SONOVAGUN comes from the saying \"Son of a Gun\" implying shock or disbelief.
Back in the days when the Irish sailed to America the women aboard often befell unexpectedly pregnant. The area behind the midship gun, and behind a canvas screen was usually where infants were born as it was kept very clean. If paternity was uncertain (which happened quite a lot on such long journeys) the child would be entered into the log as the \"Son of a Gun\".
Sonovagun is the musical project of Dan Donnelly. Originally from Belfast Northern Ireland, Dan made the same westward journey, which gave rise to the saying \"Son of a Gun\" and now lives and plays in New York.
With his friends Roy Harter, Ray Burns, Sean Barry and Graham Finn Dan recorded \"Live in NYC\" on his birthday in Piano\'s bar in New York. This gig was in between shows at Glastonbury festival and Beautiful Days festival in the U.K. where the music of Dan Donnelly and Sonovagun is fast becoming both critically acclaimed and popular.