Excitement builds for Andy Irvine concert at Newry Market

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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One of Ireland’s most quintessential musician’s Andy Irvine will play at Newry Market, John Mitchell Place on Friday 5th June 2015 at 9pm.
Neil Bradley from Iúr Cinn Fleadh looking forward to Andy Irvine concert, Newry Market, Friday 5 June.  Photograph: Columba O'Hare

Neil Bradley from Iúr Cinn Fleadh looking forward to Andy Irvine concert, Newry Market, Friday 5 June.
Photograph: Columba O’Hare

The musician has been invited by the organisers of the Iúr Cinn Fleadh/Newry City Music Festival happening in September this year. Irvine’s musical history spans some four decades. He spent most of the 1970s playing alongside Christy Moore and Donal Lunny. After that, it was a trail of great bands and musicians including De Danaan, Paul Brady, Mick Hanly and Patrick Street with whom he played all over the world before setting out on his own solo career. Andy is a great singer songwriter and his skills as a musician playing the bouzouki, mandola, Harmonica and mandolin have earned him awards and titles during an illustrious career. Concert tickets are selling at £15 can be bought via: www.iurcinnfleadh.com and on site at the Sugar Supper Club, Newry. Speaking ahead of the concert, Iúr Cinn Fleadh’s Neil Bradley, said, “Irvine’s concert is part of the Iúr Cinn Fleadh initiative, which aims to draw in acclaimed musicians to Newry as well as to promote and support local musical talent that resides within our city and its hinterlands. “Iúr Cinn Fleadh is led by a small group of activists who see huge potential at home. We want to do what we can to put Newry on the map; the love of music is one way of achieving that.” Following its successful launch last year, Iúr Cinn Fleadh is coming back bigger and better. Taking place on 10-13 September 2015, this year’s festival will open with a ‘Trad Trail’ across the pubs and clubs of Newry. Headline acts include the Hothouse Flowers, Frances Black and Kieran Goss. Visitors can also look forward to a busking competition, musical workshops, Irish dancing performances and a ‘taste of trad’, with several of the city’s restaurants signed up to serve traditional Irish cuisine throughout the weekend. Iúr Cinn Fleadh offers something for everyone – families, friends, young and old, locals and those from further afield. Music gurus and novices alike, this is a weekend not to be missed!
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