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

15th September Free Reed Gathering, Cloughjordan

16th September Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol, Dundalk, Co. Louth

22th September Culture Night @ The Muckross Schoolhouse, Killarney with Dónal Lunny

andy donal

23rd September Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown with Dónal Lunny