Andy Irvine: Recommendations for recordings

Andy Irvine: Recommendations for recordings

I am sure there will be many recommendations so I’m not looking for “the best” lp/cd but a listing of a few for the new-to- Andy Irvine listener. Today I listened for the first time to a Patrick Street recording and then a song he recorded called “A Close Shave.” A tremendous emotion in his voice.

Thanks.

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not sure exactly what your looking for malarz but my personal recommendation would be ‘Andy Irvine and Paul Brady’ [yes its just called that] from the late 70’s - lovely trad songs and tunes and an added bonus of contributions from Kevin Burke and Donal Lunny

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Yes, Andy has had a varied career indeed and has covered many different styles from Irish Trad, Eastern European, through to Woody Guthrie plus he’s also composed many new songs and tunes himself.

Christy’s suggestion was a classic album of its time and highly recommended.
Personally, I preferred much of Andy’s earlier work with Planxty and so on rather than his more recent material but there’s much from which to choose.

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This could be a very long list.
On the theme of emigration there’s this trilogy of songs from the "Rainy Sundays, Windy Dreams" solo LP :
https://youtu.be/T8SH16lxFqg

PS - Irvine and Brady wasn’t an "album OF its’ time" - it’s an album FOR ALL time. Never been bettered.

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"West Coast Of Clare" came out on the very first "Planxty" LP, re-recorded on the 2004 reunion tour and recordings.
Here’s my favourite track from his days with "Patrick Street" :
https://youtu.be/FuEdKwn4NJY

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ps don’t ignore his very early work with Johnny Moynihan in ‘Sweeney’s Men’

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Another shout for Andy Irvine and Paul Brady. It’s a classic. The Planxty albums (especially the first 3) are all brilliant as well.

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One album which hasn’t been mentioned is the collaboration with Dick Gaughan "Parallel Lines"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyGOfSul8XU


If you find an actual copy of the album, you should buy it of course. I already have the vinyl. So,I feel less guilty about listening to the You Tube clip. 🙂

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Why not just go for the two compilations which Andy himself has compiled?

Old Dog Long Road, Volumes 1 and 2

http://andyirvine.com/recordings.html

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Kenny is right, the “Rainy Sundays, Windy Dreams" solo LP is the best (for me, anyway). Look no further.

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I’m always a fan of live recordings, and I would submit that Mozaik ‘Live From The Powerhouse’ deserves a mention here. Great stuff from Andy and his superstar collaborators Dónal, Rens, Bruce and Nikola, in a concert setting in Brisbane. Along with all of the above-mentioned albums — don’t stop with just ‘a few’!

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