The Blind Harper – RTÉ Archives

Video: The Blind Harper – RTÉ Archives

Andy Irvine performs live at The Embankment accompanied by Donal Lunny and Paul Brady.
  • Title
    Andy Irvine
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    Noel Greene (Producer)
  • Clip Duration
  • Material Type
  • Series title
    Andy Irvine at The Embankment
  • Clip title
    The Blind Harper
  • Extended description
    Andy Irvine performs playing bouzouki, harmonica and singing ‘The Blind Harper’ accompanied by Paul Brady on guitar and Donal Lunny also on bouzouki.
    From his band ‘Sweeney’s Men’ in the mid sixties to ‘Planxty’ in the seventies, and ‘Patrick Street’ in the eighties, to his solo work and collaborations, Andy is considered pioneering in the world of traditional music and musicians.
  • Information
    ‘Andy Irvine at the Embankment was broadcast on 5 November, 1976. This excerpt features a performance of ‘The Blind Harper’.
    On the series of television concerts recorded at The Embankment, producer Noel Greene says: “Irish folk music has now become an international force. I want to offer a musical showcase to the individuals and groups on the Irish scene and felt that this could be done more successfully in a folk-music centre than in a studio. I chose The Embankment because it has been a major centre for Irish folk-music acts for many years. It’s the right size for our purpose and also helps to create the right atmosphere”.
    Seven acts were seen during the series. They include Aileach, The Bothy Band, De Danaan (with Johnny Moynihan), Clannad, The Sands Family, Paul Brady and Andy Irvine.
  • Local keywords
    Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Paul Brady, The Embankment, Tallaght, Dublin, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Guitar, Traditional, Folk, Music,
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Dublin
  • Genre
    Entertainment and Performing Arts
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
  • Country of production
  • Original identifier
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved – Free Access
  • Rights terms and conditions
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  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)

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