Discog

Andy Irvine’s main discography is outlined below.

I have tried to provide the most complete list of recordings as possible. I’ve included all album releases, guest appearances & any tracks which were new recordings or not released anywhere else.

I have excluding the many compilations and the other misc. re-releases in order to provide a clearer view of the original recordings/releases.

I’ve source much of this information from both AndyIrvine.com & Discogs.com websites. In addition to this i have added my own knowledge of any other releases I was aware of.

Please do get in touch if you have any additions, corrections or comments on this.

1960’s

Year

Title

Description

Artist

Label

1967
Streets of Baltimore / McAlpine's Fusliers (Des Kelly) (7")
Featuring uncredited members of Sweeney's Men. It is unclear if Andy performs.
The Capitol Showband
Pye Records
1967
Black Velvet Band / The Nightengale (John Kelly) (7")
Featuring uncredited members of Sweeney's Men. It is unclear if Andy performs.
The Capitol Showband
Pye Records
1967
The Old Maid in the Garrett / Derby Ram (7")
Re-released in 1972 as a Pye EP PMM.608 ''Mini Monster''
Sweeney's Men
Pye Records
1967
The Waxie's Dargle / Old Woman in Cotton (7")
Re-released in 1972 as a Pye EP PMM.608 ''Mini Monster''
Sweeney's Men
Pye Records
1968
Bottle Of Wine/Creole Jazz (Paddy Cole) (7")
Featuring uncredited members of Sweeney's Men. It is unclear if Andy performs.
The Capitol Showband
Dolphin
1968
Sweeney's Men
Studio Album. Re-released in 1976 by Transatlantic TRA SAM 37
Sweeney's Men
Transatlantic
1968
Sullivan's John / Rattlin' Roarin' Willie (7")
7" single of album tracks.
Sweeney's Men
Transatlantic
1969
The Tracks Of Sweeney
Andy did NOT play on the second album which was just Johnny Moynihan & Terry Woods.
Sweeney's Men
Transatlantic

1970’s

Year

Title

Description

Artist

Label

1970
Heavy Petting
Andy plays mandolin on two tracks. Sign On My Mind and Mary Malone Of Moscow.
Dr.Strangely Strange
Vertigo
1971
Summer Solstice
Andy plays mandolin on one or two tracks.
Tim Hart & Maddy Prior
B & C Records, Mooncrest
1972
Cliffs Of Dooneen / Yarmouth Town (7")
Non-LP tracks
Planxty
Polydor 2078-023
1972
Planxty
Studio Album
