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.



Planxty Retrospective

Between The Jigs And The Reels/ A Retrospective CD/DVD

Planxty Retrospective

Andy Irvine & Luke Plumb

Released on 14th February 2018

Precious Heroes

Online order is available


Next Gigs

8th September - Bermondsey Folk Festival

22nd September - Music Under the Mountains, @ St. Kevin's Church, Hollywood, Co. Wicklow

27th September - Seamus Heaney Home Place w/ Dónal Lunny @ The Helicon, Bellaghy, Co. Derry - SOLD OUT

28th September - Áras Chrónáin Ionad Cultúir, Clondalkin, Dublin

30th September - Athens Celtic Festival

4th October - Cork Folk Festival @ Triskel, Cork

6th October - 8th November - UK Solo Tour