John Donoghue is an award-winning New Zealand folkrock musician best known for his associations with a long list of prominent NZ Folk and Rock bands.

The "Timberjack Donoghue Project" is a platform for his own original compositions. (see History chapter 4 part 4)

This project began in the early 1970's with a collection of his original songs released on the Ode Records (NZ) label. These songs were notable for containing themes that addressed social and environmental issues. (see Discography)

The first "Timberjack Donoghue" release, the single "Dahli Mohammed" was selected as a finalist in New Zealand's "Loxene Golden Disc Awards" (1972)

The following year, while a guitarist in NZ rockband "The Human Instinct," he released his debut solo album of original folkrock songs for Ode, "Spirit of Pelorus Jack," which won "New Zealand Album of the Year Award."(1973)

In 1975 he released another critically-acclaimed album of original songs for Ode ("Donoghue") after which he retired from his solo career and returned to his life as a working musician (see history section)

Since 2010 he has returned to his solo career by making annual live appearances performing selections of his original "Timberjack Donoghue" repertoire. These concert sets take place on the Wakastage at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, each Waitangi Day. (Feb 6th) (see History chapter 4 part 4) 

This official homesite contains the Timberjack Donoghue story as told in his own words.


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