Lettercollum Recording

 

As time passed he played bass and keyboards in the group of the late Noel Redding (formerly Jimi Hendrix Experience) who lived and played regularly in DeBarras and Shanleys. In parallel he started his own recording studio in Clonakilty  whilst doing sound/lighting design, installation and operation.

John played keyboards with the Boogie Band, Cork, entertaining at corporate events and weddings in the Munster area. As guitarist with Bog the Donkey he travelled throughout Ireland, Europe and the US.  He recorded with numerous groups (see discography below) and composed and recorded the soundtrack of the Dutch cartoon series ‘Boos’.

In parallel John acted as the Musical director  and designer with the Manning Brothers Christmas Show, and did their stage sound and lighting design. He currently works with Roy Harper as his touring engineer and as his studio engineer  he is currently remastering his past albums. John does song pre/production for artists like Don Mescall, Shay Healy, Brian McFadden,LeAnn Rimes, Randy Goodman, Craig Wiseman, Ricky Ross, Scott English, Jimmy McCarthy.

John is a consultant  for Pro Hire & Installation, Soundtrax Sound & Lighting Cork and is busy regarding the system design and operation of De Barras Folk Club Clonakilty. John has excellent working knowledge of all major  platforms (Logic, Protools, Cubase, etc.) and internet applications. His training achievements include Rational Acoustics- Smaart V6 Training, Apple Certified Pro Logic 8, Dublin, Meyer Sound (Fundamentals of System Design, Implementation and Optimization Seminar), Avolites London (Lighting Design & Programming) and Crosby Communication System (Use of Crosby Products - Slings/Shackles).


Discography

John’s discography includes Frances Black (2005, How

High The Moon, contributing vocals, keyboards, guitars),

Eugene Brosnan (2000, Frames of Mind, contributing

keyboards and bass and 1996, Well He Said He’d be

here, playing bass), Les Clague (2000, Undressed,

Production and bass), John Cullinane (2008, This Life,

production, mixing, programming, bass and guitars) and

DreamCraft (1998, Echoes Of Ancient Songs, playing

bass and percussion)


John teamed up with Roy Harper in 1998 for The Dream Society (piano and keyboards), and in 2000 for The Green Man (piano & keyboards). He recorded for Roy in 2005 Death of God and in 2005 Beyond The Door. In 2007 he remastered Stormcock for Roy.


John played bass for Nick Harper’s Album Seed in 1995, worked for Lynn Hilary in 2009 on Take Me With You (production, mixing piano, bass, percussion and vocals), and supported

Brian Kennedy in 2006 on Homebird (production, programming and guitars) as well as on Every Song Is  Cry ForLlove (production, programming and guitars). John contributed to

Gavin Moore’s album Tonnta in 2009 (production, bass, keyboards, mandolin, percussion and Mastering) as well as in 2004 to Gavin’s album Until Today (production, guitars, keyboards and vocals).


John helped Switch in 2002 with In-Shallah (production, keyboards, guitars) and played keyboards on the album The Long Grazing Acre of Paddy Keenan  & Tommy O Sullivan in

2003. He assisted Pete McGettigan in 2002on Diamonds In The Rain (production, keyboards and guitars), and recorded with Bog the donkey the album Doing it Donkey Style in 2000 (production, guitars and keyboards).

John can be heard with Don Mescall on Last Chance (2004, production, keyboards, vocals), You Don’t Love Me (2005, keyboards, vocals), Innocent Run (2006, keyboards) and Fuel For the Fire (2007, production, bass, keyboards and guitars). Last but not least he joined Gareth Forsyth in

2009 for the album Fixed In Time (production , bass, keyboards and programming.).

John Fitzgerald:

Musician & Engineer




Starting at an early age of 15 playing trumpet and drums in Clonakilty’s St Patricks Band. From there he became the resident drummer in Shanleys Piano bar in Clonakilty and played with many great musicians who frequented the bar.

