Pete receives Variety Artists Trust Society Award, 1987

Pete has received much recognition over the years. Listed below you’ll find some the many awards he’s received, as well as some enthusiastic reviews of his work.


Republic of Irish Music Publisher (RIMPA) Songwriter of the Year
The Irish Association of Songwriters and Composer
US Irish Cultural Society
US Brendan Cup Committee
Tipperary Peace Award
Washington D.C. Press Club Award
Sunday Press Award
Variety Artists Trust Society Award
Synge Street School “Man of the Year Award”
Beaumont 2000 Cultural Award


An Evening with Pete St. John…on Broadway
Reviews after the show

A fully deserved 5-minute standing ovation from a Broadway audience said it all! “An Evening with Pete St. John” is a theatrical hot ticket show…Pete is a master story teller with great songs…his cast are brilliant artistes…a super Irish evening.
G.S.K., Irish Connections magazine

You had to be there! Broadway greets Pete St. John, a major Irish poet and songwriter…great stories, songs, music and superb cast…Pete St. John’s evening is the best show I have seen in years.
Charlotte Moore, IRTC

Irish passion, poise and pure talent…”An Evening with Pete St. John” is a theatrical hit show…Brilliant melodies, lyrics and singers…and super linking stories…Pete St. John is a master showman.
Patricia O’Reilly, Irish TV

A moment of Irish magic…Pete St. John is a super talent with an amazing reportoire of songs and stories…his fellow artistes are the cream of Irish perfomring talent. Broadway welcomes a new exciting talent.
Brian Stack, CIE Tours

Symphony Space on Broadway proved a natural home for Pete St. John and his superb cast…A magnificant evening of Irish music and song…Ireland can be proud of Pete St. John.
S.J., Dublin Society

A very special and unusual theatrical experience. Pete St. John brings to Broadway a new dimension in Irish music…ballads of great depth and meaning. A highly talented cast and his own unique style of story telling won a standing ovation at Symphony Space Theatre. Pete is here to stay!
Pat Harty, Irish American Magazine

The Irish in the USA have a new Broadway hero…Pete St. John stole our hearts away…in an evening of super music and songs. This writer is a major force in Irish arts. Made me proud to be Irish.
Connie Doolan, Guinness Bass USA

Rare old times
Dublin City Ramblers on Dolphin Records sing Rare Ould Times by Pete St. John

Dublin Weekly, June, 1979

This haunting, nostalgic ballad which highlights the passing of some of Dublin’s famous landmarks has become what the music business calls “a standard.”…The song’s poignant lyric and uncanny pathos is enjoyed and sung from New York to Brava, from Sydney to Clonakilty. It became a national number one…The constant demand for copies of the original recording by the Dublin City Ramblers has led Dolphin Records to reissue what many folk fans regard as the definitive version of this great song.

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