Andy Irvine
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1942-06-14
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Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine Biography (Wikipedia)

Andrew Kennedy "Andy" Irvine (born 14 June 1942) is an Irish folk musician, singer-songwriter, and a founding member of popular bands Sweeney's Men, Planxty, Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and Usher's Island. He plays the mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, harmonica and, occasionally, the hurdy-gurdy.

Irvine has been influential in folk music for over five decades, during which he recorded a large repertoire of songs and tunes he assembled from books, folk-song collectors and old recordings rooted in the Irish, English, Scottish, Eastern European, Australian and American old-time and folk traditions. He often sets these songs to new music and writes songs about his personal experiences or about the lives and struggles of his heroes: Michael Davitt, Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, Douglas Mawson, Raoul Wallenberg, Emiliano Zapata, and others.

Imbued with a deep sense of social justice, Irvine selects or writes songs that are based on historical events and presented from the victim's perspective. Some of these songs chronicle the abject living and working conditions imposed on groups of people: the emigrants; the brutalized migrant workers; the exploited textile strikers or coalminers. Other songs recall the archetypal experiences of single individuals: the woman seduced by an unfaithful man or disowned by her father; the destitute young man ostracized or murdered on the order of his sweetheart’s rich father; the down-on-his-luck farmer or the unemployed worker; the young man inveigled by the army's recruiting sergeant; the scapegoats. Irvine's songs also denounce worker deaths and industrial diseases, and lament the plight of hunted animals. His repertoire includes humorous songs, but also bittersweet ones of unrequited love, or of lovers cruelly separated or dramatically reunited. He also sings about famous racehorses, men or women masquerading in various disguises, a fantastical fox preying on young maidens, and the violent lives of outlaws.

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Never Tire of the Road
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Never Tire of the Road
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O'Donoghue's
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O'Donoghue's
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Empty Handed
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Empty Handed
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Sail Away Ladies; Walking in the Parlour
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Sail Away Ladies; Walking in the Parlour
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Blacksmithereens
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Blacksmithereens
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A Blacksmith Courted Me
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A Blacksmith Courted Me
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A Close Shave
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A Close Shave
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MY HEART'S TONIGHT IN IRELAND
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MY HEART'S TONIGHT IN IRELAND
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Johnny Cuig
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Johnny Cuig
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Sly Bold Renardine
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Sly Bold Renardine
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Farewell to Kellswater
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Farewell to Kellswater
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Olso/Norwegian Mazurka
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Olso/Norwegian Mazurka
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The Spirit of Mother Jones
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The Spirit of Mother Jones
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Farewell to Kellswater (feat. Rens van der Zalm)
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Farewell to Kellswater (feat. Rens van der Zalm)
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The Pursuit Of Farmer Michael Hayes
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The Pursuit Of Farmer Michael Hayes
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The Rambling Siúler
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The Rambling Siúler
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The Braes of Moneymore
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The Braes of Moneymore
Danny Thompson, Mike McGoldrick, Andy Irvine, Andy Irvine, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Russ Barenberg, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John McCusker & James MacKintosh
My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
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My Heart's Tonight in Ireland

My Heart's Tonight in Ireland

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Danny Thompson, Mike McGoldrick, Andy Irvine, Andy Irvine, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Russ Barenberg, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John McCusker & James MacKintosh
Danny Thompson, Mike McGoldrick, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Russ Barenberg, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John McCusker & James MacKintosh
West Clare Reel
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West Clare Reel

West Clare Reel

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Danny Thompson, Mike McGoldrick, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Russ Barenberg, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John McCusker & James MacKintosh
Danny Thompson, Mike McGoldrick, Andy Irvine, Andy Irvine, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Russ Barenberg, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John McCusker & James MacKintosh
My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
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My Heart's Tonight in Ireland

My Heart's Tonight in Ireland

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Danny Thompson, Mike McGoldrick, Andy Irvine, Andy Irvine, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Russ Barenberg, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John McCusker & James MacKintosh
Danny Thompson, Mike McGoldrick, Andy Irvine, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Aly Bain, John McCusker & James MacKintosh
Never Tire Of The Road
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Never Tire Of The Road

Never Tire Of The Road

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Danny Thompson, Mike McGoldrick, Andy Irvine, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Aly Bain, John McCusker & James MacKintosh
Andy Irvine
The Close Shave
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The Close Shave


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