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Listen: Andy Irvine on Mystery Train with John Kelly

Andy appeared on Mystery Train on Sunday night with John Kelly. He chatted with John & picked the tunes, very interesting selection. Listen back to the show here:

Listen: Mystery Train – 06/05/2018

Mystery Train is a nightly journey through the many wonders of recorded music – from its vintage glories to the latest sounds. Essential listening for the discerning music fan.

Music Played on the Show
Farewell To Ballymoney
 Composer: Trad arr. Andy Irvine
 Performer(s): Andy Irvine & Luke Plumb
 Album: Precious Heroes / 2018 Andy Irivine / AK-7

Who?
 Composer: Kern
 Performer(s): Binnie Hale & Jack Buchanan
 Album: Jack Buchanan with Elsie Randolph / Pavillion Records / PAST CD 9763

I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
 Composer: Howard Dietz
 Performer(s): Fred Astaire & Jack Buchanan
 Album: Those Magnificent MGM Musicals / EMI / CDP 7 94082 2

These Foolish Things
 Composer: Jack Strachey
 Performer(s): Charlie Parker
 Album: The Washington Concerts / Blue Note Records / itunes

Columbas Stockade
 Composer: Trad
 Performer(s): Woody Guthrie
 Album: The Early Years [Legacy] / Columbia / Legacy 345

The Gold Ring
 Composer: Trad
 Performer(s): Willie Clancy
 Album: The Pipering of Willie Clancy / Claddagh Records / CC39CD

The Shoals Of Herring
 Composer: Ewan MacColl
 Performer(s): Luke Kelly
 Album: Luke Kelly The Definitive Collection / IML / CACD0205

Omie Wise
 Composer: Trad arr
 Performer(s): Gb Grayson
 Album: Anthology of American Folk Music Volume 1 / Count Records / itunes

Standing On The Shore
 Composer: Trad arr
 Performer(s): Sweeney's Men
 Album: The Legend of Sweeney's Men / Castle Music / CMDDD932

Slow Air
 Composer: Trad
 Performer(s): Kostadin Varimezov

Arnold Layne
 Composer: Barrett, Syd
 Performer(s): Pink Floyd
 Album: Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd / Lyte Records / LR019

Azt Gondoltam Eso Esik
 Composer: Trad
 Performer(s): Muzikas With Marta Sebestyen
 Album: The Prisoner's Song / Hannibal Records / HNCD 1341

Kitty Lie Over/ Munster Buttermilk
 Composer: Trad
 Performer(s): Mick O'Brien And Caoimhin O Raghallaigh
 Album: Kitty Lie Over / ACM Records / ACMCD 102
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Planxty Live 1979 Album to be released March 23rd 2018!

Radio Bremen Issues 1979 Planxty Recording

Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Liam O’Flynn, Christy Moore and Matt Molloy

Radio Bremen Issues 1979 Planxty Recording

Concert took place at Bremen University during an extensive European tour.

Radio Bremen and the MIG (Made in Germany) label have released One Night in Bremen, a live recording of the original Planxty line-up along with Matt Molloy in April 1979.

The concert took place at Bremen University amidst an extensive European tour in which they played forty-seven concerts in fifty-eight days.

Recalling the tour, Andy Irvine writes in the sleeve notes:

In the spring of 1978, Christy was playing with The Christy Moore Band, Donal was in The Bothy Band, which was in the process of breaking up, Liam was playing solo and I was either touring with Mick Hanly or playing solo too.

Christy saw it as a good time to recreate the ‘Original Planxty’. Liam and myself agreed wholeheartedly. I think I had been hoping for this moment for a couple of years. Donal still felt a responsibility towards the other members of The Bothy Band, but eventually he was persuaded and he brought with him the great Bothies flute player Matt Molloy…

Things were different. Looking back at it, we had all grown up by this time. Life was not as freewheeling as it had been. Mortgages had to be paid and children fed. Still we felt that we could pick up where we had left off in 1975 and a monster tour was planned for the spring of 1979…

I remember we played our tryout gig at The Meeting Place in Dublin, a pub that held about 60 people and two days later we opened the tour at the Hammersmith Odeon that held about 3,000! It was a nervous start.  The tour went on through Britain and Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Holland and finally Ireland. 45 gigs in 58 days. We finished in Dublin and the following week we were in the new Windmill Lane studios to record After the Break.

One Night in Bremen features 12 tracks, including ‘The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes’, ‘You Rambling Boys of Pleasure’ and ‘Smecana Horo’. Listen to the opening track below.

The album will be released on vinyl, CDand online in March. For more, visit https://goo.gl/3UqtnQ

Published on 28 February 2018

Source: http://journalofmusic.com/news/radio-bremen-issues-1979-planxty-recording


Andy Irvine Remembering Woody Radio Show

Remembering Woody Guthrie – Arena With Seán Rocks – Thursday 21 December 2017

Andy Irvine remembers the life and career of Woody Guthrie, one of the most significant figures in American folk music and a tireless campaigner for social justice, who died 50 years ago this year

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Music Played on the Show
This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
The Rangers Command - Andy Irvine
The Great Dust Storm - Andy Irvine
Do Re Mi - Woody Guthrie
The Ballad Of Tom Joad - Andy Irvine
Seamen Three - Andy Irvine
So Long It's Been Good To Know You - Woody Guthrie