Roscommon Arts Centre is gearing up for what promises to be a great evening of music with the legendary Andy Irvine this Saturday, July 9. Irvine will be well known from his days with Planxty, Sweeneys Men, Patrick Street, and more recently Mozaik.
Andy formed Planxty with musicians Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, and Liam O’Flynn, with the group achieving huge success and legendary status, re-igniting traditional music as a popular genre. When they permanently disbanded, Andy began his solo career and embarked on a host of collaborative work. These collaborations led to the formation of Irelands first traditional 'super group', Patrick Street, and in 2002, Andy formed his dream band, Mozaik with Donal Lunny, Dutch guitarist Rens van der Zalm, Hungarian bagpiper Nikola Parov, and American fiddler Bruce Molsky. Throughout his extensive career he has maintained and developed the qualities in his music which endear him to his audience and fellow musicians alike.
Andy continues to tour the world with Mozaik as well as Patrick Street. He has also completed a brief series of reunion concerts with Planxty and Paul Brady in the last few years. His constant touring is testament to the fact that he is still as passionate about his music as when he began. As a musician and a living icon, Andy Irvine will remain in the Irish music scene for a long time to come.
Tickets for this intimate evening are now on sale at the arts centre box office on (090 ) 6625824 or www.roscommonartscentre.ie The performance starts at 8pm sharp and pre-booking is advisable.