Andy Irvine was born in London of Irish roots. His career has taken him from traditional Irish and English folk songs to traditional music of Bulgaria, Greece and Hungary and the latter changed his output forever. From his early Irish folk days with Christy Moore, Paul Brady and Donal Lunny, Andy’s helped turn the sound of folk music from an unaccompanied form to include bazouki’s, gaida’s and the kaval, but always resisting drum kits and bass guitar. He’s in for a live set with mandolinist Luke Plumb.
Music played live in this segment:
Farewell to Kellswater (Trad. Sam Henry collection)
Frank Ryan (comp. Irvine)
Performed on bass mandola and mandolins by Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb
Producer: Penny Lomax