Month: October 2015

Review: Andy Irvine | Black Box, Belfast | October 15th 2015

Sorry i couldn’t be there for this one!

"Gods make their own importance"

CRZLpLSUYAAWhXN[1]Black Box is always one of my favourite gigs”, Andy tells us as he sits down to begin his set at Belfast International Arts Festival. With the room in a cabaret style layout and candles flickering on tables surrounded by pints of Guinness and bottles of red wine, Belfast’s Black Box really is the perfect setting for an Andy Irvine solo concert.

Tonight Andy is at his finest when contemplative. Brackagh Hill, dedicated to his Mother, is beautifully rendered with the intricate bouzouki perfectly accompanying the sombre vocals. The best moment of the night comes from the depths of Andy’s back catalogue as, midway during the second half, he breaks out the old Planxty classic As I Roved Out. There is a palatable hush as the familiar melody comes to life and the crowd is held as he recounts the tragic tale of lost love.

The lighter moments…

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Tour Updates: Norway & Ireland – Sep – Nov 2015

GIGS in Norway

Sun 27.  House Concert in Sandvika, Norway
Contact: Jeff Wasserman  Email

Mon 28. Fullmånekonsertane – Full Moon Concert, Klepp, Norway
at Friluftshuset på Orre
Nordsjøvegen 913, N-4343 Orre
Tel: +47 51 42 98 60  Email

Tue 29. Vise & Lyrikklubb, Stavanger, Norway
at Café Sting, Valberget 3, N-4006, Stavanger
Tel: +47 99 11 38 78

Wed 30. Olsen & Jensens Viseklubb, Stord, Norway
at Osvald Pub, Torgbakken 1, N-5411, Stord
Tel: +47 46 43 39 92  Email

OCTOBER   2015

Thur  1.  Kilden, Kristiansand, Norway
Sjølystveien 2, N-4610, Kristiansand
Box office: +47 90 58 11 11    Email

Fri    2.  Setesdal Spelemannslag, Setesdal, Norway
Sølvgarden Hotell og FeriesenterN-4748, Rysstad Setesdal
: +47 37 93 61 30   Email


OCTOBER   2015

Fri     9.   Concert for Peter Ratzenbeck
at Waldviertler Hoftheater, A-3944 Pürbach 14, Austria
Tel: +43 2853 78469

Sat  10.   Concert for Peter Ratzenbeck
                at Ziegelstadl, A-5400 Hallein, Austria
Tel: +43 6245 83089

Thur 15.  Black Box, Belfast
18-22 Hill Street, Belfast  BT1 2LA
Doors 8pm / Stage 8:30pm
Tickets: £12 / £10   
Online Booking
               Box Office: +44 2890 244 400

Fri   16.  Dolan’s, Limerick
3 Dock Road, Limerick
Doors 8pm / Tickets: €20
Tel: +353 61 314 483   Email

Sat  17.  Abbey Tavern, Howth
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Co. Dublin
Tel: +353 1 839 0307  Email

Thur 29.  The Crane Bar, Galway – Special guest: Maria Dunn
                2 Sea Road, Galway
Doors 9pm / Stage 9:30pm
Tickets: €20

                Booking info: +353 87 224 5637   Email

Fri   30.  DC Music Club, Dublin – Special guest: Maria Dunn
               20 Camden Row, Dublin 2
Doors 8pm / Stage 8:30pm
Tickets: €20 / €23
Booking info: +353 87 682 5306

Sat  31.  Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh – Special guest: Maria Dunn
               The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co. Cork
Doors 8:15pm / Stage 8:30pm
Tickets: €20
Box Office: +353 21 481 3790   Email


Fri     6.  De Barra’s, Clonakilty
55 Pearse St, Clonakilty, West Cork
Doors 9pm / Stage 9:30pm
Tickets: €18  Online Booking
Booking info: +353 23 883 3381  Email

Thur 19.  The White Horse, Ballincollig
West Village, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Doors 8:30pm  Online Booking
Booking Info: +353 21 487 1388  Email

Fri    27.  Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore
Lovelane Tramore, Tramore, Co. Waterford
Tel: +353 51 391 656

Sat  28.  INEC, Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney  w/ Dónal Lunny
               Muckross Road, Killarney
Doors 8pm / Stage 9pm
Tickets: €22.90 / €20
Box office: +353 64 66 71555   Email


Andy Irvine – De Barras – Nov. 6th

ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself”.

Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45 year career.

From Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny’s Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie.

To quote the Irish Times, “Often copied, never equalled”, his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.

Andy plays De Barras, Clonakilty on Friday, November 6th; Tickets priced €18 are on sale now online and at De Barras.

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