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Andy Irvine

Well, we don’t usually do summer concerts, but this one demanded that we make an exception. So, on Sunday, 21st July, the Old Sod will present Irish music legend, Andy Irvine at—where else?—Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts – Home of the National Irish Canadian Cultural Centre.
Date: Sunday, July 21st 2019, at 8:00 pm. (doors open 7:30 pm
Brigid’s Well Pub will be open as usual for pre – and post – pints!  
Food is available.
Open 4:00 -11:00 pm
Note: We regret that this venue is not wheelchair accessible.
Tickets: $34 in advance, $36 at the door. HST included.  www.oldsod.ca

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 equalled”, his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling canon of his own self-penned songs. 


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