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Andy Irvine & Paul Brady

Andy Irvine and Paul Brady carrying a couple of guitars enjoying a walk on some very green grass

Two of the most revered musicians from Ireland’s dynamic Trad-Folk scene of the 1970s reconvene for a celebratory performance of their collaborative record Andy Irvine/Paul Brady.

Still as bewitching today, the duo will perform their timeless interpretations of the Irish Folk tradition, 40 years on. The chemistry between the two multi-instrumentalists is abundantly clear as they traverse the album’s track list – moving from heat-wrenching ballads to foot-stomping jigs. The pair will be joined by the two men they made the album with; fiddler Kevin Burke and Dónal Lunny, who produced the original recording of the album.

Brady toured with the revolutionary Irish Folk group Planxty in the mid-seventies following Christy Moore’s departure. Planxty imploded in 1975, but Brady had made a life-long friend and collaborator in Irvine. Of that period Irvine states ‘We adjourned to Madigan’s pub in Donnybrook. We drank to the demise of Planxty, and said, “So what do we do now?” We decided to stick together and become a duo.’

Tagged with: Contemporary music

This performance will begin promptly at the advertised start time.

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes including interval

Timings are approximate and subject to change


andy irvine album cover

Listen: Andy Irvine/Paul Brady

Listen to the duo's eponymously-titled 1976 album. 

Barbican Hall