ARCHIVE: 2010 – Live Review – Andy and the Fleadh

ARCHIVE POST AUGUST 20, 2010 · 11:59 AM by Brendan O’Brien

The road to God knows where ... Brendan O'Brien

Last night my wife and I went to see Andy Irvine in the Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff … wonderful. Andy, now 68 years of age, is one of the true greats not only of Irish but of world folk music, and a witty raconteur to boot. He is also a gentleman … when I emailed him this morning to compliment him on the show, he emailed back promptly to thank me and say how much he enjoyed it.

Andy is an admirer of Woody Guthrie (‘Never Tire of the Road’ is a tribute to Woody), and his music, as well as drawing on Eastern European influences, touches on themes of Americana to which I alluded on Ana’s blog on MyT the other night. I’ll draw these out in another post when I have a chance.

I first heard Andy’s music when he was a member of Planxty, the seminal Irish…

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