Andy Irvine (b 1942)

English singer and musician (mandolin, bouzouki) performing contemporary and traditional material.

(Andy Irvine has recorded with Planxty, Sweeney's Men, Patrick Street, Paul Brady, Davy Spillane and Mozaik)
(Born in St John's Wood, London, but closely associated with Irish music. He has spent many months in the Balkan countries)


Rainy Sundays ... Windy Dreams1980 Tara3002 
[Reissue] (*)1997 Wundertute 
Rude Awakening 1991Green LinnetGLCD 11143
[Reissue]2007 Green Linnet 
Rain on the Roof1996  
[Reissue]2004 Claddagh 
Made in Cork1997  
Way out Yonder2000 Own Label 
[Reissue]2001 Appleseed611587104922

(* Omits the songs "Christmas Eve" but adds a new one "Bonny Woodhall").

Collaboration - Andy Irvine and Paul Brady

Title. year Label number
Andy Irvine/ Paul Brady 1976Green Linnet 3006
[Reissue]? Gael-Linn  
[Reissue] (cassette)? Mulligan  
[Reissue]2008 Mulligan  

Collaboration - Dick Gaughan and Andy Irvine

Title. year Label Number
Parallel Lines 1982Folk Freak  FF 4007
[Reissue]? Appleseed CD1017

Collaboration - Andy Irvine and Davy Spillane

Title. year Label Number
Eastwind 1992Tara 
[Reissue]2000 Tara 3007

Collaboration - Andy Irvine, Paul Brady, Sinead O'Connor, Kate Bush, Christy Moore, Davy Spillane et al.

Common Ground - Celtic Voice 1996EMI 

Best albums(*).

Andy Irvine/ Paul Brady1976
Rainy Sundays ... Windy Dreams1980
Way out Yonder 2000
Rude Awakening 1991

(*)Based on critical opinion.

Popular downloads.

My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
Never Tire of the Road
The Highwayman
Way Out Yonder
James Connolly
They'll Never Believe It's True/ Froggy's Jig
Plains of Kildare

Various artists - Dougie McLean, Cara Dillon, Bert Jansch, Roy Harper, Steve Ashley, Gordon Giltrap, Andy Irvine and Fairport Convention.

Title. year. Label. No.
The Wildlife Album 2005    

Various artists - Planxty, Shaun Davey, Andy Irvine and Christy Moore.

Title. year. Label. No.
High Kings of Tara 1980Tara 3003 

Anthology - various artists.

Title. year. Label. No.
4th Irish Folk Festival (2 LPs) (*) 1977Wunderute TUT.74771-2 72
5th Irish Folk Festival(2 LPs) (*) 1978Wunderute TUT.74781-2 72

(* Live albums).

Anthology - Kevin Burke, Mick Moloney, Frankie Kennedy, Andy Irvine, Jerry Sullivan, Buttons and Bows et al.

Flight of the Green Linnet1996 Rykodisc?

Session recordings.

Performer. Title year. Label. number.
Maddy Prior and June Tabor Silly Sisters 1976 BGO BGO CD214
Marianne GreeneDear Irish Boy 2010Glas Records MEGCD02

Last updated on 11/10/2010