT~com~DOT~au
Hi Johnny - I tried to contact you a year or two ago via the site but I think it might have got lost in the many messages you seem to get these days. I am writing from Sydney where I now live and remember well the Saturday nights going to the Archway Tavern in London to see The Treat. Dave, Danny and yourself were the best part of my week for a long long time before I went to Australia. I particularly remember the first gig you did with The Treat when Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy) had been playing for months before that and then suddenly you appeared. Dave Hall had such a grin on his face when he introduced you but we had already recognized you and were screaming with delight at Eric's replacement - no disrespect to Eric but what a treat it was indeed!. I'm glad you got the Horslips back together for the short while over the last couple of years as we talked so much about it during that time but as I missed it all by being on this side of the world I can only make do with the DVDs, CDs and the odd YouTube Videos etc. :) - The acoustic versions of the songs on the new album are amazing. Please please write something new togther!! Do you remember when I had to loan you a cassette of "Short Stories Tall Tales" so you could remember how "Guests of the Nation" went...? It soon become a big number with The Treat when you brought it into the set. Anyway, I hope yourself and Maggie are well and that life on the road with Steve is as magical as ever for you. If you ever find yourself over this part of the world please look me up as I spent years as an agent here and know a good few gigs you could play. Take care!
Thursday February 22 12:28:56 2007 - Sydney - Australia

DAVID | killerwheeliebin~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
JOHNNY FEAN IS THE MAN. BUT HORSLIPS WERE THE BAND. GET BACK TOGETHER FOR THE FANS WE NEED YE.
Tuesday February 20 14:39:13 2007 - CO.CLARE

Peter Somers
Johnny, a fabulous gig in Drogheda last Friday. Just to say that the sound was great and the night was mighty. That band you had have fierce potential, mind you the guitarist was a bit of a handful, luckily you were able to handle him!
Enjoyed meeting everyone after the show. Love to Maggie
Pity about the rowdy crowd in the hotel ....
Tuesday February 20 11:09:06 2007 - Lee Delta

Alan Bogue
Johnny and Steve, just a few words of Thanks for the Fantastic Gig at the Cherry Tree on Saturday night and its great to see you both, kicking-off 2007 on such a high note. We had a few 1st timers with us on Saturday and they were just bowled-over by the incredible music. It was great talking to you both after the gig. A Special hello to Maggie and to the regulars; Niall, Brendan Mc, Pat and Alex. A Terrific night had by all!!.

Best Wishes
Monday February 12 10:19:04 2007 - Newry

Niall
Great gig last night. Great to hear The Winter Runestone live and The Snakes Farewell again.
Nice venue too, hopefully it will take off and be a regular haunt. Am I being selfish because it only 10 min up the road? Maybe.
Good to see the usuals, BrendanMc, Pat, Alex & to meet Alan Bogue again.
Hope everyone got home safe and sound. See you soon
Sunday February 11 19:47:41 2007

BrendanMc
See all you boys and girls tomorrow.
Friday February 9 21:50:06 2007

Steve Travers
Breaking News; The Deans have just been voted "Best New Rock Band" by readers of "The Irish World Newspaper" in Britain. The young Galway band will receive the prestigious award in London on Feb. 26th.
Wednesday February 7 17:42:22 2007 - New York

Steve Travers
The Deans have a new My-Space. You can visit them at www.myspace.com/deansrockandroll
Tuesday February 6 21:42:59 2007 - Lee Delta

Conor McAloon
Hopefully I'll get to see ye lads again at The Cherrytree, been lookin' forward to it for weeks!
Monday February 5 12:38:17 2007

Steve Travers
Hi Derek, Good to hear from a Carrick man. The home of such greats as Dave Prim, Gay Brazel and The Sheriff........ There's no place as calming as the river-bank. Take it easy...but take it.
Friday February 2 17:19:29 2007 - Moscow

Derek Burke | derekburke~AT~ntlworld~DOT~ie
Hi Johnny & Steve,
I grew up in Carrick where Stevie's a legend, caught ya jamming in the Whistler's a while back, magic night. First ever gig was Horselips in the old Ormonde Hall in Carrick prob about 1980, still ranks as one of my greatest memories. Just wanted to wish ye both all the best and hope to catch ye live somewhere this year.
Friday February 2 14:52:10 2007 - Waterford

Steve Travers
Hi Jason, Good to hear from you after all these years. Your Dad was a great friend. I'll email you off line. All the best, Steve.
Thursday February 1 17:12:57 2007 - Lee Delta

jason carroll (joe carrolls son) | cabriolet_doctor~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
hi steve glad to see you are well if you do any gigs in 2007 let me know would love to see you all the best jason
Saturday January 27 20:19:46 2007 - middlesex uk

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Saturday January 27 19:37:56 2007

Steve Travers
Many thanks to everyone for the good wishes over the Christmas and birthday period. Johnny and I have been adding some stuff to the set so I hope you like it! If you get a minute take a look at Derek Ryan's (my cousin) My Space. I've never seen anything like his fan club. You can catch up with him on http://www.myspace.com/derekryanmusic
Friday January 26 18:32:20 2007 - Deep South

Stephen Ferris
That Ennis International Guitar Festival event looks like one to watch. I was looking on-line and see that John Williams is going along. He must be one of the great names in Classical Guitar, but the only piece of his I know is Cavatina. I'm sure I've heard him on radio doing some Beatles stuff though.

While I'm here I want to mention Conor McAloon. I met him while he was gigging at Xmas in omagh. He told me he had a self penned guitar composition on his myspace. I found it. It's a lovely piece called Anaroore! Not a million miles away from what Williams might play. It sounds very fresh and surely worth a listen! I found it by googling for Conor McAloon and clicking the myspace link.
I'd have left him a message there, but I've no myspace account, so he can read this message when he checks in.