Planxty
Polydor, Shanachie
1972
Three Drunken Maidens/Sí Bheag Sí Mhór (7")
Non-LP tracks - Sí bheag...was a different recording to the one on ‘’The Black album’’
Planxty
Ruby
1972
Prosperous
Studio Album. Credited to Christy Moore. [licensed from Trailer LER 035]
Christy Moore
Tara
1973
The Well Below the Valley
This was also released with a different cover by Polydor Germany
Planxty
Polydor, Shanachie
1974
Cold Blow And The Rainy Night
Studio Album
Planxty
Polydor / Shanachie
1975
The Planxty Collection
Gatefold; includes "The Cliffs Of Dooneen" ; a compilation from Planxty's first three albums
Planxty
Polydor
1976
Silly Sisters
Andy was part of the backing band.
Maddy Prior & June Tabor (Silly Sisters)
Chrysalis
1976
The 3rd Irish Folk Festival
Andy was briefly a member of De Dannan who played one side of an LP in this set. It features 5 exclusive live tracks by De Dannan. Andy sings 'Martimas Time', 'The Emigrant's Farewell' and 'Plains Of Kildare'.
De Dannan
Intercord
1976
Andy Irvine / Paul Brady
Studio Album. Originally recorded for Mulligan Records, Dublin. Acquired later by Green Linnet and now released by Compass Records.
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady
Mulligan
1977
The 4th Irish Folk Festival - On The Road
German-only double LP; features exclusive live tracks from Andy Irvine & Mick Hanly --originally released by Intercord. Andy sings 'Johnny Cope' and 'Bonny Woodhall' (This version of 'Bonny Woodhall' is a bonus track on the Wundertute CD release of 'Rainy Sundays…Windy Dreams')
Various
Wundertute
1978
Welcome Here Kind Stranger
Studio Album. Andy plays on three tracks.
Paul Brady
Mulligan
1978
The Iron behind the Velvet
Studio Album. Andy plays on most tracks.
Christy Moore with Andy Irvine, Barry Moore, Jimmy Faulkner, Gabriel McKeon, Tony Linnane, Noel Hill
Tara
1978
The 5th Irish Folk Festival
Liam O'Flynn, Mick Hanly & Andy Irvine - I Courted A Wee Girl, Double Jigs: Brian O'Lynn/ Sean Bun, The Longford Weaver, Reels: Master's Return/ Kitty's Wedding.
Various
Wundertute
1979
After The Break
Studio Album. The CD contains extra tracks ''Lord McDonald / Chattering Magpie'' and ''Bonny Light Horseman" from High Kings Of Tara LP (1980) TARA 3003
Planxty
Tara

