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
No gigs booked at the moment.