CD Reissue: Sweeney’s Men / The Tracks Of Sweeney / + bonus tracks

2 on 1 CD – £9.99 Catalog No. BGOCD1298 First formed in 1966, their first album, ‘Sweeney’s Men’, was released in 1968 on Transatlantic Records with a lineup featuring Andy Irvine, Johnny Moynihan and Terry Woods Irvine left in May 1968 (going on to have a solo career and become a member of Planxty and… Read More CD Reissue: Sweeney’s Men / The Tracks Of Sweeney / + bonus tracks

Andy Irvine & Paul Brady 40th Anniversary Tour Program

In May 2017 Andy Irvine and Paul toured Ireland in commemoration and celebration of their iconic 1977 album ‘Andy Irvine and Paul Brady’. With them onstage were Donal Lunny and Kevin Burke who played on the original record, Donal also producing it. With three nights in Dublin’s Vicar Street and concerts in Cork, Limerick, Galway,… Read More Andy Irvine & Paul Brady 40th Anniversary Tour Program

Rachel Baiman Shares Plucky, Ambitious Rewrite of Andy Irvine’s ‘Never Tire of the Road’

BY JEREMY BURCHARD Rachel Baiman may be a twenty-something commandeering the Nashville music scene, but she sings like an old soul hopping trains from coast to coast. In her plucky, ambitious rewrite of Andy Irvine’s “Never Tire Of The Road,” Baiman perfectly captures the cautious optimism of the working (wo)man. Irvine wrote the song in… Read More Rachel Baiman Shares Plucky, Ambitious Rewrite of Andy Irvine’s ‘Never Tire of the Road’

Usher’s Island (Album Review) | Folk Radio UK

Usher’s Island – Usher’s Island Vertical Records – 21 March 2017 When musicians of the calibre of those in Usher’s Island – named after one of Dublin’s quays – join forces, expectations inevitably run high. Their self-titled debut doesn’t disappoint, and this first-rate album of Irish traditional music is more than fit to take its place… Read More Usher’s Island (Album Review) | Folk Radio UK