John Donoghue is an award-winning New Zealand recording artist best known for his associations with a long list of prominent NZ Folk and Rock bands.
"Timberjack Donoghue" was the name given to early recordings of his own original material.
releases were on the Ode Records (NZ) label and notable for containing themes that addressed social and environmental issues.
The first "Timberjack Donoghue" release, the single "Dahli Mohammed" was
selected as a finalist in New Zealand's "Loxene Golden Disc Awards" (1972)
This was followed by a debut album of original folkrock songs, "Spirit of Pelorus Jack," which won "New Zealand Album of the Year Award" (1973)
In 1975 he recorded a second album of original
material for Ode ("Donoghue") before retiring from his overground recording career to return to his life as a working musician.
Since 2010 he has been making one live annual concert appearance performing a selection of his original material as
"The Timberjack Donoghue Project." This take place on the wakastage at the Waitangi Treaty
Grounds, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, each Waitangi Day. (Feb 6th)
This official homesite contains the Timberjack Donoghue story as told in his own words.
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