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Andy Irvine, Lewes Saturday Folk Club

ANDY IRVINE (www.andyirvine.com) 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. Musician, singer, songwriter, 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. He has played in duos with Paul Brady & Donal Lunny. Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. He plays mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy & harmonica.
As a soloist, Andy is an archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. As well as Irish traditional songs & tunes he performs dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.
Andy will give us two forty-five minute sets & the rest of the evening is filled by members of the audience performing a song or tune if they wish. Everyone is welcome, especially if you'd like to sing or play. We mostly sing and play traditional music from the British Isles, but we enjoy other styles as well. We always start off with some English dance tunes for anyone with an instrument to join in.
We have a loyalty card. Six visits earn you £5 off an evening when admission is £5 or more. It's £12 tonight. Email valmaigoodyear[at]aol[dot]com to reserve a ticket & bring the right money in cash on the night.

The Elephant and Castle @ 8:00pm
20:00 - 23:00

White Hill
Lewes BN7 2DJ 01273 473797 w: elephantandcastlelewes.co.uk

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