Andy Irvine & Paul Brady

On Tour Sept-Dec 2022

SEPTEMBER 2022

GIGS in IRELAND

Mon 5.Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival 2022, at Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
w/ Usher’s Island – Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin and Michael McGoldrick
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Sat 10.KAM, Kinvara Community Centre
“Tickets already purchased for postponed concert in May will be honoured.”
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Thur 15.Clonakilty International Guitar Festival, at De Barra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty, West CorkGet Ticket
Fri 16.Clonakilty International Guitar Festival, The Acoustic Forum – Scoil na mBuachailli at De Barra’s Folk ClubGet Ticket

OCTOBER 2022

SOLO TOUR in UK

Sat 1.Winchester Folk Club, at Hyde Tavern, WinchesterGet Ticket
Sun 2.Kitchen Garden Café, BirminghamGet Ticket
Mon 3.Nettlebed Folk Club, at The Village Club, Nettlebed, nr Henley on ThamesGet Ticket
Tue 4.Stratford Playhouse, StratfordGet Ticket
Wed 5.Cambridge Junction, CambridgeGet Ticket
Thur 6.London Irish Centre, LondonGet Ticket
Fri 7.Roots Music Club, at Ukrainian Centre, DoncasterGet Ticket
Sat 8.Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle upon TyneGet Ticket
Sun 9.Alnwick Playhouse, AlnwickGet Ticket
Wed 12.Brewery Arts, KendalGet Ticket
Thur 13.Settle Victoria Hall, SettleGet Ticket
Fri 14.Reeth Memorial Hall, Richmond, North YorkshireGet Ticket

GIGS in UK & IRELAND

Sat 15.Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, London
w/Usher’s Island – Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Michael McGoldrick and John Doyle
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Sun 16.Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, London
w/Usher’s Island – Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Michael McGoldrick and John Doyle
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Fri 28St Augustine’s Church, DerryGet Ticket

NOVEMBER 2022

GIGs in NORWAY

Sat 12.Riksscenen, OsloGet Ticket

ANDY IRVINE & PAUL BRADY “A Celebration Of A Classic Album”
featuring Dónal Lunny & Kevin Burke

Thur 17.Royal Theatre, CastlebarGet Ticket
Sat 19.Perth Concert Hall, PerthGet Ticket
Sun 20.Waterfront Hall, BelfastGet Ticket
Mon 21.Vicar St, DublinGet Ticket
Tue 22.Vicar St, DublinGet Ticket

DECEMBER 2022

GIGs in IRELAND

Thur 1.Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge w/ Dónal LunnyGet Ticket

Andy Irvine On Tour 2022

Gigs

APRIL 2022

GIGS in IRELAND/EUROPE

Sat 23.Mill Theatre, DundrumGet Ticket
Wed 27.Copenhagen Folk ClubGet Ticket

MAY 2022

SOLO TOUR in UK

Mon 9.Croydon Folk Club, @Ruskin House, Croydon, SurreyGet Ticket
Tue 10.Dartford Folk Club, Dartford, KentGet Ticket
Wed 11.Kings Place, LondonGet Ticket
Thur 12.Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill, SuffolkGet Ticket
Fri 13.Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, West SussexGet Ticket
Sat 14.The Greystones, SheffieldGet Ticket
Sun 15.Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, LiverpoolGet Ticket
Mon 16.Black Swan Folk Club, @the Crescent Club, YorkGet Ticket
Tue 17.St David’s Hall, CardiffGet Ticket
Wed 18.Exeter Phoenix, ExeterGet Ticket
Thur 19.The Fleece Inn, BretfortonGet Ticket
Fri 20.Valley Folk Club, @Glais Rugby Football Club, SwanseaGet Ticket
Sat 21.Lewes Saturday Folk Club, @Elephant & Castle, LEWES, East SussexGet Ticket

GIGS in IRELAND

Sat 28.KAM, KinvaraGet Ticket

JUNE 2022

GIGS in IRELAND

Thur 16.Jim Dowling Festival, Glengarriff w/Dónal LunnyGet Ticket
Fri 17.Monroe’s Tavern, Galway w/Dónal LunnyGet Ticket
Mon 20.Andy Irvine 80th Birthday Concert, at Vicar St. Dublin
Featuring: Paul Brady / Dónal Lunny / Paddy Glackin / John Doyle / Mike McGoldrick / Bruce Molsky / Rens van der Zalm / Nikola Parov / Ágnes Herczku / Chrysoula K.
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Fri 24.Courthouse, Tinahely w/Dónal LunnyGet Ticket
Sat 25.Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Co. Kilkenny w/Dónal LunnyGet Ticket

