World music pioneer at Orange Tree

ONE of the great Irish singers will be performing in Baldock next month.

Musician, singer and songwriter Andy Irvine can claim to be a pioneer of world music and has been hailed as “a tradition in himself” after a 45 year career performing his own highly individual style.

His playing and singing with Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, Planxty in the 70s, Patrick Street and with D�nal Lunny’s and their Mozaik, Andy has become

icon for traditional music and musicians around the world.

Band booker Alan Hewson said: “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.


You may also want to watch:


His repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs. Andy has been a regular visitor to Baldock & Letchworth Music Live since its inception in 1999. Perhaps one of Ireland’s finest musical ambassadors as well as a first class musician and singer, Andy is also a truly engaging performer and a thoroughly nice chap!”

Andy Irvine returns to The Orange Tree on Wednesday April 18.

Most Read

Tickets at �14 can be bought from www.madnanny.co.uk or by calling 01767 683583.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus