Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb
Sunday January 22, 4pm at Kindlehill Performance Space.
The names Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb really need no introduction.
Andy Irvine, the consummate travelling troubadour, following in the steps of Woody Guthrie, combining amazing musicality with social conscience, wry humour with the deep melancholy of the people’s music, the intricacy of Balkan dance with the antique charm of Old Time American tunes, a songwriter with a keen ear and eye for history, the Tradition, and the struggles of the oppressed.
Andy is the man who, nearly 50 years ago, redefined Irish music while nurturing its very heart, in the seminal band Planxty. Creator of the multinational super-group Mozaik, and key member of a number of other influential bands – Sweeney’s Men, Patrick Street, LAPD, Usher’s Island – whilst pursuing a solo touring and recording schedule which would bring many younger performers to their knees.
Luke Plumb was awarded the Declan Affley Best Rising Talent Award nearly twenty years ago. A stunningly talented multi-instrumentalist and session musician, Luke was co-opted by Scottish ‘acid-crofters’ Shooglenifty early this century, for a long shift as co-lead instrumentalist, and composer of much of that band’s driving and quirky repertoire. Increasingly in demand as a record producer, and always eclectic and busy as a composer and arranger, he is also a widely travelled and highly regarded music teacher. Luke amazed people some years ago by ‘deconstructing’ and analysing the dense and miraculous work of Irvine and Donal Lunny on the early Planxty recordings.
Now Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb have joined forces and they will give their first performances as a duo on their forthcoming Australian tour – featuring traditional tunes and songs, Irvine’s famous compositions, and new tunes written by ‘the bould Luke.’ Music Hunter is thrilled to bring you these two brilliant and creative musicians, makers of musical milestones – the Old Lion and the Young(ish) Turk (actually he’s from Tasmania). Come and witness musical history being made.
$ 30 / 25 concession
Group bookings of 6 to 8pp at $22 each
Companion Carers Free