Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fermanagh musician, Andy Irvine launches new album in barn

BBC News - Fermanagh musician, Andy Irvine launches new album in barn: "A barn on a County Fermanagh farm used for lambing and to store hay isn't the first place you would expect a musician to launch their new album.

But the venue made perfect sense to Irish singer and songwriter, Andy Irvine.

His career has spanned five decades, and as a member of the folk band Planxty he achieved widespread success in the 1970s alongside Christy Moore, D�nal Lunny and Liam O'Flynn.

Since then he has travelled the world, a troubadour of traditional music, playing the mandola, bouzouki and harmonica."