NOVEMBER 2022

ANDY IRVINE & PAUL BRADY “A Celebration Of A Classic Album”
featuring Dónal Lunny & Kevin Burke

Thur 17.Royal Theatre, CastlebarGet Ticket
Sat 19.Perth Concert Hall, PerthGet Ticket
Sun 20.Waterfront Hall, BelfastGet Ticket
Mon 21.Vicar St, DublinGet Ticket
Tue 22.Vicar St, DublinGet Ticket

Andy Irvine announces Vicar Street show to celebrate 80th birthday

KATE BRAYDEN

Tickets to see Andy Irvine and friends cost €45 (including booking fee), and will go on general sale this Thursday, March 17th at 10am.

Andy Irvine will mark his 80th birthday with a show at Vicar Street Dublin on Monday, June 20th this year.

The veteran musician will perform alongside special guests Paul Brady, Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, John Doyle, Mike McGoldrick, Bruce Molsky, Rens Van Der Zalm, Chrysoula K, Nikola Parov and Ágnes Herczku.

Multi-instrumentalist and trad/folk singer-songwriter Andy Irvine has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career.

Having been been hailed as “a tradition in himself”, Andy has been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s. Irvine and Lunny recently revisited their self-titled debut album for the Hot Press Up Close and Personal series.

Following Planxty, Irvine joined fellow trad outfits Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians in his time.

As a soloist, the performer fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. His repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling canon of his own self-penned songs.

During the various Covid-19 lockdowns in Ireland, the folk legend finally managed to compile the material together for his own Woody Guthrie album and recorded the results.

“I’d been planning to do a Woody Guthrie album for four years now, care to remember,” he told Hot Press late last year, smiling. “I got it together and I recorded everything, and now it awaits other people’s inputs. He’s my first and main influence. I’ll have to relearn all this material I’ve recorded, but I’m looking forward to it.”

“I’ve booked Vicar Street in June to celebrate my 80th birthday, because 10 years ago I played two gigs there for my 70th birthday with a couple of bands,” Irvine added. “Sweeney’s Man, Mosaik, and LAPD with Paddy Glackin and Liam O’Flynn. That gig was a great success. We put it together on a CD and on a DVD, and I don’t see why I shouldn’t do it again for my 80th. Then I’d be looking forward to my 90th!”

Tickets €45 (including booking fee) on general sale Thursday 17th March at 10am.

Revisit Andy Irvine’s 2021 Hot Press interview here.

PRE-ORDER – ANDY IRVINE & PAUL BRADY on Colour Vinyl!

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DESCRIPTION

180 gram purple LP in gatefold jacket with 12-page booklet

Compass Records Group is announcing the special edition release of the Mulligan Records classic ‘Andy Irvine/Paul Brady’. Long thought of as one of the seminal releases in the Irish music cannon, the album has been praised by artists such as Bob Dylan (who recorded Paul Brady’s arrangement of “Arthur McBride And The Sergeant”), Bono, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Liam O’Maonlai (Hothouse Flowers), and Radie Peat and Daragh Lynch (both of Lankum).

In 1976, Andy Irvine and Paul Brady, fresh from the demise of the Irish supergroup Planxty, entered legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with mystic producer/bouzouki player Dónal Lunny and fiddler Kevin Burke to record what has become this Irish Music classic.

This Special Edition marks the first time the vinyl album has been pressed since the 70s. For this ultimate version, the ten track album was remastered from the original analog tapes, which were transferred at 192k/32 bit to maintain the highest resolution, mastered with the best combination of classic analog and state of the art digital equipment, and packaged both as a gatefold LP and tri-fold CD wallet. Both formats include a 12,000 word essay by noted music journalist Gareth Murphy (Cowboys and Indies – The Epic History of the Record Industry and Siren Song: My Life in Music [with Seymour Stein]), and include interviews with Andy Irvine, Paul Brady, Dónal Lunny and Kevin Burke, as well as testimonials from artists including Glen Hansard, Liam O’Maonlai and more.

