Legendary Irish singer/songwriter Andy Irvine returns to Ballymoney Town Hall following his hugely successful performance there a few years ago.
With his impressive repertoire of Irish traditional songs and dexterous Balkan dance tunes, he creates an exciting new fusion of Irish and World Music not to be missed!
Having travelled the world with bands such as Sweeney’s Men, Patrick Street, Planxty, and more recently Mozaik, Andy continues to pursue new combinations and styles of music.
He has broadened his musical horizons over the course of his forty-year career to encompass the musical styles of countries he visits, such as the Balkan folk style of playing.
Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45 year career.
From Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny’s Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.
Between the achievements of his solo, group work and collaborations, he is a highly revered troubadour of the Irish music world.
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”.
Andy Irvine never fails to deliver a pulsating, heartfelt performance!
“Andy Irvine remains the quintessential folk singer with a set of flesh and blood songs that touch the heart and give the mind food for thought”. Irish Music Magazine
“His artistry is quite simply unique and his voice is as liltingly evocative as ever, the songs as pointed and poignant, beautiful and sad”. Independent
The performance begins at 8pm. Tickets £10, concessions £8 are available from Ballymoney Town Hall 028 2766 0230.
Further information on Andy can be found on his website www.andyirvine.com