1980’s

Year

Title

Description

Artist

Label

1980
Nyon Folk Festival 1979
A live album from Switzerland. Planxty play a live version of "Raggle Taggle Gipsy" and "Smeceno Horo"
Planxty
Cat Music
1980
As I Went Over Blackwater
Andy plays on four tracks: "Jack Haggerty" (harmonicas), "The Guerriere and The Constitution" (harmony vocals and hurdy-gurdy), "Every Circumstance" (mandolin) and "Miss Bailey/Jessica's Polka" (harmonica).
Mick Hanly
Mulligan
1980
Planxty - Live at the Olympia
Stopped by injunction, but quite a lot of copies were made and sold in UK. Recorded at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin in August 1980
Planxty
Pirate
1980
Raised On Songs And Stories ‎(LP)
Mandolin, Harmonica, Bouzouki – Andy Irvine
Danny Doyle
Release Records
1980
High Kings Of Tara
Apart from a set of reels and "The Bonny Light Horseman" by Planxty that went later included on the CD of "After the Break". Andy contributes a song - "General Monroe" with Dónal Lunny.
Various
Tara
1980
The Woman I Loved So Well
Studio Album
Planxty
Tara
1980
Rainy Sundays... Windy Dreams
Solo Album
Andy Irvine
Tara, Wundertüte
1981
Folk Friends 2
Available on CD. Catalog number is Wundertute, TUT 72.150. rec. 1980, rel. 1981 for FRG, incl. West Berlin, GDR, Austria and Switzerland. German only;This was a double LP, recorded in Northeim Germany in 1980. Andy sings a Woody Guthrie song ''Seamen Three'' and ''Captain Colston'' with Dick Gaughan. He also plays on a track by Wizz Jones.
Various
Folk Freak
1981
The Gathering
This was recorded in 1977 as a favour for Diane Meek (née Hamilton) who was something of a patron of traditional music in Dublin at the time. She formed a small record company called ''Srutháin'' that she intended to release this album on but for some reason didn't get round to it till she was back in the States some years later. The credits as to who played what are erroneous in the sleeve notes. Andy sings ''There's sure to be a row'' with Paul Brady and ''The Mall of Lismore" with Triona Ni Dhomhnaill. He also plays Mandolin and Harmonica on Paul Brady's ''Heather on the Moor''. rec. 1977, rel. 1983 for FRG, incl. West Berlin, GDR, Austria and Switzerland
Various
Greenhays
1981
The Greatest Ceilidhband You Ever Saw... ‎(LP)
Live At The Tønder Festival Sunday 30th August 1981. Bouzouki, Vocals – Andy Irvine, The Blacksmith & Reels: The Merry Blacksmith / The High Reel
Various
Millstream Records
1981
Timedance / Nancy Spain
(12 and 7 inch; non-album tracks; Ireland only)
Planxty
WEA
1983
The Time Has Come
Andy plays on one or two tracks(?).
Christy Moore
WEA
1983
Words & Music
Studio Album
Planxty
WEA, Re-released on CD by Shanachie
1984
The Best of Planxty Live
Stopped by injunction, but quite a lot of copies were made and sold in UK. Recorded at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin in August 1980
Planxty
Pirate
1984
Aris!
Released in Ireland only; includes "The Cliffs Of Dooneen" and "Yarmouth Town"
Planxty
Polydor
1985
The Empty Road ‎(LP)
Mandolin – Andy Irvine
Jane Cassidy
Claddagh Records
1985
Ordinary Man
Studio Album. Andy plays mandolin on two tracks. St. Brendan's Voyage and Hard Cases
Christy Moore
WEA
1986
Homeland
Andy plays 4 tunes with the Greek band, then living in Melbourne and sings "John Barlow"
Apodimi Compania
LP/CS Brunswick Records in Melbourne
1986
Irish Folk Festival
Dutch-only CD; includes "Timedance" and "Nancy Spain"
Various
Sound
1987
Patrick Street
Studio Album
Patrick Street
Green Linnet
1988
Christy Moore ‎(CD)
Mandolin – Andy Irvine
Christy Moore
Atlantic, Atlantic
1988
No. 2 Patrick Street
Studio Album
Patrick Street
Green Linnet
1989
The Irish Bouzouki
The Companion CD for The Irish Bouzouk book By Niall O Callanain and Tommy Walsh (Includes 2 tracks by Andy “Brackagh Hill” & “Bridget”)
Various
Waltons

