Singer, Folk, World Musician.

John Leo is from the island of Cobh in Ireland connected to the mainland by a short bridge.

He now lives on the Island of Öland Sweden.

John Leo's text have been described as pure poetry a unique musical experience. He plays a variety of instruments but his voice is his first. In his song the words come to life with both power and sensitivity. Being on stage and at the same time filling it so completely with the help of his voice, Guitar and a Bodhran, It is an art, The artist John Leo Carter.

John Has Shared a stage with Declan O'Rourke, Mick flannery, Andy Irvine, Dervish,(Ireland) Stefan Sundström, Åsa Jinder , Emilia Amper (Sweden) and many more.


"Drawing from the genres of Irish trad, Folk and balladeering, Carter's lyrics are pure poetry with Guitar playing that sparkles and glimmers like light on water." (Ten/Ten Adrienne Murphy, Hotpress Magazine)

"An intriguing Talent. John Leo Carter's evocative muse is much closer to Nick Drake and Tim Buckley." (John O Regan, Irish Music Magazine)

John Leos first solo album "Candyfloss girl " Featuring John Spillane was very well received and got Great reviews in Ireland. Johns second full studio album "No Monsters only Toys" was launched At Kalmar Teater on the 27 May Featuring Vyvienne Long on Cello and Emilia Amper on nyckelharp.

(Since I was a young boy in Cobh and got my first instrument,  I sat down in front of our gate to play for neighbors and passers-by, I have followed the passion To play music)

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John Leo Carter

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