Andy Irvine
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1942-06-14
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Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine Biography (Wikipedia)

Andrew Kennedy Irvine (born 14 June 1942) is an Irish folk musician, singer-songwriter, and a founding member of Sweeney's Men, Planxty, Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and Usher's Island. He also featured in duos, with Dónal Lunny, Paul Brady, Mick Hanly, Dick Gaughan, Rens van der Zalm, and Luke Plumb. Irvine plays the mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, harmonica, and hurdy-gurdy.

He 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, old recordings and folk-song collectors rooted in the Irish, English, Scottish, Eastern European, Australian and American old-time and folk traditions.

Imbued with a sense of social justice, Irvine often 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: immigrants, brutalised migrant workers, and exploited textile workers and 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 ostracised 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, and political scapegoats. 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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Andy Irvine
My Heart's Tonight In Ireland
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My Heart's Tonight In Ireland
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Olso/Norwegian Mazurka
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Olso/Norwegian Mazurka
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The Girl from Cushendun, The Love of my Life
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The Girl from Cushendun, The Love of my Life
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Never Tire Of The Road
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Never Tire Of The Road
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The Starting Gate
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The Starting Gate
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The Streets Of Derry
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The Streets Of Derry
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Autumn Gold
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Autumn Gold
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Mary and the Soldier
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Mary and the Soldier
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Farewell to Ballymoney
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Farewell to Ballymoney
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The San Patricio Batallion
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The San Patricio Batallion
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Goodbye Monday blues
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Goodbye Monday blues
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Rain On The Roof / The Blue Mountains Of New South Wales
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Rain On The Roof / The Blue Mountains Of New South Wales
Andy Irvine
Champion at Keeping them rolling
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Champion at Keeping them rolling
Andy Irvine
The Wind Blows Over The Danube
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The Wind Blows Over The Danube
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The Close Shave/East at Glendart
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The Close Shave/East at Glendart
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Lough Erne Shore
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Lough Erne Shore
Dick Gaughan
The Creggan White Hare
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The Creggan White Hare
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Rattlin' Roarin' Willie
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Rattlin' Roarin' Willie
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O'Donoghue's
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O'Donoghue's
Dick Gaughan
The Lads O' The Fair / Leith Docks
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The Lads O' The Fair / Leith Docks
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The Girl From Cushendun
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The Girl From Cushendun
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Mary And The Soldier
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Mary And The Soldier

Mary And The Soldier

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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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