With over 30 years in the music business, Harry O’Donoghue has become a master folksinger, storyteller and songwriter.
His comfortable easygoing manner has become a trademark. On stage with acoustic guitar, bodhran and his gentle voice, Harry weaves and interconnects a pattern filled with history and culture, his songs telling the story of Ireland past and present. Add with that his quick wit, engaging humour and ability to draw an audience into his show and the result is a wonderfully enjoyable and memorable experience.
Born and raised in Drogheda on the banks of the River Boyne, just three miles inland from the Irish Sea, Harry began his musical career when he was twenty, performing at Folk Masses and for the Irish Wheelchair Association, among others. In 1979 he was a founding member of the group Terra Nova and by the mid-eighties they were touring the U.S. and signed to Polydor Records. When the group performed their last concert in 1987 Harry embarked on what would become a hugely successful solo career.
Harry has performed, by invitation, with the Savannah Symphony and has shared the bill with such international recording artists as Mary Black, Cathie Ryan, Andy M. Steward, Natalie McMaster, the Furey Brothers, Tommy Makem, Danny Doyle and others. He performs throughout the U.S. and Ireland in a variety of settings, from concerts to colleges, cruise ships, festivals, clubs, private events, conventions and singer/songwriter showcases all of which testify to the universal appeal of his warm and entertaining musical style.