Irvine Solo Works
first solo album was recorded for Tara Records in Dublin who later
sold the rights to Wundertute Records in Germany. He made his second
for Green Linnet Records of Connecticut, USA. It is now released by
Compass Records, Tennessee, USA. His subsequent CDs have been
released on AK Records - his own label.
Abocurragh (2010) AK-3
Way Out Yonder (2000) AK-2
Rain on the Roof (1995) AK-1
Rude Awakening (1991) Compass -
Rainy Sundays... Windy Dreams (1980) Wundertüte TÜT 72.141
Songbook -- "Aiming for the heart"
Issued in 1988; reissued in June 2007
|| With Davy
Spillane & Bill Whelan " East Wind "
(1992) Tara Records
Dick Gaughan " Parallel Lines " (1992)
Originally recorded for Wundertute Records. Leased to
Appleseed Records for North America.
With Paul Brady " Andy Irvine & Paul Brady " (1976)
LUN CD 3008
Originally recorded for Mulligan Records, Dublin.
Acquired later by Green Linnet and now released by Compass Records.
Country - Lindsey Horner
(2010) ArtistShare AS0105
Lindsey Horner who played double bass whole through Andy's
4th solo album "Way Out Yonder". Andy sings and
plays mandola, bouzouki and harmonica on "In the Garden"
and "John Barlow".
Music of Ireland - Welcome Home
Andy & Dónal perform "The Blacksmith /
Blacksmithereens" in a great version with Moya Brennan &
Master of Tradition (2009) RTÉ Lyric FM
Andy sings "My Heart's Tonight in Ireland".
Dear Irish Boy - Marianne Green (2009) Glas Records
Andy arranges, plays accompaniments and produce this album.
We can create - Maps (2007)
Andy's guitar part from "Willy of Winsbury (1968)"
is used as a sample on "To the Sky". Also available as
remix on "Cathedral Classics Vol.1".
-Peter Ratzenbeck (2007) - Woodcraft Productions, WP-963
Andy sings "As I Roved Out"
Folk Awards 2005 (2006) -Proper Folk
Planxty's "The Good Ship Kangaroo" is included.
The Wildlife Album (2005)
A Charity CD with Andy performing "Moreton Bay"
with 'His Australian Friends' - James Fagan, Nancy Kerr, Kate Burke
and Ruth Hazleton. Ian Anderson plays Indian Bamboo Flute.
The Box Set 1964-2004 - Christy Moore (2004)
Andy plays on four tracks.
Overseas : Sula & Andy Irvine (2004) Tuti Records
Andy play with Danish band
The Gold of Ireland (2003) Some Legal(?) bootleggers
Andy sings and plays Hurdy Gurdy on "As I Roved
Out"(titled 'As I Rode out') with what sounds like Dónal on
bouzouki, guitar and fiddle. It's a live recording from God knows
where. Also a recording of a live concert with Mick Hanly singing
"John Barleycorn". This would be from about 1977.
Planxty(c1974) appear on 4 tracks - 2 of them
identical with "As I Roved Out" again (possibly from
The Missing Liberty Tapes - Paul Brady (2002) Compass
Recorded live at Liberty Hall, Dublin on 21 July 1978 to
launch Paul's album "Welcome Here Kind Stranger". Andy plays on all the tracks.
Tanz & Folk Fest - Rudolstadt (2001)
Andy & Dónal play "The Blacksmith /
Ptic - Vlado Kreslin (2000)
Andy plays bouzouki on the title track of this Slovenian
Live From Halkaer Kro Festival (2000) Halkaer Records
Andy performs "My Heart's Tonight in Ireland".
Cork Folk Festival : Archive (2000)
Patrick Street play a set of reels from 1999.
Ratzenbeck (1997) - Shamrock Records, 1043-2
Andy sings ''Brackagh Hill''
Celtic Music Live From Mountain
Stage (1997) Blue Plate Records BPM-311
Andy sings "Never Tire Of The Road" live from the
Radio Show in NC.
On the Periphery - Gerry Hallom (1997)
plays harmonica on several tracks.
pub. William Boyd Music
The Roots of Riverdance
- Bill Whelan (1997)
plays bouzouki and mandolin on several tracks.
8th Festival Interceltico - Porto, Portugal (1997)
Patrick Street's concert
Common Ground (1996)- EMI
Andy contributes "My Heart's Tonight in Ireland" with
Rens van der Zalm, David Hayes and Eoghan O'Neill, with Rita Connolly,
Sur les Quais de Dublin Gilles Servat - Columbia (1996)
Andy sings harmony on "When last I saw you".
