For over 50 years Andy Irvine has been at the forefront of traditional Irish music, both as a solo artist and as a founding member of acclaimed bands Sweeney’s Men, Planxty and Patrick Street. He has been a major influence on traditional musicians the world over and in 2018 received RTE Radio’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. He has performed in this province on two previous occasions, both at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival and now he brings his renowned repertoire to rural Newfoundland audiences for the first time.
Upon completion of the tour Andy will again appear before St. John’s audience when he shares the stage on August 8th with fellow acclaimed traditional singers Daoiri Farrell (Ireland) and Matthew Byrne (Newfoundland) at the First Light Centre for performance and creativity (formerly Cochrane Street United Church) for an event called “For the love of Song: A Song Finder’s Circle” presented by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Newfoundland and this time seeing much more of it” says Andy . “I’ve always been a man who loves to travel and see new places and meet new friends and this time I’ll have that chance while still getting to see old friends in lovely St John’s”
Andy Irvine’s Newfoundland dates run from August first to the eighth.
Andy Irvine’s NL Dates
Woody Point, Woody Point Heritage Theatre, Aug 01
Glovertown, The House of Diamonds, Aug 02
English Harbour (Trinity Bay), English Harbour Arts Centre, Aug 03,
Carbonear, Freshwater United Community Centre, Aug 04
St. John’s, First Light Centre, Aug 08 (w/ Daoiri Farrell and Matthew Byrne)
*Bio and tour information courtesy of Foleymore Entertainment