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: 27th Feb 1987 – Interview with Kevin Burke (Patrick Street)

Patrick Street: The Pluck of the Irish “Someone once said that the Chieftains are pre-Beatles Irish music,” says fiddler Kevin Burke, “and that our bands are post-Beatles Irish music. There’s an element of truth in that.” The “our bands” that Burke is referring to are De Danann, Planxty and the Bothy Band, the three great progressive folk groups that blossomed in Ireland in the… Read More Archive: 27th Feb 1987 – Interview with Kevin Burke (Patrick Street)

Archive: 10th Jan 2002 – Italian Keltika Magazine Interview

10th Jan 2002 – Italian Keltika Magazine Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, Patrick Street: three of the most important groups in the history of Irish music of there last decades, and you have been part of all three groups: what did they give to you, what do you think you gave them, and more, what does remain,… Read More Archive: 10th Jan 2002 – Italian Keltika Magazine Interview