Cork Opera House

Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Dublin & Cork Dates – OCT’18

In Pictures: Andy Irvine & Paul Brady 40th Anniversary Tour

Many thanks to the Twitter Community for sharing their memories!

Setlist: 19/May/2017 – Andy Irvine & Paul Brady

19/May/2017  – Andy Irvine & Paul Brady,  Cork Opera House, Cork Ireland (40th Anniversary Reunion Tour)


Heather on the Moor
Lord Thomas
Stensons (Set of Tunes)
Băneasă's Green Glade / Horo
Cocks Are Crowing
The Dream / Indiana
Wearin' the Britches
The Blacksmith / Blacksmithereens


Martinmas Time / The Little Stack of Wheat
Lough Erne Shore
Bonny Woodhall
Fred Finn's Reel / Sailing into Walpole's Marsh (Set of Reels)
Arthur McBride
Autumn Gold
The Jolly Soldier / Blarney Pilgrim
Streets of Derry
Mary and the Soldier
Plains of Kildare


The Braes Of Moneymore
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore

Note: This set was typical of the 40th Anniversary Tour concerts. The Vicar St. gig that I attended had the exact same setlist.

Trad Stars to perform at Cork Opera House – 19 Feb 2017

Altan, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Paul Brady and Castle Céilí Band among headline acts at Gradam Ceoil TG4

A concert featuring an all-star line-up of traditional musicians will take place at Cork Opera House on Sunday, February 19, to honour their outstanding achievements.

The performers are the recipients of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2017 (All-Ireland Traditional Music Awards) and include big names like Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, fiddler, singer, and founding member of Altan and Donal Lunny.

They will joined on stage by their own special musical guests in a unique, star-studded line-up of musicians and award-presenters, including Altan, Paul Brady, Andy Irvine, The Castle Céilí Band, The Atlantic Arc Orchestra, Na Mooneys, The Macalla Orchestra and many more.

The prestigious event, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is the ‘oscars’ of Irish music, and will be broadcast live on TG4.

It is one of the best line-ups the concert has seen in years and tickets are selling quickly.,.

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Gradam Ceoil TG4 2017 Line Up

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh agus Altan (Overall Gradam Ceoil award)

Liam O’ Brien, the O’Brien family and Hajime Takahashi (Young Musician/ Ceoltóir Óg TG4 2017)

Micheál Ó Ruanaigh and The Macalla Orchestra (Best Composer/ Gradam an Chumadóra 2017)

Donal Lunny, Paul Brady, Andy Irvine (Hall of Fame/ Gradam Saoil 2017)

Mick O’ Connor and family (Special Contribution/ Gradam Comaoine 2017)

Rita Gallagher (Best Singer/ Amhránaí TG4 2017)

The Castle Ceili Band

Atlantic Arc Orchestra

Na Mooneys

Tickets for TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards 2017, priced €25, are now available from the Cork Opera House or phone 021 4270022. 

 For more information see or Facebook and Twitter @gradamceoil. #Gradam