Andy Irvine

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ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself".

Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career.

Andy has been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, and then Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.



Andy Irvine & Paul Brady 40th Anniversary Tour Programme

including a CD of live recording from 1977


plus signed by Andy & Paul


Usher's Island

The First Album is now available!

usher's island album

with Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Mike McGoldrick and John Doyle



Released on 28th October 2016


Next Gigs

20th January - Armagh Pipers Club Celebration Concert, at Liberty Hall, Dublin

25th January - Tradfest Temple Bar, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin - SOLD OUT

10th February - Le Roudour, St Martin des Champs, France w/ Dónal Lunny & Paddy Glackin

11th February - Espace Glenmor, Carhaix, France w/ Dónal Lunny & Paddy Glackin