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Andy Irvine, solo and collaborative projects
Singles /EPs
From The Album Eastwind (1992) -- Tara CDS4
  (promo EP featuring radio edits of three album tracks)
Andy Irvine / Paul Brady (1976) -- Mulligan LUN 007 / 2008 Compass/GL

Rainy Sundays... Windy Dreams (1980) Tara LP 3002
  ( also on cassette; NB. German CD version on Wundertute adds 'Bonny Woodhall'  with Mick Hanly from 1977 live LP The 4th Irish Folk Festival)

Parallel Lines (1982) Folk Freak FF 4007
   (Credited Dick Gaughan & Andy Irvine) 

Rude Awakening (1991) -- Green Linnet GLCD-11143 

East Wind (1992) -- Tara CD 3027
   (Credited Andy Irvine & Davy Spillane)

Rain On The Roof (1996) -- [independent release] AK-1

Way Out Yonder (2000) -- [untitled own label] AK-2
   Re-released in March 2001 on Appleseed Recordings

Songbook -- "Aiming for the heart" 
Issued in 1988; reissued in June 2007. Available from
ISBN 3-923445-01-6

Andy also plays on three tracks of Paul Brady's ''Welcome Here Kind Stranger'' (1978)   Mulligan LUN 024

and on Mick Hanly's 'As I Went Over Blackwater' (1980)
Mulligan 040

Important Compilations
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 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 5th Irish Folk Festival (1978) -- Wundertute TUT 72.74781-2 
    (German-only double LP; features 6  exclusive live tracks from Andy Irvine, Liam O'Flynn & Mick Hanly). Andy sings 'The Longford Weaver'

The above three 'Irish Folk Festival' albums are available on CD.

Also, five of the above six songs by Andy (excluding 'Johnny Cope') are on two Wundertute compilation CDs – The Best Of The Irish Folk Festival (Wundertute, CD TUT72.7478, 1988) and The Best Of The Irish Folk Festival, Volume 2 (Wundertute, CD TUT72.7479, 1989)


  • Andy played on most of Christy Moore's 1978 LP--Tara 2002 'The Iron Behind the Velvet'

  • Greenhays GR705  The Gathering rec. 1977, rel. 1983 for FRG, incl. West Berlin, GDR, Austria and Switzerland
    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''

  • Folk Freak FF403003, Folk Friends 2
    Available on CD. Catalog number is Wundertute, TUT 72.150
    rec. 1980, rel. 1981 for FRG, incl. West Berlin, GDR, Austria and Switzerland            
    German only;This was a double LP, recorded in Northeim Germany in 1980. Andy sings a Woody Guthrie song ''Seamen Three'' and ''Thousands are Sailing'' with Dick Gaughan. He also plays on a track of Wizz Jones'.

  • Recent addition:  "Homeland" LP/CD/CS by Apodimi Compania (Greek band from Melbourne) Recorded on Brunswick Records, in Melbourne about 1990 (no catalogue number). Andy plays on the following tracks.
          Down in the town of Roda/Andy's 5/16 
          Deer Pond/ Crow's Rock 
          Sandansko Oro 
          The beauty of Easter
    He also sings John Barlow.
  • Recent addition: "Melisma" CD by Apodimi Compania. Brunswick Records in Melbourne. BRCD17. Recorded August 1992 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.
  • Celtic Folk Festival (1996) Munich MRCD183 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 (gtr).

  • Andy contributes ''Come with me over the Mountain'' followed by his jig ''A smile in the dark'' on Liam O'Flynn's 1995 CD for Tara 3034 'The Given Note.

  • Guinness Celebration of Irish Music. ABC 4798122(1996) (Australia only, though I got my copy through a shop in Vienna)
    Andy sings ''The West Coast of Clare'' with Donal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn, Arty McGlynn and Nollaig Casey. He also plays Harmonica on Nollaig’s song ‘’A Stór mo chroí.’’

  • The Celtic Heartbeat Collection Celtic Heartbeat 7567-82732-2 (1995) Chetvorno Horo from East Wind.

  • Common Ground 1996. Premier7243 8 37691 2 4. Andy sings ''My Heart tonight's in Ireland'' with Donal Lunny, Rens van der Zalm, David Hayes and Eoghan O'Neill, with Rita Connolly, backing vocals

  • Andy also appears on four CD's recorded by Peter Ratzenbeck the Austrian Guitarist.
    1990, Over The Years (Shamrock Records, 1004-2)
        Andy sings: 'An Irish Dream' and 'Aragon Mill'
    1995, Outremer (Shamrock Records, 1028-2)
       Andy sings: ''My Heart's tonight in Ireland'' and ''I wish I was in Belfast Town''
    1997, Travelogue (Shamrock Records, 1043-2)
        Andy sings: ''Brackagh Hill''
    2007, Resonances (Woodcraft Productions, WP-963)
        Andy sings 'As I Roved Out'

  • Roots of Riverdance, Bill Whelan 1997. Andy plays bouzouki and mandolin on several tracks.

  • Andy appears on Celtic Music Live From Mountain Stage (Blue Plate Records BPM-311, 1997). He sings 'Never Tire Of The Road'

  • On the Periphery, Gerry Hallom, 1997.  Andy plays harmonica on several tracks.  pub. William Boyd Music

  • The Missing Liberty Tapes, Paul Brady, Compass Records 2002.
    Recorded live at Liberty Hall, Dublin on 21 July 1978. Andy plays on all the tracks.

 Thanks to Patrick Hurley for corrections and additions!!

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