“It was a golden age for Irish folk music and this is one of it’s defining moment.” – Mojo 5 star review out now

Uncut 8/10 review out now

TRACKLISTING

1. Plains Of Kildare
2. Lough Erne Shore
3. Fred Finn’s Reel / Sailing Into Walpole’s Marsh
4. Bonny Woodhall
5. Arthur McBride And The Sergeant
6. The Jolly Soldier / The Blarney Pilgrim
7. Autumn Gold
8. Mary And The Soldier
9. The Streets Of Derry
10. Martinmas Time / The Little Stack Of Wheat

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Andy Irvine – Gigs aplenty! IRE / UK / GER / NL

SEPTEMBER 2021

Andy’s back on the road! Never Tire!

GIGS in IRELAND

Fri 17.Dolan’s, LimerickGet Ticket
Sat 18.The Doolin Sessions @Hotel DoolinGet Ticket
Sun 19.Carlingford Heritage Centre, Carlingford w/Zoë Conway & John McIntyreGet Ticket
Tue 21.The White Horse, Ballincollig w/Dónal LunnyGet Ticket
Fri 24.The Hot Spot Music Club, Greystones – Reschedule to October 22Get Ticket
Sat 25.- Sun 26.Hibernacle Presents “Meet Me At The Castle” @Claregalway CastleGet Ticket

OCTOBER 2021

SOLO TOUR in UK

Sun 3.Laugharne Weekend Festival, West WalesGet Ticket
Tue 5.Live at the Star, GLASGOW – PostponedGet Ticket
Thur 7.Live at Sam’s, SHEFFIELDGet Ticket
Fri 8.Blaxhall Sessions, BLAXHALLGet Ticket
Sun 10.The Irish Cultural Centre, LONDONGet Ticket
Mon 11.The Garret Sessions, @TADS Theatre, TODDINGTONGet Ticket
Tue 12.Kitchen Garden Café, BIRMINGHAMGet Ticket

GIGS in IRELAND

Fri 15.Cyprus Avenue, CorkGet Ticket
Thur 21.Spiegeltent, WexfordGet Ticket
Fri 22.The Hot Spot Music Club, GreystonesGet Ticket

ANDY IRVINE & PAUL BRADY “A Celebration Of A Classic Album”
featuring Dónal Lunny & Kevin Burke

-ALL ORIGINAL TICKETS REMAIN VALID-

Sun 17.Cork Opera House, Cork – Reschedule to 24th January 2022Get Ticket
Wed 20.Royal Theatre, Castlebar – Reschedule to 30th January 2022Get Ticket
Thur 21.Vicar St, Dublin – Reschedule to 31st January 2022Get Ticket
Fri 22.Vicar St, Dublin – Reschedule to 1st February 2022Get Ticket
Sun 24.Perth Concert Hall, Perth – Reschedule to 26th January 2022Get Ticket
Mon 25.Waterfront Hall, Belfast – Reschedule to 28th January 2022Get Ticket

SOLO TOUR in GERMANY & NETHERLANDS

Thurs 28.Katholische Kirche, HattingenGet Ticket
Fri 29.Heimathaus, Rotenburg/WümmeGet Ticket
Sat 30.Kleinkunstbühne, MeissenGet Ticket
Sun 31.Haus Schulenburg, GeraGet Ticket

NOVEMBER 2021

SOLO TOUR in GERMANY & NETHERLANDS

Tue 2.Kulturmanufaktur Gerstenberg, Frankfurt/OderGet Ticket
Wed 3.Alter Gasometer, ZwickauGet Ticket
Thur 4.ufaFabrik, BerlinGet Ticket
Fri 5.Osdorf Heidbarghof, HamburgGet Ticket
Sat 6.Künstlerzeche Unser Fritz 2/3, HerneGet Ticket
Sun 7.Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Boschoord, OisterwijkGet Ticket
Mon 8.Irish Folk Club im Stemmerhof, MünchenGet Ticket
Tue 9.360°Gasometer, PforzheimGet Ticket
Wed 10.Folk im Feuerschlösschen, Bad HonnefGet Ticket
Fri 12.Pumpwerk, HockenheimGet Ticket
Sat 13.Club Kuckucksei, NürtingenGet Ticket
Sun 14.Venue-TBA, BüdingenGet Ticket