1990’s

Year

Title

Description

Artist

Label

1990
Irish Times
Studio Album
Patrick Street
Green Linnet
1990
Over The Years
Andy sings "An Irish Dream" and "Aragon Mill"
Peter Ratzenbeck
Shamrock Records
1991
Rude Awakening
Studio Album
Andy Irvine
Compass, Green Linnet
1991
The Irish Folk Festival: Jubilee
German-only V/A CD featuring Patrick Street track "Facing the Chair" from No. 2 Patrick Street album.
Various
Wundertute
1991
The 10th Irish Folk Festival
Patrick Street
Various
1992
Melisma
Andy doesn't actually appear on this album but the band recorded his tunes, "Take no Prisoners" and "Old Brunswick" --here entitled "Andy Irvine's" and "Old Brunswick Town" which were written for them.
Apodimi Compania
Brunswick Records in Melbourne
1992
Parallel Lines
Studio Album. Originally recorded for Wundertute Records. Leased to Appleseed Records for North America.
Andy Irvine & Dick Gaughan
Folk Freak
1992
All In Good Time
Studio Album
Patrick Street
Green Linnet
1992
East Wind
Studio Album
Andy Irvine & Davy Spillane
Tara
1992
The Seville Suite
Features exclusive Planxty reunion studio track "Timedance '92"
Bill Whelan
Tara
1992
From The Album EastWind ‎
(CD, Promo, Smplr)
Andy Irvine & Davy Spillane
Tara
1992
From The Album The Seville Suite
Promo EP credited to Bill Whelan featuring edit from Planxty's 'Timedance '92'
Bill Whealan
Tara
1994
Dancer ‎(CD)
Mandola, Harmonica – Andy Irvine
Mairéid Sullivan
Lyrebird Music
1995
Outremer
Andy sings ''My Heart's tonight in Ireland'' and ''I wish I was in Belfast Town''
Peter Ratzenbeck
Shamrock Records
1995
The Given Note
Andy contributes ''Come with me over the Mountain'' followed by his jig ''A smile in the dark''.
Liam O'Flynn
Tara
1996
Guinness Celebration of Irish Music
Andy sings ''The West Coast of Clare'' with Dónal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn, Arty McGlynn and Nollaig Casey. He also plays Harmonica on Nollaig’s song ‘’A Stór mo chroí.’’
Various
ABC
1996
Rain on the Roof
Studio Album
Andy Irvine
AK
1996
Sur les Quais de Dublin
Andy sings harmony on "When last I saw you".
Gilles Servat
Columbia
1996
Common Ground
Andy contributes "My Heart's Tonight in Ireland" with Dónal Lunny, Rens van der Zalm, David Hayes and Eoghan O'Neill, with Rita Connolly, backing vocals
Various
EMI Premier
1996
Corner Boys
Studio Album
Patrick Street
Green Linnet
1996
Celtic Folk Festival - Live Folk Music
A compilation of recordings made at live concerts in Holland in 1980 and 1982. Andy's two tracks are from the later date in Utrecht. ''The Creggan White Hare'' and ''The Plains of Kildare'' both with Gerry O'Beirne from a live concert in Utrecht in 1982.
Various
Munich Records
1996
Looking For You ‎(CD)
Mandolin, Bouzouki – Andy Irvine
Allan Taylor
Stockfisch Records
1997
Celtic Music - Live From Mountain Stage
Andy sings "Never Tire Of The Road" live from the Radio Show in NC.
Various
Blue Plate Records
1997
The Roots of Riverdance
Andy plays bouzouki and mandolin on several tracks.
Bill Whelan
Celtic Heartbeat, Universal Records UND 53106
1997
Made in Cork
Studio Album
Patrick Street
Green Linnet
1997
Travelogue
Andy sings ''Brackagh Hill''
Peter Ratzenbeck
Shamrock Records
1997
On the Periphery
Andy plays harmonica on several tracks. pub. William Boyd Music
Gerry Hallom
William Boyd Music
1997
8th Festival Interceltico
Patrick Street's concert, Porto, Portugal (1997)
Patrick Street
1998
Bushes & Briars
Mandolin – Andy Irvine
Susan McKeown
Alula Records
1998
Chants Des Marins D'Europe
Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Declan Masterson - Connor's Tully Jig / The Woods Of Old Limerick
Various
Le Chasse-Marée
1998
The Best Of Patrick Street
UK release only
Patrick Street
Reactive Records, London
1999
Live From Patrick Street
Live Album
Patrick Street
Green Linnet

