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Janet Dowd: Guestbook

George M J Stewart

December 9, 2013

Hi Janet,
I met you on Friday night at the Red Room, Cookstown... I have to admit I had never heard of you or your music.... well!... I can't say that now... I am a convert... such a voice you have, truly amazing... blew me away, so much so that I bought your two albums and have been playing them constantly ever since.... the John Condon track was particularly poignant as I was standing at his grave in Polkapelle cemetery on 30th August past... to listen to the words of the song it's just as if you were standing there at his headstone... you mentioned on Friday night that it was written by three battlefield tour guides from Donegal... could you possibly give me their names please..... and until we meet again keep on singing an I wish you ontinued success in your musical career... have a happy Christmas

Michael Nolan

December 6, 2013

Listening to the cd you sent me Janet. Sailing Away..........bowled me over, well done its fab

Tony Friel

September 9, 2013

Hi Janet, Just have your latest CD to hand and enjpying it very much. Keep tuned into my radio show and you will hear it. Congrats on the new venture. Hope to catch you soon at one of your gigs regards Tony xxx

patrick fox

April 6, 2013

love your singing
best wishes with your new album

patrick fox

chris goff

December 1, 2012

caught you at new forest folk festival unbelievable best act of the weekend cant wait to see you again

Brenna Goff

May 22, 2012

Needed to find good music, while in cover class! First thought is this website! Well done Janet xx :)

Terry Downunder

February 23, 2012

Janet as you know, I love your voice. Great to catch up with you and Mervyn although only very briefly. Just love your cd, play it often, so nice to have a little bit of Ireland downunder. Can't waite for your next cd to give to me mates down here. All the best with your gigs this year, may there be many. You really are such great craic, take care. Terry xxx

Jan Dalton

February 18, 2012

Hi there, great to see your new web's looking fab x

Janet Holmes

February 16, 2012

Lovely website Janet, good luck with your next gig in Armagh on the 23rd, and hope to speak soon. Jx

Sean & Maura Deegan

February 15, 2012

Hi Janet met you in Matt Molloy's at the launch of your cd have enjoyed it so much. Congratulations on your website and looking forward to meeting you sometime soon.

David Dee Moore

February 15, 2012

Wonderful voice, wonderful talent xx

Paul and Ali

April 26, 2011

Janet, Thank you for the cd you gave us at Ashe Farm in Tauntan. It was absoloutly brilliant. Hope you make it down to Cornwall. All the best.

Jim D

April 16, 2011

Janet, saw you in the Black Box, Belfast last Saturday. Great voice, great band and great craic. All the best.

ann nugent

April 15, 2011

Janet you have an amazing voice.Hope this is the first of many cds

Gordon benson

March 18, 2011

Janet i was a roadie with a showband in 1965-1969 and i have lots of singers in my timeand i can say your voice is going to bring a lot of happness to a lot people the world over.

Brian Murray

December 4, 2010

Hi Janet, saw you at Lurgan Town Hall, was one of the crowd that gave you a standing ovation,bought the cd , lovely voice and lovely music, you deserve to be a star

john david brimm

November 26, 2010

What a joy to listen to you singing , talking and laughing on the Gerry Anderson show . Now trying to buy 2 copies of your CD , one for myself and one for my Godmothers Niece , Kate Ward .

Paul McVicar

November 19, 2010

Hi Janet, heard you this morning on with Gerry, by the end of the 2nd song, i had purchased the cd. hope to see you in Lurgan. Best regards Paul

Sharon Harris

November 19, 2010

I heard you on the Gerry Anderson show this morning, your voice is beautiful and i really enjoyed the two songs you sang on the show - the one about the white dress - is it not on the album?? i sent my hubby to premier records to buy your cd but i just checked it out there and the white dress isn't noted ?? Maybe you could let me know. Ta

kevin mc kenna

November 19, 2010

hi im from just outside dungannon and never heard of you guys untill the radio today its been my lucky day loved it janet what a voice and the music fantastic im gettin the album tomorrow so the very best of luck with everything going to get to see u guys asap cheers Kevin

Norah Marquess

November 19, 2010

Hi Janet. Heard you on the radio this morning. You sounded fantastic. Good luck in your music career.

Elizabeth Todd

September 5, 2010

hi again Janet just to let you know that I enjoyed your CD that I got at the Bluegrass Festival at Omagh yesterday it was lovely to meet you and your husband and the other chap ( sorry didnt get his name ) trust and hope you all got home safe. Bye for now. Elizabeth & Sammy

frank mcgillion

July 18, 2010

Una and myself met and heard you for the first time in Westport on the 12th July.Got your album see you in Matt Molloy,s on 26th July.