Guinness Celebration of Irish
Andy sings ''The West Coast of
Clare'' with Dónal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn, Arty McGlynn and Nollaig Casey. He
also plays Harmonica on Nollaig’s song ‘’A Stór mo chroí.’’
Celtic Folk Festival (1996) Munich
A compilation of recordings made at live concerts in Holland in 1980
and 1982. Andy's two tracks are from the later date in Utrecht. ''The
Creggan White Hare'' and ''The Plains of Kildare'' both with Gerry O'Beirne
from a live concert in Utrecht in 1982.
The Given Note - Liam O'Flynn (1995) Tara 3034
Andy contributes ''Come with me over
the Mountain'' followed by his jig ''A smile in the dark''.
Outremer -Peter Ratzenbeck (1995) - Shamrock Records, 1028-2
Andy sings ''My Heart's tonight in Ireland'' and ''I wish I was in
The Celtic Heartbeat Collection Atlantic
(1995) Celtic Heartbeat 7567-82732-2
"Chetvorno Horo" from "East Wind".
Melisma - Apodimi Compania (1992) Brunswick Records in
Andy doesn't actually appear on this album but the band recorded
his tunes, "Take no Prisoners" and "Old Brunswick"
--here entitled "Andy Irvine's" and "Old Brunswick Town"
which were written for them.
The 10th Irish Folk Festival
with Patrick Street
Over The Years
-Peter Ratzenbeck (1990) - Shamrock Records, 1004-2
Andy sings "An Irish Dream" and "Aragon
Homeland - Apodimi Compania (1986) LP/CS Brunswick
Records in Melbourne
Andy plays 4 tunes with the Greek band, then living in
Melbourne and sings "John Barlow"
Ordinary Man - Christy Moore (1985)
Andy plays on two tracks.
The Time has Come - Christy Moore (198?)
Andy plays on one or two tracks(?).
Folk Friends 2 (1980) Folk Freak
Available on CD. Catalog number is Wundertute, TUT 72.150
rec. 1980, rel. 1981 for FRG, incl. West Berlin, GDR, Austria and
German only;This was a double LP, recorded in Northeim
Germany in 1980.
Andy sings a Woody Guthrie song ''Seamen Three'' and
''Captain Colston'' with Dick Gaughan. He also plays on a track by Wizz
As I went over Blackwaterside - Mick Hanly (1980)
Andy plays on three tracks.
High Kings of Tara (1980) Tara LP
Apart from a set of reels and "The Bonny Light
Horseman" by Planxty that went later included on the CD of
"After the Break". Andy contributes a song - "General
Monrow" with Dónal Lunny.
Nyon Folk Festival 1979 (1980)
A live album from Switzerland. Planxty play a live version of
Welcome Here Kind Stranger - Paul Brady (1978)
Andy plays on three tracks.
The 5th Irish Folk Festival
(1978) -- Wundertute TUT
German-only double LP; features 6
exclusive live tracks from Andy Irvine, Liam O'Flynn & Mick
Hanly. Andy sings 'The Longford Weaver'
Gathering Greenhays (1977) GR705 rec. 1977, rel. 1983 for FRG, incl. West Berlin, GDR, Austria
This was recorded in 1977 as a favour for Diane Meek (née
Hamilton) who was something of a patron of traditional music in Dublin at the
time. She formed a small record company called ''Srutháin'' that she
intended to release this album on but for some reason didn't get round to it
till she was back in the States some years later. The credits as to who
played what are erroneous in the sleeve notes. Andy sings ''There's sure to
be a row'' with Paul Brady and ''The Mall of Lismore" with Triona Ni
Dhomhnaill. He also plays Mandolin and Harmonica on Paul Brady's ''Heather
on the Moor''
The 4th Irish Folk Festival - On The Road (1977) --
Wundertute TUT 72.74771-2
German-only double LP; features exclusive live tracks
from Andy Irvine & Mick Hanly --originally released by Intercord.
Andy sings 'Johnny Cope' and 'Bonny Woodhall' (This version of
'Bonny Woodhall' is a bonus track on the Wundertute CD release of
'Rainy Sundays…Windy Dreams')
The 3rd Irish
Folk Festival (1976) -- Intercord double LP
Andy was briefly a member of De Dannan who played
one side of an LP in this set. It features 5 exclusive live
tracks by De Dannan. Andy sings 'Martimas Time', 'The Emigrant's
Farewell' and 'Plains Of Kildare'.
The Iron behind the Velvet - Christy Moore (1976)
Andy plays on most tracks.
Silly Sisters - Maddy Prior & June Tabor (1975)
Andy was part of the backing band.
Heavy Petting - Dr.Strangely Strange (1968)
Andy plays on one track.
Solstice - Tim Hart & Maddy
Andy plays on one or two tracks.
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