Great to hear Usher’s Island on @BBCRadio2 #folkshow here is a review of their debut album from the latest issue of Shire Folk out today! pic.twitter.com/Pko2PRCdxM — Shire Folk (@FolkShire) June 14, 2017 shirefolk.org.uk
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)
Usher’s Island: Ushers’ Island CD review – Irish folk supergroup’s warm and unpretentious debut 3 / 5 stars (Vertical Records) Songs that cut through … Ushers’ Island Jude Rogers Thursday 8 June 2017 18.30 BST In rock and pop, supergroups often feel like outings of overgrown, silly-haired schoolboys. Folk ones are different, because the coming-together of… Read More Review: Ushers’ Island CD review – The Guardian
Posted By Sarah Coughlan on May 15, 2017 Usher’s Island brings together two generations of the finest and most influential Irish traditional musicians, stretching back to the acclaimed 1970’s era of Planxty, through Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny, and the Bothy Band, through fiddler Paddy Glackin. They follow the last incarnation of Planxty, which ended… Read More Review: Live Ireland – The old and the new: Usher’s Island.
WORDS: JAY WILSON ARTICLE PUBLISHED: MAY 30, 2017 “Apparently there are 102 strings on stage,” quips Paul Brady as he tunes one of the impressive array of instruments ranged behind him and Andy Irvine. Dónal Lunny has a couple of string instruments to go along with his bodhrán and keyboard. Kevin Burke seems comparatively modest… Read More Review: ANDY IRVINE & PAUL BRADY AT VICAR ST, DUBLIN – 20 MAY 2017