Terry Mulhall

June 12, 2010

Never thought I'd hear a full cd and feel that in every song and every the phrasing was perfect. I'm truly mesmerised. This is my idea of perfection. I feel privileged to have heard you. Would love the video of John Condon for use in Remembrance Day service. Is it on sale anywhere, please.

David Matthews

June 10, 2010

Love the album (300 miles). Came across it by chance in Tom Stevenson's gallery in Carrickfergus, Thought I would take a chance and buy the CD. Got it home and was really impressed. Love your voice.
Particularly like. Dingle Bay/John Condon/Water is wide..(brought tears to my eyes, one of the best version I have heard of this song)
PS I think the title (300 miles) could be better! means little to people!
Much success.
Regards David

Graham Mckinley

May 5, 2010

Hi cuz listened to the cd a couple of times now,love it ;-) lots of love Graham,kayla and Shannon xxx


May 2, 2010

thank you for singing at the hospice fundraising event in Lurgan Library. I really appreciate you giving up your time.Thanks also to the lads for sharing the ir musical talentsxx

Heather, Sarah, Ruth & Lesley

April 16, 2010

Thoroughly enjoyed the launch tonight, you are pitch perfect, the arrangements superb, and the musicians..amazing! Still get goosebumps at Dingle Bay! Home...difficult song for a female voice ( Michael says so!)but whaow, he would eat his words! All the above,when coupled with your charisma, stage presence, wit, personality, and audience interaction makes for a fantastic career ahead of you. Many thanks again to all the team for such a great night. x

Joe Whittaker

April 12, 2010


I owe you a drink when we (hopefully ) meet up. On this side of the sea the banjo players are the butt of most folk musical jokes - but not this time.


April 10, 2010

to answer joe whittakers question about the guitar tuning for john condon,with johnny being an amazing blue grass banjo player as well as a guitarist he tuned his guitar like a g banjo and then the 6th string to d and then picked g banjo chords, hope this helps joe.

Joe French

April 8, 2010

I have had the pleasure of of listening to Janets tape for the past month.I think it is something different from the big names and I have no doubt that when word gets around Janet will become a big star.I had the privelege of hearing her live @ a Irish music session on Tuesday night in Kanes bar.The sweetness of her voice and interpretation of songs is delightful

Joe Whittaker

April 2, 2010

Can you put up on your website the tuning and chords used in John Condon.

Joe Whittaker

April 2, 2010

Just heard your rendition of John Condon on Richard Diagnce's Devon Folk programme on i=Player.If you are planning a visit to England please contact me for a booking at the Riverside Folk Club or an In Concert. I will be buying 300 miles.
P.S. I had heard Mary Dillon's version of John Condon but have never been able to make contact with her or Songshed to obtain the CD Boys of Ireland - any thoughts on how I can get a copy would be appreciated.

Robert McKinley USA

March 11, 2010

Hi it's your cousin, I am using Dianes e-mail. we love your CD!!We here you might be coming over to the states, we wish you the best of luck if your close enough we will find you.Lot's of Love Robert & Diane McKinley


March 11, 2010

Was told to check you out by a couple of young musicians from the Dufferin, Ciaran and Michael! Beautiful singing and great to hear it. Hope Fri goes well.

Sean Mc Garrity

February 23, 2010

Hello Janet and Mervyn ....congratulations on your wonderful production.....very very enjoyable both musically and especially vocally... the spirit of John Condon will certainly be impressed with such a beautiful rendition.. ...Best of luck..
Sean and Louise


January 20, 2010

Janet.Good luck with the cd!hope the launch goes well!! From everyone at the Dufferin Arms.
look forward to hearing it live.

Ur Nephew Matthew

December 25, 2009

Hello Janet Thank You 4 The X-mas Present I Like Your Cd Aswell Hpe Your Ipod Is Goin Well

Heather & Sarah

December 24, 2009

still listening in awe of your wonderful voice and music...look forward to tne next 300 ( inc Limerick, you're a Lady please!!) Well done! x


November 24, 2009

janet check out tess and angel-the colour of roses it's a beth neilson chapman song on you tube i think it would be great for your set.


October 8, 2009

Hi Janet and Mervyn, hope you're both well and good (as well as well endowed!!) Cherith says i've to stop stealing her jokes! Hope that the album is well on its way to completion and that you're really happy with the final cut. I guess what I'm really trying to say is when the flip are we all going to get to hear it??? Sorry bout that momentery outburst....cant believe I typed that out loud!!! Seriously though, hope you're both really well. Its about time you came out fo the return dinner. Give us a shout when you've time and I'm sure we could knock up a steak or two! Both looking forward to seeing you both soon. Pass on my regards to John, Courtnay and co when you're talking to them next.

