Andy Irvine

Setlist: London Irish Centre, London UK – 02-MAY-2018


  1. The Creggan White Hare/When the Boys Are on Parade
  2. Three Huntsmem
  3. I Wish I Was In Belfast Town
  4. A Prince Among Men
  5. (Houdini) [New Song]
  6. James Connolly
  7. My Heart’s Tonight in Ireland
  8. Stewball and the Monaghan Grey Mare
  9. Here’s a Health to Every Miner Lad
  10. Reynardine/Johnny Coolig
  11. O’Donoghue’s
  12. The Dandenong
  13. Erin’s Green Shore
  14. (No Irish Need Apply) [New Song – Video clip below]
  15. Farewell to Kellswater
  16. A Blacksmith Courted Me


  17. West Coast of Clare
  18. The Close Shave (Bob Bickerton)


Andy Irvine at EFC / Edinburgh FC – Live Video Stream!

Andy Irvine plays at Edinburgh Folk Club (EFC) tonight. The show will be live stream from the venues facebook page & will be available to watch for after if you miss it:


Wednesday 18 April 2018

NB: this show will be live streamed. If you do not wish to be caught ‘in shot’ please chose your seat accordingly.
The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
Time: doors 7:30pm / showtime 8pm
Admission: … £12 (non-members), £10 (conc), £9.50 NHS & emergency services staff, £8 (EFC members), £5 (students)

Tickets are available on line or at the door from 7:30pm

ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself”.

Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career.

Andy has been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeneys Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, and then Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Ushers Island. Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, “Often copied, never equalled”, his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.


Fan Story: 15 year old Ed Sheeran with Andy Irvine in Kavanaghs Pub, Portlaoise [2006]

Thanks to John Shereran (Ed’s Dad) and Gary Dunne this gem was found last night!

15 year old Ed Sherran with Andy Irvine at ÉistMusic (ran by John Dunne & Vinny O’Brien) in Kavanaghs Pub-Portlaoise

Picture taken in 2006 with Credit to John Sheeran!

Here's Ed's version of Andy's classic West Coast of Clare