Andi Leahy’s three comments
Re: The Piper On Horseback
I remember teaching this tune to Eileen Ivers (check the liner notes) back before the Ground Plan band formation, and I learned it from a piper from Northern Ireland named Mickey Horgan currently of Shantalla, who did indeed call it by this name. more…
Re: Know anything about The Ground Plan?
The 1980's traditional Irish NYC band, Ground Plan, featured one of their signature cuts, the tune, "The Destitution". It was brought back to the United States by the Leahy sisters, Andi and Fionnghuala, from Northern Ireland. The tune is also now known a... more…
Re: Ground Plan
In the early to mid 1980's, the band Ground Plan, started out experimenting with traditional Irish music using the percussive elements of African and Latin music and also American music found around them growing up in New York City. They produced a fusion... more…