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