2000’s

Year

Title

Description

Artist

Label

2000
Way Out Yonder
Studio Album
Andy Irvine
AK
2000
Compendium: The Best of Patrick Street
All Tracks Previously Released
Patrick Street
Green Linnet
2000
Live From Halkaer Kro Festival
Andy performs "My Heart's Tonight in Ireland".
Various
Halkaer Records
2000
Ptic
Andy plays bouzouki on the title track of this Slovenian singer's album.
Vlado Kreslin
Založba Kreslin
2001
Green Linnet Records: 25 Years Of Celtic Music ‎(2xCD)
Patrick Street - McDermott's Reel - The Plough & The Stars - Miss McLeod's Reel
Various
Green Linnet
2001
The Missing Liberty Tapes
Recorded live at Liberty Hall, Dublin on 21 July 1978 to launch Paul's album "Welcome Here Kind Stranger". Andy plays on all the tracks.
Paul Brady
Peebee Music
2002
Street Life
Studio Album
Patrick Street
Green Linnet
2002
Tanz & Folk Fest - Rudolstadt 2001
Andy & Dónal play "The Blacksmith / Blacksmithereens".
Various
Heideck
2003
The Gold of Ireland
Andy sings and plays Hurdy Gurdy on "As I Roved Out"(titled 'As I Rode out') with what sounds like Dónal on bouzouki, guitar and fiddle. It's a live recording from God knows where. Also a recording of a live concert with Mick Hanly singing "John Barleycorn". This would be from about 1977. Planxty(c1974) appear on 4 tracks - 2 of them identical with "As I Roved Out" again (possibly from Planxty 1983).
Various
Some Legal(?) bootleggers
2004
The Legend Of Sweeney's Men
This 2-CD set is the definitive Sweeney's Men compilation as is has the two albums in full plus both the A and B sides of the two PYE 45s from 1967 and 1968, along with four tracks by The Capitol Showband in 1966/1968 featuring (uncredited) members of Sweeney's Men.
Sweeney's Men
Castle Music
2004
Live 2004 (DVD)
Planxty reunion. Recorded live at Vicar Street, Dublin in January/February 2004. On CD and DVD.
Planxty
Columbia
2004
The Box Set 1964-2004
Andy plays on four tracks, including 3 unreleased Planxty recordings "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy", "Down In The Valley", "Three Drunken Maidens".
Christy Moore
Columbia
2004
Live from the Powerhouse
Live Album. Recorded live over two shows at The Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia, 30/31 March 2002.
Mozaik
Compass, ?
2004
Live 2004 (CD)
Live Album. Planxty reunion. Recorded live at Vicar Street, Dublin in January/February 2004. On CD and DVD.
Planxty
Sony, Columbia
2004
Overseas : Sula & Andy Irvine
Studio Album. Andy play with Danish band. Special Guest: Andy Irvine: bouzouki, bass bouzouki, mandolin and vocal.
Sula & Andy Irvine
Tuti Records
2005
The Wildlife Album
A Charity CD with Andy performing "Moreton Bay" with 'His Australian Friends' - James Fagan, Nancy Kerr, Kate Burke and Ruth Hazleton. Ian Anderson plays Indian Bamboo Flute.
Various
Market Square
2005
Come West Along The Road Vol. 1 (DVD)
Planxty – Jolly Beggar / Wise Maid (song / reel)
Various
RTÉ
2005
Always ‎(4xCD)
Andy play manolin on "Singing The Travels"
June Tabor
Topic Records
2006
Cork Folk Festival : Archive
Patrick Street play a set of reels from 1999. Lord Killanan’s – The Dash to Portobello – Anna Maculeen
Various
Cork Folk Festival
2006
From Here To Clare (DVD)
Small clips from an interview with Andy appear throughout.
Martin Hayes
KULTUR VIDEO
2007
Changing Trains
Studio Album. Recorded in Budapest 2005.
Mozaik
Compass, ?
2007
On the Fly
Studio Album. Patrick Street's first album for Loftus Music. This album marks Jackie Daly's departure from the band, and John Carty joining. Both play on the album.
Patrick Street
Loftus Music
2007
We Can Create
Andy's guitar part from "Willy of Winsbury (1968)" is used as a sample on "To the Sky". Also available as remix on "Cathedral Classics Vol.1".
Maps
Mute
2007
Come West Along The Road Vol. 2 (DVD)
Andy Irvine, Paul Brady & Donal Lunny – Plains of Kildare, Planxty – Little Musgrave
Various
RTÉ
2007
Resonances
Andy sings "As I Roved Out"
Peter Ratzenbeck
Woodcraft Productions
2008
Master of Tradition
Andy sings "My Heart's Tonight in Ireland".
Various
RTÉ Lyric FM
2009
Dear Irish Boy
Andy arranges, plays accompaniments and produce this album.
Marianne Green with Andy Irvine
Glas Records

