in assoc. with Smithwick’s Irish Ales
WHELAN’S TRAD & FOLK FEST 2019
ANDY IRVINE & DÓNAL LUNNY
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Whelan’s Trad and Folk Festival is delighted to have two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny, back for a headline event on Thur 15th Aug. Tickets €22 are available now from Whelanslive.com.
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Whelan’s Trad and Folk Festival, in association with Smithwick’s Irish Ales, takes place from Wed 14th – Sat 24th Aug in Whelan’s of Wexford St. Many of the concerts are FREE ENTRY with a few ticketed headline events by the likes of Daoirí Farrell, Sharon Shannon, Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny and Gerry O’Connor, plus more to be announced.
Showcasing quality Irish music, you can expect some of Ireland’s most loved acts alongside some of Ireland’s brightest hopes. The weekend festival from 16th-18th will be entirely FREE and will bring together over 20 acts across 2 stages in Whelan’s.
Keep an eye on Whelanslive.com for more announcements.
ANDY IRVINE & DÓNAL LUNNY
Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs, and originals composed by Andy
Between them, Irvine and Lunny have been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Their unique style of accompaniment is an ongoing influence in the wider world of Irish music.
Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny, in their separate ways, have contributed to a veritable renaissance in Irish traditional music. Between them, Dónal Lunny and Andy Irvine have careers that read like a ‘Who’s Who’ of popular music.
Lunny has produced albums for Elvis Costello, Paul Brady, Clannad, and The Indigo Girls, and composed the soundtracks for Eat the Peach, and Teardrops. As a musician, Lunny has performed on more than a dozen Christy Moore albums, and was an integral part of such notable ensembles as Planxty, the Bothy Band, Mozaik and Moving Hearts. He has appeared on the BBC TV series, Transatlantic Sessions alongside the likes of James Taylor, Eddi Reader, Diana Krall and others.
Donal was MD of the House Band on the recent “Céiliúradh” concert in the Royal Albert Hall, part of President Michael D. Higgins’ state visit to the UK. Andy Irvine also performed at this prestigious event.
Andy Irvine is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter with several solo albums to his credit. Formerly of Planxty & Sweeney’s Men, Andy is a member of Mozaik, and Usher’s Island along with Donal. He has played & recorded with Paul Brady, Christy Moore, Bill Whelan and Davy Spillane, and shared the bill in Dublin with Billy Bragg, celebrating the Woody Guthrie Centenary. He also recently took part in the Imagine concerts in the National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Lunny and Irvine will present a programme of Irish music and Andy’s songs with a bit of Eastern European music. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these two legends of Irish music on stage together in Whelan’s on Thursday 15th August
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm.