John playing with Paddy Goodwin and the Holy Ghosts in McHugh’s, Drogheda May 2019. Guest band members include Barry Devlin and Jim Lockhart of Horslips and Anthony Thistlethwait of the Waterboys, all sporting stylish Manny Man T-shirt’s!

Manny Man Does the History of Ireland National tour – February – March 2019. Featuring Louise Conaghan, produced by An Grianán Theatre

Performing with Darragh Byrne in Frank Pig Says Hello by Pat McCabe, directed by Joe O’Byrne, 2017 with Co-Motion Media. Followed by an Irish Tour Autumn 2018.
Photos by Conlith White.
Performing with Louise Conaghan in my own play Manny Man Does the History of Ireland On Stage, directed by Rachael Devir and produced by An Grianán Theatre, 2018.
Photos by Paul McGuckin.

That time me and Niall McDonagh played a gig for Daisy Ridley, Rian Johnson and the crew of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in McGrory’s while they were shooting in Donegal in 2016.

Presenting Panti Bliss with Manny Man Does the History of Ireland after her fabulous show in An Grianán Theatre, 2017.

Recording Chopped Liver by Fergal McElherron with Charlene McKenna in RTÉ.  Directed by Goretti Slevin, 2016.

Speaking in Eason on O’Connell Street as part of their commemoration of the 1916 Centenary.

Directing the madness with An Grianán Youth Theatre‘s production of Blackadder Goes Forth, 2017.
Production photos by Rik Walton.
Photoshoot with Richard Noble, 2015.

Photoshoot with Richard Noble, 2016.

Photoshoot with Richard Noble, 2017.

Talking about Shakespeare in Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, 2014.

Performing in The Life of Galileo with Richard Noble and Meghan Reid, 2014.

Performing as Spud Redrage in the Irish Air Guitar Championships 2011.

Performing with Nick O’Connell in McKeague and O’Brien Present: The Rising by Joe O’Byrne
Photos by Declan English

Performing with Eoghan Mac Ghiolla Bhridhge, Kieran Kelly and Elaine Gillespie in the multi-award winning production of The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow, 2012.

Performing with Eoghan Mac Ghiolla Brhridge in Mass Appeal by Bill C. Davis, 2013.

Performing in Fiesta by Guy Le Jeune, directed by Sean Lonergan in An Grianán Theatre, 2014 as part of the Earagail Arts Festival.

Photoshoot with Paul Rooney, 2012.
Performing with Louise Conaghan in I Would Walk These Fields Again by Guy Le Jeune, 2015.
Photos by Brian Ó Droma.

Performing in Unified: The Musical by Guy Le Jeune, directed by David Grant in An Grianán Theatre, 2016.

That time I met Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut in 2014, after a sing-song in McGrory’s of Culdaff, in which I sang Monty Python’s The Galaxy Song!

Receiving a Civic Reception in Letterkenny in 2012 for being part of Letterkenny Music and Drama Groups hugely successful production of The 39 Steps.

That time I jammed with Chic in McGrorys in 2013.

In RTÉ with Joe O’Byrne, Pat McCabe and Nick Dunning recording the radio play Brady: The Revenant in 2014.

At the launch of my book Manny Man Does Revolutionary Ireland: 1916-1923 at the Alligham Festival, Ballyshannon, 2017.

Performing with Nabiha Lecoq and Guy Charleton in The History of the World @ 3am by Joe O’Byrne, as part of the 5 Lamps Festival in 2018 with Co-Motion Media.

Directing the huge cast of Footloose: The Musical with Loreto Secondary School and St Eunan’s College in An Grianán Theatre in 2018.