Joseph Dunne is a singer, song writer and musicain from Dublin Ireland. Joe plays a large array of instruments including the guitar, tin whistle, banjo, bazouki and the mandola.
Joe has also relaesed an album 'Hail Ceasar' which has travelled the world and ended up in the hands of everyone from Cat Stevens and to many more world renowned artists, but more importantly the countless people from all over the world who have supported Joe in purchasing his album. Artwork and harmonica playing on 'Hail Ceasar' is by Geoff Rhind, an artistic companion of the early Beatles. Joe's next album which he has been producing with Gavin Walsh will avaiable in the coming year.
Joe Dunne began playing music at the age of ten and moved to guitar and singing in his late teens. His early musical influences led him to believe he was in the wrong age bracket, being the youngest member of "The Stadiums Audience" Dublins venue for internationl acts at the time. Joe's two older brothers Declan and Fintan brought the young brother Joe with them to the Stadium Gigs, which had a big musical influence on him.
From the ages of 13 -16 years he was present at vast amount of stadium gigs, enjoying the talents of musicians from Harry Chapin(Cats and the Cradle) who Joe met as a young boy, Loudon Wainwright III, BB King, Al Stewart etc. Later Joe formed the group "SPERANZA" with Tommy Walsh (Starc,Records), this was an experimental Irish folk music band in the 1990's.
One of the many talanted musicains that Joe has collabrated with is the late Thom Moore a song writer, whose songs were recorded by many popular singers in the Irish music business and worldwide. "Joe, your songs give me hope for the human race, all your songs are written for the right reasons...it couldn't be otherwise, given their obvious character." -Thom Moore.
Joe has played with many diverse musicians and has giged Ireland, Europe and the States. As a youngster he wondered why his brothers brought him to these strange gigs - he is now eternally grateful.