Andy Irvine

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’s Instruments Found & Returned!

“To everybody who has helped me or shown concern about my missing instruments, I give my heartiest thanks. On Monday I got an email from SAS to tell me……THEY’D FOUND MY INSTRUMENTS!!! They were rushed to Dublin & delivered to my door yesterday evening!! I can’t tell you how it feels to have them back. I have a permanent smile on my face – and so do they. Thanks to Providence & all kind people who gave their time & energy!”

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.

The Flourishing – TV Appearance

Beginning in the 1950s, a landmark era for the revival of Irish traditional and folk music, and taking us on an intriguing journey to the present day, The Flourishing is an hour-long arts documentary takes us on an intriguing journey from the 1950s to the present day tracking the transformation of a wavering musical genre into one which is performed and celebrated around the world. The Flourishing will feature the work and voices of this most important generation – among them Paul Brady, Mary Black, Finbar Furey, Paddy Glackin and Andy Irvine, Tríona Ní Domhnaill, Mary O’Hara and Mary Bergin – and discover how they changed the course of Irish folk music forever.

The Flourishing will air Dec. 30th on RTÉ One @6.30pm

Andy Irvine