Andy Irvine

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Irish trad. legend will be back touring the UK in spring 2021.

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BIO

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.

Tour Dates

06/10/2019Derby Folk WeekenderDERBY
07/10/2019National Centre for Early MusicYORK
09/10/2019Stamford Arts CentreSTAMFORD
10/10/2019Middlesbrough Town HallMIDDLESBROUGH
11/10/2019Norwich Folk ClubNORWICH
13/10/2019Kitchen Garden CaféBIRMINGHAM
14/10/2019The VicISLE OF ANGLESEY
15/10/2019Haile Village HallCUMBRIA
16/10/2019Edinburgh Folk Club at the Ukrainian CCEDINBURGH
17/10/2019Milngavie Folk ClubMILNGAVIE
18/10/2019Tyneside Irish CentreNEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
19/10/2019Venue Folk ClubSTOCKSBRIDGE
20/10/2019Liverpool Philharmonic HallLIVERPOOL
22/10/2019Hoy at AnchorWESTCLIFF-ON-SEA
23/10/2019Winchester Folk Club at the Hyde TavernWINCHESTER
24/10/2019Chequer Mead TheatreEAST GRINSTEAD
25/10/2019The Bower HouseMAIDSTONE
26/10/2019Lewes Saturday Folk ClubLEWES
27/10/2019Walthamstow FolkLONDON
29/10/2019Baldock Folk ClubBALDOCK
30/10/2019Everyman TheatreCHELTENHAM
31/10/2019Kings PlaceLONDON
01/11/2019The Ram Folk ClubSURREY
02/11/2019The Tolmen CentreCONSTANTINE
03/11/2019The BellBATH
04/11/2019Nettlebed Village ClubHENLEY-ON-THAMES
05/11/2019Huntingdon HallWORCESTER
06/11/2019Eyemouth HippodromeEYEMOUTH
07/11/2019The Globe InnGLOSSOP
08/11/2019The Last InnOSWESTRY