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 45 year career.
From Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny’s Mozaik, 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 dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.
” One of the great musicians of the Irish folk scene ” – Robin Denselow ( The Guardian )
” The ultimate troubadour, still infused with the spirit of Woody Guthrie,
telling real stories of real people ” – Colin Irwin ( fRoots )
” The incomparable majesty of the man and his music ” – fRoots
” Abocurragh – a fine snapshot of a musician ever in pursuit of the story and the song ” – The Irish Times
” From start to finish Parachilna is, once again, Andy Irvine at his best ” – Folk World