Irish instrumental band playing mainly traditional Irish tunes, and the occasional song.

(Matt Molloy has has also recorded with The Bothy Band, The Chieftains and in various combinations with Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples, Sean Keane and Liam O'Flynn).
(Dónal Lunny has recorded with The Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Emmet Spiceland, Christy Moore and solo)
(Andy Irvine has recorded with Sweeney's Men, Patrick Street, Paul Brady, Davy Spillane and solo)
(Paul Brady has recorded with the Johnstons and solo)
(Christy Moore has recorded with Moving Hearts and solo)
(Johnny Moynihan has recorded with Anne Briggs, Sweeney's Men and Maddy Prior)
(Liam O'Flynn has recorded with James Keane, Enya, Kate Bush and solo)
(Nollaig Casey has recorded solo and with Dan ar Braz)
(Bill Whelan has recorded solo)
(They disbanded in 1983 but reformed for a live concert in 2004)


Planxty Black Album1973 Polydor (LP)2383186
[Reissue]1973Polydor (cassette)38200092
[Reissue]1976Can AmberARB301
[Reissue]1989Shanachie (LP)79009
[Reissue]1994 Shanachie (CD)79009
The Well Below The Valley1973 Polydor (LP)2383232
[Reissue]1973 Polydor (cassette)38200093
[Reissue]1989 Shanachie (LP)79010
[Reissue]1994 Shanachie (CD)79010
Cold Blow and The Rainy Night1974Polydor (LP)2383301
[Reissue]1974Polydor (cassette)3820127
[Reissue]1989Shanachie (LP)79011
[Reissue]1994 Shanachie (CD) 
Collection1976 Polydor2389397
[Reissue]1994 Shanachie79012
After The Break1979 Tara3001
[Reissue]2004 Tara 
The Woman I Loved So Well1980 Tara3005
Words And Music1982 WEA Ireland2401011
[Reissue]1999 Shanachie79035


Planxty Collection1974Polydor2383392

Live Albums.

The Best of Planxty Live1980Planx (2 cassettes)001 
Planxty Live 20042004Sony514162

Best Albums(*).

Title. year.
Planxty Black Album (1st album)1972
Cold Blow and the Rainy Night1974
The Well Below The Valley1973
The Planxty Collection1976

(*) Based on critical opinion.

Anthologies - Various artists including Planxty.

Festival Pop Celtic Kerat France 1973Barcay920452753 
The Best of Irish Folk1976EMI/STAL1047
A Feast of Irish Folk1977AMC Release197900
A Feast of Irish Folk1977Polydor2475695
The Irish Collection Volume 11978Polydor3188112
The Irish Collection Volume 21978Polydor3188113
Nyon Folk Festival Switzerland1979Paleo Gado7910792


Title. year. Label. Number
Three Drunken Maidens 1972Ruby  152
Cliffs of Dooneen/ Yarmouth Town1972Polydor  2078-023
Timedance/ Nancy Spain1981WEA (12-inch)IR 28207
Timedance/ Nancy Spain1981WEA (7-inch)IR 18711
I Pity the Poor Immigrant 1983    


Title year. Label. number
Planxty Live 2004 2004Sony210255349
Come West Along the Road  - Irish Tradition Music(*) 2007??
(* Archive footage from RTE. One Track only - Frieze Britches)

Popular downloads.

The Blacksmith
As I Roved Out
Momisko Horo
Merrily Kissed The Quaker
Pat Reilly
Johnny Cope
Cold Blow and the Rainy Night

Album tracks.

The Well Below The Valley Recorded 1973. Matt Molloy (?), Donal Lunny (?), Andy Irvine (?), Paul Brady (?), Christy More (?), Liam O'Flynn (?). 



1. Johnny Cope (song) Trad
2. Polkas: Dennis Murphy's Polka/ The 42 lb Check/ John Ryan's Polka Trad/ Trad/ Trad
3. Cold Blow and the Rainy Night (song) Trad
4. P Stands For Paddy, I Suppose Trad
5. Reels: The Old Torn Petticoat/ The Dublin Reel/ The Wind That Shakes The Barley Trad/ Trad/ Trad
6. Baneasa's Green Glade/ Mominsko Horo (Bulgarian) Trad/ Trad
7. The Little Drummer Trad
8. The Lakes of Pontchartrain (song) Trad
9. Jigs: The Hare In The Corn/ The Frost is All Over/ Gander In The Pratie Hole Trad/ Trad/ Trad
10. The Green Fields of Canada Trad

Book: "The Humours of Planxty" by Leagues O'Toole (2004)

Last updated on 16/09/2010