Ushers Island on BBC Radio 2 – The Folk Show

Usher’s Island in Session

The best folk music from Britain and beyond.

This week, Irish supergroup Usher’s Island play tracks from their self-titled debut album.

Usher’s Island brings together two generations of the finest traditionalmusicians: Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny (Planxty), Paddy Glackin (The Bothy Band), Michael McGoldrick (Capercaillie, Flook, Lunasa) and John Doyle (Solas).

Their debut album was recorded in a cottage in County Galway over a few days in 2016.

Plus, the usual mix of exciting new music, classic tracks and news from the folk world.

Tracks Performed

  • Felix the Soldier
  • Five Drunken Landladies
  • Heart in Hand
Watch: Five Drunken Landladies

Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, John Doyle, Paddy Glackin and Michael McGoldrick play live.

Release date: 14 June 2017
Duration: 7 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer Andy Irvine
Performer Donal Lunny
Performer John Doyle
Performer Michael McGoldrick
Paddy Glackin
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