The Australian: Album Review – Ushers Island

FOLK Usher’s Island – Usher’s Island [Vertical/Planet] 4 stars Making Waves – Luke Daniels [Wren Records] 3.5 stars Go-to flute/whistle man Mike McGoldrick and acoustic guitarist John Doyle link new albums from opposite flanks of the Celtic spectrum. Whereas British button accordionist, composer and producer Luke Daniels takes an experimental approach with Making Waves, the… Read More The Australian: Album Review – Ushers Island

Boston Irish Reporter – Album Review: Usher’s Island

September CD Reviews By Sean Smith August 30, 2017 Usher’s Island, “Usher’s Island” • Sports analogies can be pernicious yet so tantalizing. So when you hear of a band with an “all-star line-up,” it’s tempting sometimes to think of a team loaded with Most Valuable Player candidates, seemingly destined for unparalleled success – only to… Read More Boston Irish Reporter – Album Review: Usher’s Island

Archive: 2003 – Planx for the music – Hotpress

Music/News: 05 Mar 2003 The Hot Press Newsdesk Planx for the music No Disco pay homage to groundbreaking Irish post-trad band Planxty in an hour long special (tonight, Wednesday, March 5th, N2, 11.50pm) In not-so-typical No Disco stylee, tonight’s hour’s-worth of unknown televisual pleasures takes the unlikely form of an hour-long Planxty special. “On tonight’s… Read More Archive: 2003 – Planx for the music – Hotpress

Archive: 2005 – Interview with Thistle Radio

As a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, Andy Irvine has been a part of some of the most influential Irish music recordings and a member of Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, Moving Hearts and Patrick Street. (This interview was recorded in Perthshire in 2005) Fiona: I’ve met with Andy Irvine and we’re sitting, on a lovely, sunny morning,… Read More Archive: 2005 – Interview with Thistle Radio