Anyway Johnny and Steve good luck with that Ennis Guitar Festival gig!
Tuesday January 23 23:33:40 2007

Dave
Belated best wishes for 2007 to Steve John and Maggie. Hope to see you under the Cherry Tree.

(John did that EC CD play OK?)
Monday January 22 13:48:59 2007 - Liffey Delta

BrendanMc
Happy Noo etc. Thanks for the text Maggie. See ye all in Walkinstown.
Sunday January 21 20:51:29 2007

Niall
Hi Johnny & Steve, I've just been looking back over comments left on the Youtube videos, don't know if you've seen any of them.

Johnny's Wedding
Coyote Ranch, Feb 2005

A brilliant version! If you don't already know anything about 'Celtic Rock' guitar, this is the man who invented it..The original and the Best!

This clip evokes echoes of the Belfast Gigs and send shivers up my back bone ... DOC

and i got the shakes in my kneebone!

Further On Up The Road
Bridghouse, Tullamore - March 2005

This is killer blues guitar playing from Johnny and
great vocals!! Awesome Maaan!

Johnny's Wedding
Bridghouse, Tullamore - March 2005

This is another brilliant version from Johnny and
Steve..Great playing and great sound...

King Of The Fairies
Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Nov 2006

Johnny Fean! the undisputed master of celtic rock
guitar!! This video is the dogs bollox! It doesn't
get any better than this!

OMG THATS SO COOL! I want to dance my set to it!!! These guys are the poo! I love them after only hearing them play king of the fairies!!!! NEW FAN!

How fantastic! Do you have a cd with this?

The Snakes Farewell To The Emerald Isle
Cobblestone, Dublin 18 November 2006

Beautiful playing from Johnny...sublime..what a guitar
tone..superb....

You Really Got Me
Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Nov 2006

WOW!!This version ROCKS! sparks flying from Johnny's
guitar! The BIZ!

Rakish Paddy/Silver Spear
Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Nov 2006

That is superb mandolin playing from Johnny..as good as it gets...this version is GREAT!! tight as a crabs ass!!

Further On Up The Road
Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Nov 2006

Mighty stuff there boys and girls
Tuesday January 16 21:30:03 2007

PJG
Steve,.belated happy birthday.
Really really enjoyed 'Blondie ' from the 'Dawn of The Crack' (from the sample play) also 'The Dedication' is very doo-wop, just as I like it.
Monday January 15 17:44:07 2007 - Dublin

Chris Somers
Happy Birthday Steve! Keep working on those scales and you'll crack it someday.....;)
Monday January 15 16:22:17 2007

Niall
Belated Birthday greetings Steve.
See you soon.
Sunday January 14 19:14:01 2007

Steve Travers
Many thanks Johnny and Maggie. I've been out of circulation but back now and rearin' to go. See you on Tuesday. Thanks also to Stephen Ferris, I enjoyed our long chat today. The Samuel Pepys of the music scene.
Saturday January 13 21:37:40 2007 - Lee Delta

Johnny Fean
I just want to take this opportunity to wish (the young lad) Steve , a Very happy Birthday! (although a little belated).. We hope you had a great Day, yesterday,..and many, many more to come...All the best, Johnny and Maggie.
Saturday January 13 01:09:02 2007 - Shannon Delta...mamma

Johnny F.
Thanks to the website Admin. for the re-vamp '07 on the
website homepage....
Johnny.
Saturday January 6 22:02:56 2007

PJG
Looking forward to Johnny and Steve at the Cherry Tree in Walkinstown in a few weeks time, haven't heard them in a while so must be getting withdrawal symptoms, maybe should go on YouTube now ..[http://www.youtube.com/results?search
_query=Johnny+Fean&search=Search] for a quick burst of the duo to be going on with.
My wishlist for additions to their playlist ( if I might be so bold) would be...
'I Am The One'... just to hear that played live, what a great song.
'Whiskey In The Jar'.. for the memory of Phil Lynott.
'A New Day Yesterday' or 'Cross-Eyed Mary' or ANYTHING Tull.
What would others like to hear, I'm sure it would be of interest to our bize ?
Friday January 5 22:42:52 2007 - Dublin... the boys [soon] back in town

jim | jimharkin~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
when will we get a gig in the nw
happy new year to all
Monday January 1 22:37:50 2007 - nw ireland

Stephen Ferris
Hi Johnny & Steve. Thanks indeed for all the gigs a craic in 2006. My car mechanic sends his fond regards too, and he asks to make sure you keep the gigs coming again this year.
I've been at a few "local" gigs this week: The Rory Gallagher tribute in the Ulster Hall on Friday and then Omagh for Horlypse on Sat night. Johnny's version of Shakin' all over was played on both nights. I took the family to the panto in the Waterfront in Belfast ( In the smaller studio hall) on Thursday evening. I heard Steve was due to be up there one night. I wonder were we in the building at the same time?
Anyway, I'll add my good wishes to those of my mechanic and wish you both and Maggie, & people I've got to know through your music, a great year for 2007.
Monday January 1 20:31:45 2007

Niall
Happy New Year to Johnny, Maggie & Steve and everyone else here on the guestbook. 2006 was a great year full of great gigs and music. Heres to more of the same in 2007
Sunday December 31 20:15:28 2006

Johnny Fean
A very Happy new Year to everyone, past and present on the guestbook...Have a great '07....
All the best...
Johnny, Steve, and Maggie......
Sunday December 31 18:48:51 2006

Alex
Happy new year to Johnny Steve and maggie see you soon .Alex
Sunday December 31 10:28:11 2006

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