Introducing: Usher’s Island

Usher’s Island

Named after one of the medieval quays along the River Liffey in Dublin, Usher’s Island is a brand-new supergroup uniting two generations of trailblazing Irish musicians, performing here together for the very first time.

The revered figures of Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine and Paddy Glackin link the band’s heritage right back to the glory days of Planxty, the Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Mozaik and other seminal boundary-crossers, while two of today’s leading heirs to these pioneering artists, Mike McGoldrick and John Doyle, contribute their vast experience of contemporary Celtic and other international roots styles.




  1. Just heard the news today: Sunday, 26 April. I’m a writer from Dublin and I’ve just published a novel entitled… yes… “Usher’s Island”. It starts with the Famine, travels to America, and ends on Usher’s Island.

  2. It’s good to see these icons of Irish folk getting together to refresh the music. Hopefully we will see this group in Canada.

      1. Was at the Usher Island’s concert at the Celtic Connections in Glasgow. A wonderful night of music! Many thanks….

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