TradFest: Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny & Friends – 28th Jan 2021
Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny
Thu, Jan 28, 2021 8:00pm (IST) • Online •
Temple Bar TradFest has re-imagined the festival for these challenging COVID-19 times – with a series of specially produced events. From Dublin Castle AndyIrvine and DónalLunny will be joined by guests Maighread and TríonaNíDhomhnaill, EleanorShanley,MikeHanrahan, MarkRedmond, EmmaLangford, AoifeScott and AndyMeaney.
Its been more than 40 years since its release, and fans still can’t get enough of Andy Irvine and Paul Brady’s iconic album.
By popular demand, Andy Irvine and Paul Brady are touring Ireland to celebrate their classic album of folk songs and traditional music. The record’s enduring following has not dissipated in the years since its 1977 release, when it was hailed as an essential document of Irish culture. Irvine and Brady are set to bring their timeless songs to Kilkenny, Mayo, Dublin and Belfast in March of 2020. Tickets are priced at €46.50/£38.00 and are inclusive of the booking fee.
Last time they decided to do an Irish tour, back in 2017, it was met with such great success that it was repeated in 2018 with sold-out shows and additional gigs in London and Prague. The show features songs and tunes from the album and many other musical masterpieces that Andy and Paul have performed throughout both of their illustrious careers. As on the previous tours, they will be accompanied by Dónal Lunny and Kevin Burke, both of whom were players on the original album recording.
Check out the tour dates are as follows:
14th March: Kilkenny TradFest, The Hub, Kilkenny
16th March: Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
18th March: Vicar St., Dublin
19th March: Waterfront Hall, Belfast
Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill / Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny
St. Patrick’s Cathedral , Dublin
Further Event Information
General Admission: €30.00 incl. booking fee
Doors 8pm | Performance Starts 8:30pm
Tickets for collection will not be available for collection in advance.
All tickets purchased for collection will be available at the venue only once the doors have opened.
Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
Sisters Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhanill belong to a celebrated family of singers hailing from the Donegal Gaeltacht. The unique style and repertoire has been handed down to them through generations of the Ó Dhomhnaill family. Added to this is their distinctive unison and harmonic interpretations of Donegal songs and their fluent and accompanient. Together with their late brother Mícheál, a fine singer and instrumental player, they formed the seminal traditional group, Skara Brae in the late 1960’s. It was through this group and its one recording, now a classic, that the regional songs of their native Donegal were introduced to a wide audience both in Ireland and abroad. Their live performances have been described as ‘unforgettable beautiful and heart-rending’. Prepare to be transported by their appearance at TradFest.
Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny
Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs and originals composed by Andy. Between them, Irvine and Lunny have been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Their unique style of accompanishment is an ongoing influence in the wider world of Irish music. The two, in their seperate ways, have contributed to a veritable renaissance in Irish traditional music. Lunny and Irvine will present a programme of Irish music and Andy’s songs with a bit of Eastern European music. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these two legens of Irish music on stage together on as part of TradFest.