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Ushers Island on BBC Radio 2 – The Folk Show

Usher’s Island in Session

The best folk music from Britain and beyond.

This week, Irish supergroup Usher’s Island play tracks from their self-titled debut album.

Usher’s Island brings together two generations of the finest traditionalmusicians: Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny (Planxty), Paddy Glackin (The Bothy Band), Michael McGoldrick (Capercaillie, Flook, Lunasa) and John Doyle (Solas).

Their debut album was recorded in a cottage in County Galway over a few days in 2016.

Plus, the usual mix of exciting new music, classic tracks and news from the folk world.

Tracks Performed

  • Felix the Soldier
  • Five Drunken Landladies
  • Heart in Hand
Watch: Five Drunken Landladies

Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, John Doyle, Paddy Glackin and Michael McGoldrick play live.

Release date: 14 June 2017
Duration: 7 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer Andy Irvine
Performer Donal Lunny
Performer John Doyle
Performer Michael McGoldrick
Paddy Glackin
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Planxty – No Disco documentary to air this Christmas on TG4!

Christmas on TG4

 02.01.17 – 00.00am          Planxty – No Disco                      

Dedicated to legendary Irish band Planxty. Presented by Leagues O’Toole, the programme features exclusive interviews with founding members Christy Moore, Liam Óg O’Flynn and Andy Irvine as well as Paul Brady who replaced Christy in 1974. The programme also looks at Planxty from the perspective of some of today’s artists. Guests include David Kitt, Richie Egan (The Redneck Manifesto), Jimi Goodwin (Doves) and Colm Mac An Iomaire (The Frames).

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