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.

One other thing to note is that releases are sorted by year or release not necessarily by actual release day, as this task was a little beyond me.

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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