Musician, singer, songwriter, and Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the inaugural RTÉ Folk Awards, Andy has had an amazing musical career over the past 50 years. 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 is both a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.
Andy 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.
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.
|06/10/2019||Derby Folk Weekender||DERBY|
|07/10/2019||National Centre for Early Music||YORK|
|09/10/2019||Stamford Arts Centre||STAMFORD|
|10/10/2019||Middlesbrough Town Hall||MIDDLESBROUGH|
|11/10/2019||Norwich Folk Club||NORWICH|
|13/10/2019||Kitchen Garden Café||BIRMINGHAM|
|14/10/2019||The Vic||ISLE OF ANGLESEY|
|15/10/2019||Haile Village Hall||CUMBRIA|
|16/10/2019||Edinburgh Folk Club at the Ukrainian CC||EDINBURGH|
|17/10/2019||Milngavie Folk Club||MILNGAVIE|
|18/10/2019||Tyneside Irish Centre||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE|
|19/10/2019||Venue Folk Club||STOCKSBRIDGE|
|20/10/2019||Liverpool Philharmonic Hall||LIVERPOOL|
|22/10/2019||Hoy at Anchor||WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA|
|23/10/2019||Winchester Folk Club at the Hyde Tavern||WINCHESTER|
|24/10/2019||Chequer Mead Theatre||EAST GRINSTEAD|
|25/10/2019||The Bower House||MAIDSTONE|
|26/10/2019||Lewes Saturday Folk Club||LEWES|
|29/10/2019||Baldock Folk Club||BALDOCK|
|01/11/2019||The Ram Folk Club||SURREY|
|02/11/2019||The Tolmen Centre||CONSTANTINE|
|04/11/2019||Nettlebed Village Club||HENLEY-ON-THAMES|
|07/11/2019||The Globe Inn||GLOSSOP|
|08/11/2019||The Last Inn||OSWESTRY|