Andy Irvine & Luke Plumb

Tour Updates: MAR 2018 – Australian Tour w/ Luke Plumb

MARCH 2018

TOUR in AUSTRALIA

Andy heads back to Oz in support of his new album with Luke Plumb (Released worldwide Feb 14th 2018)

Fri 2 – Sun 4. Cobargo Folk Festival, NSW w/ Luke Plumb, Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton Get Ticket
Fri 9 – Mon 12. Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC w/ Luke Plumb Get Ticket
Thur 15. Spotted Mallard, Brunswick, VICw/ Luke Plumb
314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, VIC 3056
Booking info: Second Line Music
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Sat 17. Under the Sun Cafe, Strathbogie Ranges, VIC w/ Luke Plumb
14 Main St, Strathbogie, VIC 3666
Show 7.45pm
Booking info: +61 490 774 070 Email
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Fri 23. Fairlight Folk Acoustic Lounge, Fairlight NSWw/ Luke Plumb
3 William St, Fairlight (the old church off Sydney Rd), NSW 2094
Doors 7pm / Show 7.30pm
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Sat 24. Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham NSWw/ Luke Plumb
77 Brighton St, Petersham, NSW 2049
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Fri 30 – Mon April 2. National Folk Festival, w/ Luke Plumb Get Ticket
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“PRECIOUS HEROES” The new album will be released on 14th Feb 2018

The new album will be released on 14th February 2018 – AK Records (AK-7)

Precious Heroes

Price €18.00 (including shipping costs)
Pre-orders being taking NOW

“PRECIOUS HEROES”
ANDY IRVINE & LUKE PLUMB

Andy and the Australian mandolin maestro Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty) have teamed up to record a bold new duo album, “Precious Heroes”.

In 2016 Andy asked Luke to produce his latest album. Andy spent a couple of weeks in Melbourne in August of the year recording the songs with Luke on mandolin, bouzouki & guitar. The album features renowned international musicians, John McCusker (Battlefield Band, Kate Rusby) on fiddle, Mike McGoldrick (Capercaillie, Mark Knopfler, Usher’s Island) on flute & whistle, James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty) on percussion and backing vocals from Australian singers, Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton. Andy’s old mate, Rens van der Zalm (Wolverlei, Mozaik) was added later on guitar and fiddle.

The songs range from traditional ballads – “Erin’s Green Shore”, “Dunlavin Green” and “Farewell to Ballymoney” to the classic Australian ballad – “The Death of Ben Hall” to Andy’s latest compositions about “Frank Ryan” who went to fight against fascism in Spain, Nixie Boran who fought for the rights of the coalminers in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny in the 1930s and his own version of the “Niamh and Oisín” story.

The continuously magical collaboration of all the players and singers shines throughout. Luke contributes two fine instrumentals, showing off his brilliant mandolin playing and combines with Andy and Rens on the instrumental “Trip to Tír na nÓg” which is a tune Andy wrote back in 1973 for Planxty but it was never recorded.

“We were moved to make an album which recognised the great, largely unknown, men and women who shaped working class and cultural roots. Through hardship, sadness, adversity and tragedy, triumphant stories remain. We share the history and continue to share the hope. This album is dedicated to those Precious Heroes.”

The album was released in Australia in December 2016 to coincide with a tour there that Luke and Andy were playing. Now the album is available worldwide!!


Track list 
1. Here’s a Health to Every Miner Lad (Andy Irvine)
Andy: mandola, harmonica & vocal / Luke: mandolin / John: fiddle / Mike: whistle / Rens: guitar / Kate & Ruth: vocals

2. Farewell to Ballymoney (Trad. Arr. Andy Irvine)
Andy: octave mandola & vocal / Luke: mandolin, bouzouki & guitar / John: fiddle / Mike: flute

3. Niamh and Oisín (Andy Irvine / Luke Plumb)
Andy: mandola & vocal / Luke: mandolin & programming / Rens: guitar / James: percussion / Kumiko: glass harp

4. Trip to Tír na nÓg (Andy Irvine)
Andy: mandola / Luke: mandolin / Rens: guitar & fiddle / James: percussion

5. Champion at Keeping Them Rollin’ (Ewan MacCall)
Andy: mandola, harmonica & vocal / Luke: bouzouki / John: fiddle / Mike: whistle / Rens: guitar / Kate & Ruth: vocals

6. The Appeal to Reason / The Fiddle in the Phones (Luke Plumb)
Luke: mandolin, bouzouki & guitar / Andy: mandola / John: fiddle / Mike: whistle

7. Hard Times in ‘Comer’s Mines (Andy Irvine)
Andy: bouzouki & vocal / Luke: mandolin & vocal / John: fiddle / Mike: whistle / Rens: guitar / James: percussion / Kate & Ruth: vocals

8. Dunlavin Green (Trad. Arr. Andy Irvine)
Andy: bouzouki & vocal / Luke: mandolin / John: fiddle / Rens: guitar

9. The Death of Ben Hall (Trad. Arr. Andy Irvine)
Andy: mandola, harmonica & vocal / Luke: mandolin & vocal / Rens : guitar / Kate & Ruth: vocals

10. A Tune for Angus (Luke Plumb)
Luke: mandolin & guitar / Andy: mandola / John: fiddle / Mike: whistle

11. Frank Ryan (Andy Irvine)
Andy: mandola & vocal / Luke: mandolin & guitar / Rens: guitar & fiddle / James: percussion

12. Erin’s Green Shore (Trad. Arr. Andy Irvine)
Andy: octave mandola, harmonica & vocal / Luke: mandolin / John: fiddle / Mike: flute


Quotes

“Beautiful album by Irish music pioneer and young Tassie music wizard”
– The Daily Planet (ABC National)

“Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb intertwine and dovetail as intricately and expertly as might be expected of two outstanding instrumentalists”
– Tony Hiller (The Australian)

 


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Andy & Luke on ABC Radio National’s The Music Show

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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)

abc-radio-melbourne-andy-lukePerformed on bass mandola and mandolins by Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb

Credits
Producer: Penny Lomax

source: abc.net.au