Take care.....

G & C

Geraldine Blain

September 25, 2009

Hey Janet,
So great to meet you in Doolin with my mother Joan and Sister Colleen. Not only do you have a stunning voice but you are a beautiful soul, inside and out. I so hope to keep in touch and see you again some day. My mother adores you and please know that you and your husband are welcome in Vermont any time. Same stands for my Mom in Cape Cod MA. I didn't see how to purchase your CD, so send info., I'd love to buy one. Best to you always, cheers, Geraldine

johnny rusk

September 1, 2009

A blast from the past here! All the very best with the album and the site looks great. Hope to come along and hear you sing some time soon in Portadown or thereabouts.Mary and I love that sort of music. Your voice is still the talk of Stirling University!If you are looking for some promotional work in Scotland, let me know. You'd go down a storm here.
Love and best wishes
Johnny (Jonathan - sorry mum!)
PS. Youngest daughter is called Hannah (15) and Erin is 17!


August 20, 2009

Nice site!
Good Luck!


June 15, 2009

Hi there sweetie-pie and Mr Wellen Dowd
Wow! What a fandabbydosey web site and the pic of you on the home page is soooo cute! You left us very short staffed at the club tonight - but all will be forgiven if you put 'walking on moonbeams' on your new album! I think you owe me at least that. Like I mean I have been your second biggest fan all these years!!! I'll leave it with you - am sure Graeme would be happy to echo the 'arched over stars' bit!
Ooooo I'm so excited about your cd - YOUR CD - freaky bikkies!
Let me know your first available Sat night so we can return the hospitality - we don't have a 'summer house' but we could all coorie in our little cupboard under the stairs!
Chao for now bella
Love C & G
tell yer mum Judith sends her love!

Mandy and John and dogs George and James

May 24, 2009

Listened to your song - you have a lovely voice. Very nice song. We wish you well with album.
See you soon in park!

Deborah Truesdale

April 23, 2009

Checked out your page, keep me updated on those event dates


December 31, 2008

hi janet & merv
just want to wish you a happy new year
so tell me janet 2008 is it the end of an era or the end of an error?


November 18, 2008

good guest page.
thank you.


November 16, 2008

Sorry I missed you at the Hare and Hounds on Friday night. I hear everything went well. Hope that won't be the last time that you visit. Warm regards to your Mum Tell her I was asking for her. Listened to the Loving Hannah. Wonderful!
PS Roy's run out of port again! As long as it's not vodka I'm not too worried!

Brian Quinn and Dominique

October 27, 2008

About time too!
Looking forward to the album. We've enjoyed your singing for many, many years, and once we have your album it will be like our worst fears have come true - it'll sound like you never leave our house!
Love B & D x


October 13, 2008

Hi Janet,
Great to see your website up and running.
People loved your singing at the UNIFEM concert and your voice really is heavenly. Looking forward to your CD!
Thanks again for your contribution to the UNIFEM CD and for being there on the day and making the day so special.
Also thanks to Mervyn and Patsy.
Love to you all.

mark d

October 9, 2008

hey only me thought id check out ur website thanks 4 the present and card tday x


October 8, 2008

can't wait until the cd is finished to hear the end product best of luck janet your deserve it

sue stanford

October 7, 2008

Hi Janet
Can`t wait to listen to your music so hurry and send me the cd.
best wishes
Sue xx

Betty Saul

October 6, 2008

Great song Janet. My puter was in the shop and couldn't wait to get it back to hear it. Got it back late today thank goodness for that. I was going through computer withdrawal all weekend. A letter is on its way to you. Let me know what you think. Again...great song


October 5, 2008

Hi Janet!

Well done on the new site! Am disappointed I'm not the first on the guestbook!

Well done to you Patsy and Mervyn on your performance at the UNIFEM concert!


Leslie McKinley & Monika Kuhl

October 5, 2008

Hello Janet & Merv
We like your website, it looks good, have always liked your singing and music. We wish you all the success you deserve. love Leslie, Monika & Daniel xxx

Anne Moffett

October 5, 2008

HI Janet, Your mum gave me your email address and i have been listenening to your singing and music.It was lovely and you have a great voice.Keep up the good work and wishing you all the best in your new adventure Anne Moffett

Donna Long

October 4, 2008

Wonderful Janet. I can't wait to hear the new disc in 2009! Lots of love to you and Mervyn. Take care Donna