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Legend of Irish folk Andy Irvine Tours Eastern Canada, July 17- Aug 08

ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself".

Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career.

Andy has been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, and then Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

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. To quote the Irish Times, "Often copied, never equaled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling canon of his own self-penned songs.

For more info, interview requests or audio materials for broadcast, call Roger at Foleymore Entertainment at (709) 746-6825, or email roger@foleymore.com

July 17, Hugh’s Room, Toronto, ON Tickets
July 19-20, Stewart Park Folk Festival, Perth, ON Tickets
July 21, St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Ottawa, ON Tickets
July 22, Petite Campus, Montreal, QC Tickets
July 24, Second Wind Music Centre, Florenceville-Bristol, NB Tickets
July 25, Dancing Tree Concerts, Saint John, NB Tickets
July 26, Shepody House, Dorshester, NB Tickets
July 27, The Old Triangle - Seanchai Room, Halifax, NS Tickets
July 29, Louisbourg Playhouse, Sydney, NS Tickets
Aug 01, Heritage Theatre, Woody Point, NL Tickets
Aug 02, House of Diamonds, Glovertown, NL Tickets
Aug 03, Arts Centre, English Harbour, NL Tickets
Aug 04, Freshwater United Community Centre, Carbonear, NL Tickets
Aug 08, First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity, St. John’s, NL
With Daoiri Farrell and Matthew Byrne Tickets