The Enduring Story - A Retrospective

by Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning

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Featuring some the best songs gleaned from the early years of the collaboration between Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning.

Since all the world is but a story, it were well for thee to buy the more enduring story rather than the story that is less enduring.
– The Judgment of St. Colum Cille (St. Columba of Scotland)

Jeff Johnson: Keys & vocals
Brian Dunning: Flute, whistles, pipes, accordion, recorder & vocals

Music Review –

This collection showcasing some of the best from the contemporary Celtic duo of Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning is "contemporary" Celtic; besides the usual flutes and strings, we also have tablas, ambient sound, and electric guitar. "The Endless Knot" incorporates layers of vocals with touches of jazz phrasing to evoke the complex beauty of Celtic interlace designs, as stunningly handsome in sound as they are in visual art. Cuts such as "An Otherworld" lead us right into just such a world. The artists move with impressive sureness from traditional Celtic themes to richly orchestrated elaborations worthy of epic cinema, weaving it all into a seamless whole. Cover graphics show a stone archway framing an emerald-green patchwork of fields, and many of these songs will carry listeners right through that opening into a nouveau world of Celtic dreams. – NAPRA


released January 1, 2001

Also featuring –
Derri Daugherty: Electric & acoustic guitars
Brian Willis: Drums
Rick Crittenden: Bass
Roger Hadley: Percussion, tablas & ambience
Lynn Skinner: Vocals
John Cunningham: Violin
Sylvia Groener: Vocals
Sandy Simpson: Acoustic guitar

Produced, recorded & mixed from by Jeff Johnson at The Ark / Tigard, OR
Sound effects recorded on location by Ark Mobile.

Mastered by John Golden

℗ 2001 Ark Records, Inc. / ArkMusic
Music by Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning © 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001 Sola Scriptura Songs (BMI)
Administered by
(song titles from The Song of Albion Triology by Stephen R. Lawhead are used with permission)

Cover photograph by David & Kathy Hastings © 2001
Design by Court Patton (

Thanks to the musicians, our families, Kathy, Steve & Alice.

Dedicated to Court – thanks for all of your help and your friendship.


"The Enduring Story" is also available on iTunes.


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Jeff Johnson

ArkMusic recording artist, composer, producer, and Selah worship leader has released numerous solo recordings along with collaborations with Irish flutist, Brian Dunning inspired by Stephen Lawhead's novels and guitarist, Phil Keaggy. View Jeff's complete discography here: ... more

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