John's Journal. February 2018.

Published on 17th February 2018 • 0 comments

Well these are exciting times in the Hit Factory my friends, exciting times! I have been three long years working hard on my big Gaelic Opera FÍORUISCE - THE LEGEND OF THE LOUGH and have finally finished the first draft.... Read Post

A SONG FOR COUNTY LAOIS 2016

Published on 20th November 2016 • 0 comments

Hey lads it's been a great honour for me to celebrate the 1916 centenary by taking part in the Irish Songs We Learned At School project around County Laois. Big thanks to Music Generation Laois, and Laois 2016 for inviting... Read Post

JOHN SPILLANE'S IRISH SONGS WE LEARNED AT SCHOOL - AR AIS ARÍS! (Back Again!)

Published on 16th November 2016 • 1 comments

Delighted to announce that my two albums of Irish songs are once again on general release in a double album package and have dived straight into the Irish Album Charts at number 18. Hurray! Hurray! Top Twenty lads, here we... Read Post

NA BAILÉID Clár 8 TG4 Sunday Oct 23rd 10pm

Published on 20th October 2016 • 0 comment

Sliabh na mBan - Brendan Begley accompanied by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin on piano.Follow me up to Carlow - John Spillane with Danny and Bob Grace (Keltic Cats) and Donnacha Gough on bodhrán (Danú). Boolavogue - Anthony Kearns.Last episode in this dreamlike... Read Post

Blog Na Bailéid Clár 7 - Sunday 16th October 10pm TG4

Published on 20th October 2016 • 0 comments

The Curragh of Kildare - Eddie ReaderEibhlín a Rún - Séamus Ó Beaglaoich and Méabh Ní BheaglaoichWhiskey in the Jar - Seamie O' Dowd with Cathy Jordan and Rick EppingThis song detective wanders through the midlands of Ireland in search... Read Post




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