March 9, 2004 Andy Irvine has been hailed as “a tradition in himself.” Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained both personal integrity and highly individual performing skills throughout his 40-year career. From Sweeney’s Men in the mid sixties to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, to the Irish super group, Patrick Street,… Read More Archive Interview: 2004 – ‘Guest of the week’ on the Mandozine
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)
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
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.