Backcover story on “The Planxty Collection”, written by Colin Irwin – 1975

Liner notes from “The Planxty Collection” written by Colin Irwin give an excellent pen picture of the band and its impact.  In October, 1975 Planxty went on tour in Britain for the last time. At the end of their gig at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, the audience shuffled silently homeward, exhilarated by the music but simultaneously… Read More Backcover story on “The Planxty Collection”, written by Colin Irwin – 1975

Archive Interview: 2004 – ‘Guest of the week’ on the Mandozine

March 9, 2004 Andy Irvine has been hailed as “a tradition in himself.” Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained both personal integrity and highly individual performing skills throughout his 40-year career. From Sweeney’s Men in the mid sixties to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, to the Irish super group, Patrick Street,… Read More Archive Interview: 2004 – ‘Guest of the week’ on the Mandozine

Archive: Album Reviews – Andy Irvine – Way Out Yonder (2000)

ANDY IRVINE “Way Out Yonder” Own Label AK2 A new Andy Irvine release always sets off a tingle with me, because I know, just know that I’m going to find something in it to enjoy, whether a new song, radical, sad or otherwise here, or maybe a Balkan-influenced tune there. Maybe there’ll even be a… Read More Archive: Album Reviews – Andy Irvine – Way Out Yonder (2000)

Archive: Album Review – Planxty – After The Break (1979 & 1992)

Planxty – After The Break The gravest danger in the resurrection of Planxty was always that, in attempting to recreate the extraordinary verve and majesty of their original incarnation, they neglected natural current instincts and succeeded only in becoming a parody of their former selves. That they managed with ease to avoid this considerable pitfall… Read More Archive: Album Review – Planxty – After The Break (1979 & 1992)