Andy Irvine


Musician, singer, songwriter, and Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the inaugural RTÉ Folk Awards, Andy has had an amazing musical career over the past 50 years. At the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, and then Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island, Andy is both a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

Andy 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.

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.

Tour Dates

05/10/2023Lewes Con ClubLEWES
07/10/2023Hammersmith Irish CentreLONDON
08/10/2023East Riding TheatreBEVERLEY
10/10/2023The WithamBARNARD CASTLE
11/10/2023Edinburgh Folk ClubEDINBURGH
12/10/2023Universal HallFINDHORN
13/10/2023Stonehaven Folk ClubSTONEHAVEN
15/10/2023Hug & PintGLASGOW
18/10/2023Cramlington Folk ClubCRAMLINGTON
19/10/2023Guildhall Arts CentreGRANTHAM
20/10/2023Live at Sam'sSHEFFIELD
21/10/2023Bijou CinemaSOUTHPORT
24/10/2023Kitchen Garden CafeBIRMINGHAM
25/10/2023Chequer MeadEAST GRINSTEAD
26/10/2023John Peel CentreSTOWMARKET
27/10/2023The Goose Is OutNUNHEAD