Ireland: Johnny Logan’s Irish Connection in Germany

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Two-time Irish Eurovision winner Johnny Logan spoke this Monday on German radio about his current musical project.

Logan, who was a guest on station NDR 90.3, told host Jacqueline Heemann about the difficulties he’s had to overcome in his life, his need for constant self-improvement and his excitement about his album, The Irish Connection.

The album was released in Scandinavia in 2007 and spent 28 weeks on the Danish charts, and 16 on the Norwegian and Swedish charts. It became available in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets earlier this January. Logan chose for the album mostly traditional Irish songs he believes reflect the spirit of his country.  Its sister album, The Irish Connection 2 – Irish Soul, a collection of traditional and more contemporary Irish songs, has been available in Scandinavia since December last year.

Famous for winning Eurovision twice, in 1980 and 1987, and for writing the 1992 entry with which Linda Martin claimed victory, Logan concluded the interview with an unplugged performance of 1980’s Hold me now accompanying himself on the guitar.

You can watch his performance on the NDR website here