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Andy & Paul 2017 Tour – Rehearsals Underway, Brady Interviewed & Last remaining tickets on sale!

Andy Irvine & Paul Brady reunite later this week for the 40th Anniversary of “the Album” (a.k.a. one of the greatest moments in folk music recorded history!). Heres what’s been happening


Rehearsals

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Paul Brady on The Rolling Wave – Sunday, 10.00pm on RTÉ Radio 1

A look forward and a look back in the company of Paul Brady to a famous and much loved album of songs and tunes by himself, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny and Kevin Burke.

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Last Remaining Tickets On Sale

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Andy pays tribute to Des Kelly

Well-known showband star Des Kelly has passed away after battling illness for the last number of years.

The Turloughmore native is best known as a founding member of the Capitol Showband but also worked as a music promoter and manager.
Tributes from across the Irish music industry are pouring in this morning for Des, described as a music visionary and a gentleman.
Prior to his illness Des Kelly worked as a music presenter on Galway Bay fm for twenty years, joining the radio station when it opened in 1989.
His warm style of presenting and knowledge of music won him many listeners.

Andy had this to say about the good man:

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Fellow folkie Mick Hanly added his fond memories of Des to Andy’s post:

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Read more on the life of Des Kelly here: CELEBRATING DES KELLY

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Update from Andy: Gigs with Lunny & RTE Radio Appearance


 I'm just coming to the end of a long, long tour of UK and Germany. 43 gigs in 59 days. It's been great but the number of kilometres driven would astonish ....even me! Have day off today!
Under some pressure to publicise forthcoming gigs with Donal Lunny!! 
We are playing THE MAGISTORIUM in South Anne Street in Dublin on 1st December and would love to see a full house! Ditto for FOXFORD WOOLEN MILLS on December 3rd. While I'm at it, tune into RTE on November 30th at 4pm and hear us playing a couple of songs and talking about the latest Planxty release. More happening the following week but I'll give this a rest for the moment.

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Andy just signed this petition to protect renters in Ireland. Will you join him?

New in at #10 in the Irish album charts is Planxty with ‘Between the Jigs and the Reels’!