2010’s

Year

Title

Description

Artist

Label

2010
Abocurragh
Studio Album
Andy Irvine
AK
2010
Undiscovered Country
Lindsey Horner who played double bass whole through Andy's 4th solo album "Way Out Yonder". Andy sings and plays mandola, bouzouki and harmonica on "In the Garden" and "John Barlow".
Lindsey Horner
ArtistShare
2010
Music of Ireland - Welcome Home
Andy & Dónal perform "The Blacksmith / Blacksmithereens" in a great version with Moya Brennan & others. DVD & CD.
Various
Elevation
2010
Come West Along The Road Vol. 3 (DVD)
Paul Brady, Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny – Mary and the Soldier, Planxty – The Good Ship Kangaroo
Various
RTÉ
2011
The Leitrim Equation 2
"My County Leitrim Queen" by Dervish and and Friends and Adrian Dunbar and Andy Irvine
Dervish & Friends
Leitrim Council
2011
Ar Stáitse – RTÉ TV Series
Disc 2 of this releases features Andy Irvine with Paul Barady & Donal Lunny Live at the Embankment 1976. The Blind Harper (Lochmaben Harper), The Plains of Kildare, As I Roved Out, Munster Buttermilk / Tripping Up The Stairs, Pat Reilly, Baneasa’s Glade / Mominsko Horo.
Various
RTÉ
2013
Parachilna
Album. Recorded Live in “the wild” in South Australia and New South Wales
Andy Irvine with Rens Van Der Zalm
AK
2013
Man & Myth
Andy plays Mandola & Bouzouki on “Heaven Is Here”.
Roy Harper
Bella Union
2013
The Goat
Andy sings "One More Dream to Find"
Round Mountain
Red Shield Music
2013
Transatlantic Sessions - Series 6 - Vol.2
Never Tire Of The Road (Andy Irvine)
Various
Whirlie Records
2013
Transatlantic Sessions - Series 6 - Vol.1
I Wish I Was In Belfast Town (Andy Irvine)
Various
Whirlie Records
2013
Transatlantic Sessions - Series 6 - Vol.3
My Heart’s Tonight In Ireland / West Clare Reel (Andy Irvine / Dónal Lunny)
Various
Whirlie Records
2013
Transatlantic Sessions - Series 6 (DVD)
Double DVD covering all of the music from the Transatlantic Sessions 6 series. Andy performs I Wish I Was In Belfast Town, Never Tire Of The Road, My Heart’s Tonight In Ireland / West Clare Reel.
Various
Whirlie Studio
2014
Andy Irvine 70th Birthday Concert At Vicar St 2012 (CD)
Live at Vicar St. Dublin - with Sweeney’s Men / Mozaik / Andy Irvine & Paul Brady / LAPD
Andy Irvine with Sweeney’s Men / Mozaik / Andy Irvine & Paul Brady / LAPD
AK
2014
Andy Irvine 70th Birthday Concert At Vicar St 2012 (DVD)
Live at Vicar St. Dublin - with Sweeney’s Men / Mozaik / Andy Irvine & Paul Brady / LAPD
Andy Irvine with Sweeney’s Men / Mozaik / Andy Irvine & Paul Brady / LAPD
AK
2014
The Burren Backroom Series, Vol. 1 (Live)
Collection of some of the best songs & tunes from the Burren Backroom Series, performed live. Andy performs Farewell to Kellwater.
Various
Backroom Productions
2015
Live At Foxrock Folk Club - The Parish Hall Tapes 1970-72 (CDx2)
The unique compilation of recordings from the 1970s made at the Foxrock Folk Club are now available. Andy performs “I Wish I Was in Dublin Town”, “Noddy’s Little Red Car”, “Jack Tar”, “Talking Dust Bowl Blues”.
Various
Cornelscourt Records
2016
Between The Jigs And The Reels: A Retrospective (CD/DVD)
CD/DVD package combines rare TV appearances & live sets with the pick of their studio recordings
Planxty
Universal Music Ireland Ltd.
2016
Between The Jigs And The Reels: A Retrospective (Digital Download)
Combines rare TV appearances & live sets with the pick of their studio recordings. Includes the Audio tracks the DVD.
Planxty
Universal Music Ireland Ltd.
2017
The Meeting Of The Waters
Featuring performances by Paul Brady, Jonas Fjeld, Andy Irvine, Jeff Davis, Cindy Cashdollar, Claudia Scott, Ingunn Bjørgo, Bill Booth, Billy T, Esbjørn Hazelius, Paul Kirby, Dag Westling and introducing Ella Wasserman
Jeff Wasserman
Headwind Music

 

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