Andy Irvine 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”.
Andy has been 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 has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.
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 canon of his own self-penned songs.
More about Féile MOTH
We’re proud to be joining forces with The Broadside Hacks Folk Club, Skinty Records & River Lea Recordings for Féile MOTH: a four day celebration of Irish music and culture.
Taking place at MOTH Club, we’ll welcome the likes of John Francis Flynn, Andy Irvine, Rónán Ó Snodaigh & Myles O’Reilly, Brigid Mae Power, Junior Brother and more, plus a very special opening night: The Pogues ‘Red Roses for Me’ 40th Anniversary Performance, curated by Spider Stacy.
The Broadside Hacks Folk Club found its home at Hackney’s MOTH club in March 2023 and has since become a central hub to a new generation of folk musicians in London.
Skinty Records was founded by Tom Coll (Fontaines DC), a life-long lover of Irish traditional music. In 2021 they released their debut compilation ‘Goitse A Thaisce’ in 2021 which featured legends of the tradition such as Paul Brady & Andy Irvine, The Bothy Band, Dervish and Joe Heaney as well as a modern wave of artists like Ye Vagabonds and Lisa O’Neill.
Tickets £22.50 inc. BF
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