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Sweeney's Men - 100% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This band, although they only lasted from 1966-69, was the forerunner of many acts to come out of Ireland, such as Planxty and Moving Hearts, and highly-influential in the field of electric folk. Sweeney’s Men was formed by Terry Woods (4 December 1947, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo), included Andy Irvine (b. 14 June 1942, London, England; vocals, mandol Read more

Planxty - 99% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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This Irish folk band, who take their name from an Irish word for an air that is written to thank or honour a person, originally featured Christy Moore (7 May 1945, Prosperous, County Kildare, Eire; guitar/vocals), Dónal Lunny (b. 10 March 1945, Tullamore, County Offaly, Eire; guitar, bouzouki, synthesizer), Liam O’Flynn (b. Kill, County Kildare, Eire; uillean pip Read more

Patrick Street - 94% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After touring the USA in 1986, the musicians, Kevin Burke (1950, London, England; fiddle), Andy Irvine (b. 14 June 1942, London, England; guitar, harmonica, mandolin, bouzuki) and Jackie Daly (b. 1946, Kanturk, County Cork, Eire; accordion), returned to Ireland and formed Patrick Street with Arty McGlynn (b. Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; guitar).

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Dick Gaughan - 91% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Peter Gaughan, 17 May 1948, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. A veteran of Scotland’s thriving folk circuit, Gaughan rose to national prominence in the 70s as a member of the Boys Of The Lough. From there, he became a founder member of Five Hand Reel, an electric folk group that enjoyed considerable critical acclaim. Gaughan left them in 1978 following th Read more

Arcady - 85% match to Andy Irvine

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Boys Of The Lough - 65% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967 this folk unit is well known for its arrangements of Celtic music. The original line-up of Robin Morton (24 December 1939, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland; vocals, concertina, bodhrán), Cathal McConnell (b. 8 June 1944, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland; flute, vocals, whistle), and Tommy Gunn (b. Derrylin, County Fermanagh, Nor Read more

Moving Hearts - 64% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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This Irish outfit was formed in 1981 by former Planxty members Christy Moore (7 May 1945, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Eire) and Dónal Lunny (b. 10 March 1945, Tullamore, County Offaly, Eire) and was notable for its innovative use in Irish traditional music of an eclectic array of instruments, which at times included saxophones, pipes, bouzoukis and synthesizers. The orig Read more

The Tannahill Weavers - 57% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Paisley, Scotland in 1968, this folk group took their name from the town’s weaving community and the eighteenth century Scottish poet Robert Tannahill. Over the years, the Tannahill Weavers have undergone numerous personnel changes, with John Cassidy (flute, guitar, whistles, vocals), Davie Shaw (bass, guitar), Stuart McKay (guitar, vocals) and Gordon Duncan (bag Read more

Cherish The Ladies - 56% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This project began in 1983 as a series of concerts organised by the Ethnic Folk Arts Center in New York City to celebrate women in Irish American music. The name, originating from an old jig, was a joking suggestion by Joanie Madden (whistle/flute) made to music guru, Mick Maloney who was the midwife to the success of this now firmly established ensemble. Cherish The Ladies bro Read more

Tommy Peoples - 56% match to Andy Irvine

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Cathie Ryan - 54% match to Andy Irvine

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Mary Bergin - 51% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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Skankhill, County Dublin, Eire. In the folk community instruments as much as musical traditions are prone to drop in and out of style. The rise of the Irish tin whistle as a legitimate solo instrument parallels the growing popularity of players such as Mary Bergin, who has updated and expanded the precedents set by legendary whistlers Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts of the Chie Read more

Dervish - 49% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dervish in their original form were five musicians from the north west of Ireland who came together in 1988 to record an album of local music, The Boys Of Sligo. The five musicians involved, Liam Kelly (flute/whistles), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Martin McGinley (fiddle), Brian McDonagh (mandola; ex-Oisín) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki/guitar), were inspired by the proje Read more

Dolores Keane - 48% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1953, Caherlistrane, Co. Galway, Eire. Growing up on the west coast of Ireland, Keane was brought up from the age of four by her two aunts, the respected sean-nós singers Rita and Sarah Keane. Following several appearances on Irish radio, Keane joined the formative line-up of the traditional folk group De Dannan, appearing on their 1975 debut and joining Read more

Liz Carroll - 47% match to Andy Irvine

Genres: World Music
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