“Made To Measure”

List of Clients





  







Clonakilty Black & White, Clonakilty Busking Festival, Clonakilty Guitar Festival, Clonakilty Waterfront Festival, Colin Vearncombe aKa Black, Conor Byrne, Cork Opera House, Cork Pops Orchestra, Crooked Still, Cubins Niteclub Cork, Cypress Avenue Cork, DeBarras Clonakilty, Declan O Rourke, Director, Dj Shadow, Dogtail Soup, Dolans Warehouse Limerick, Don Mescall, Donal Lunny, Donovan, Eleanor McEvoy, Electric Picnic, Elly O Keeffe, Eric Bell, Eugene Brosnan, Fast Eddies Niteclub, Fergus O Farrell, Fish Go Deep, Fota Sheraton, Frances Black, Fred, Freddie White, G.A.A., Gareth Forsyth, Ger Wolfe, Guggenheim Grotto, Guilfest Uk, Hammersmith Irish Center Uk, Hothouse Flowers, Hummingbird Productions, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Ian Whitty, Inchydoney Lodge and Spa, Interference, Jazzy Jeff, Jeff Martin, Jester, Jinx Lennon, John Kenny, John Spillane, Justin Grounds, Karma Parking, Katy Secombe, Kieran Goss, KIllarney Summerfest, Kinsale Jazz Festival, Lee Ronaldo, Lewisham Theatre London, Liam O Maonlai, Lisa Hannigan, London Pops Orchestra, Low Mountain, Lucky Oceans, Luka Bloom , Lynn Hilary, MAtt Churchill, Maurice Seezer, Michael Flately, Mick Flannery, Mike McCartney, Mundy, Murphys Live, Musgraves, Nell Bryden, Newcastle Opera House, Niamh Kavanagh, Nicole Mcguire, Nomos, O Emperor, Occasions Event Management, Other Voices - Songs from a room, Oxygen Fest, Paddy Casey, Paddy Keenan, Paul Harrington, Paul Tiernan, Pfizer, Phil Coulter, Picturehouse, Preston Reed, Quay Fada Niteclub, Ray Davies, Rebecca Storm, Republic Of Loose, Richard Gilewitz, Ricky Ross - Deacon Blue, Rochestown Park Hotel, Roisin Dubh Galway, Roy Harper, Rte, Ryan Adams, Scott Mathews, Setmaker, Shane McGowen, Shanleys Clonakilty, Sharon Shannon, Shay Healy, Simon Casey, Sinner Boy, Soundtrax Cork, Southbank University London, St Finnbars Hospital Cork, Stanley Super 800, Stephens Display,Steve Housden, The 4 of Us, The Aristocrats, The Beautiful SouthMartins, The Blizzards, The Boogie Band, The Bubble Lounge Niteclub, The Cauldron Studios Irl, The Coronas, The Corrs, The Devlins, The DinnRi Carlow, The Edge Christchurch N.Z., The Everyman Palace, The Firkin Crane, The Forum Waterford, The Foundry Carlow, The Fountainhead, The frank and Walters, The Great Irish Fair New York, The High Kings, The Lowry Manchester, The Olympia Dublin, The Pavilion Cork, The Pogues, The Roaring Forties, The Savoy Cork, The Spirit Store Dundalk, The Sultans of Ping, The Tone Chapperal Nashville,The Tulla Ceili Band, The Villagers,The Walls,The Waterfront Belfast,Thom Moore, Thomas Leeb,Tommy Sullivan,Tony Joe White,Tv3,Ucc Aula Maxima,Weddings by Franc, Whelans Dublin

Abbaesque, Actons Hotel,Alan Alcock,Andy Irvine,Armoured Bear, Aslan, Bagatelle, Bantry Mussel Fair,Bedford Rhythm and Blues Festival Uk, Bell X 1, Bert Jansch, Big Daddy Randel, Bob Log III, Bog the Donkey, Brian McFadden, Brian Kennedy, Brona Gallagher, Canterbury Fayre Uk, Cathy Davies, Ceolmhtas Ceolteoiri Eire, Charlie McGetigan, Christy Dignam, Christy Moore , Chucklehead, City Hall Cork, City West Hotel, Clancys Bar, Clarins Cosmetics, Clive Barnes,

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