Andy Irvine

andy-irvine-colour72 ANDY IRVINE – Ireland

For more than 40 years, Andy has been a world music pioneer and icon for traditional music and musicians. Founder member of bands such as Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, Patrick Street, and Mozaik, he has been hailed as “a tradition in himself.” Musician, singer and songwriter, few others can equal his repertoire: Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes, and a compelling canon of his own material that defies description.

Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained both personal integrity and highly individual performing skills throughout his 40-year career.


In January 2011, Andy received the Irish Music Association Tommy Makem Award.

‘His artistry is quite simply unique.’ – The Independent

‘Andy Irvine is Woody Guthrie’s representative on earth.’ – Hot Press;

‘Andy Irvine’s solo stage show is a musical travelogue through time and space.His right hand dexterity on bouzouki was nothing short of amazing.’ – Frets Magazine

‘Andy is one of the most creative and talented people it has ever been my privilege to work with.Great company, superb singer, genius of a musician, truly original songwriter and an inspiration to all of us – what more could anyone ask?
 – Dick Gaughan






Upcoming Gigs

Andy Irvine  

Date City Venue
24 Apr 2018 Wrexham Offa Events, Wrexham
Address: Black Park Chapel, Black Park, Halton, Chirk. Venue phone: 01691 650293.
25 Apr 2018 Birmingham Red Lion Folk Club
Address: Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, B14 7LY.
26 Apr 2018 York Black Swan Folk Club
Address: Black Swan, Peasholme Green.
27 Apr 2018 Keighley BACCApipes Folk Club
Address: The Ukrainian Club, 9 Henry Street (off Cavendish St).
28 Apr 2018 Reeth Reeth District Memorial Hall
Address: Arkengarthdale Road.
29 Apr 2018 Newcastle upon Tyne Tyneside Irish Centre
Address: 43 Gallowgate.
01 May 2018 Beeston Second Time Around Folk Club
Address: White Lion Bar and Kitchen, Middle Street.
02 May 2018 London London Irish Centre
Address: 50-52 Camden Square.
03 May 2018 Redbourn (nr. St Albans) Redbourn Folk Club
Address: Old School Room, The Hollybush Public House, Church End, Redbourn.
04 May 2018 East Grinstead, West Sussex Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre
05 May 2018 Hoxne, Eye St Edmund’s Hall

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