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

The Timberjack Donoghue Project is a platform for his own original compositions.

The first of his songs recorded as "Timberjack Donoghue" was the hit single "Dahli Mohammed." Released on the Ode (NZ) label in 1972, this became a nominee for New Zealand "Single of the Year" (Loxene Golden Disc Award)

The following year, while a guitarist in NZ rockband The Human Instinct, he recorded an album of original folkrock songs for Ode entitled "Spirit of Pelorus Jack," which won New Zealand  "Album of the Year Award."

In 1975 He recorded one more album of original songs for Ode ("Timberjack Donoghue") before retiring from solo recording and returning (underground) to his career as a working musician. (see History Section)

In 2010 he recommenced his solo career by making annual live concerts showcasing his original repertoire. (see History: Chapter 4 part 4) These took place on the Wakastage at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, each Waitangi Day (Feb 6th) from 2010 to 2021.

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


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