Friday, 8 February 2008

Planxty - Jolly Beggar (1980)

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Recorded in the Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire in 1980. Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Christy Moore and Liam O'Flynn

christy moore, andy irvine, donal lunny and liam o floinn. they joined together for the first time for Christys album "Prosperous", and it went so well they decided to form Planxty, recording their first album in 1973.

You Rambling Boys of Pleasure - Andy Irvine

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Andy supported by Mick Hanly in 1979

It's incredible to be able to view and listen to this vintage clip of Andy Irvine singing "You Rambling Boys of Pleasure". In time he would record the incomparable version with PLANXTY on AFTER THE BREAK, one of the great recordings in Irish music; one to break your heart and the repeat button on your DVD player. Masterful. But this one comes close.

The Lakes of Pontchartrain

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Paul Brady IS ONE OF Ireland's most enduringly popular artists.
A Fifties child, his early heroes were Jerry Lee Lewis, Winifred Atwell and Fats Domino.
After living in London and New York City in the early 70s Paul returned to Dublin to join Planxty, the premier Irish folk band of the time. This was the band that was to launch the solo careers of Andy Irvine, Liam O' Flynn, Donal Lunny and Christy Moore.
After an acclaimed solo folk album "Welcome Here Kind Stranger" (1978) which won the Melody maker Folk Album of the year, he released "Hard Station" in 1981 which was an original reworking of his earlier influences. The albums which followed established Paul as the pre-eminent Irish singer-songwriter of his generation.
In 2001, Paul released 'The Missing Liberty Tapes' featuring a lost live recording of a Paul Brady concert in Dublin in 1978. The classic record also features Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn, Matt Molloy, Paddy Glackin and Noel Hill.