Folk Artist Andy Irvine Is At Barking Legs Sept. 28

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Andy Irvine
Andy Irvine

The Folk School of Chattanooga will present iconic Irish folk artist Andy Irvine in a concert at the Barking Legs Theater, at 1307 Dodds Ave, on Friday, Sept. 28. The show begins at 8 p.m. with local traditional Irish band Pay the Reckoning playing an opener. Tickets are $20 ($15 for members of the Folk School) and available at the door, online at www.chattanoogafolk.com or at the Folk School's new location of 1800 Rossville Ave.

Review for Andy Irvine:

Andy Irvine is one of the truly great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself." Musician, singer and songwriter, Irvine has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45-year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Mozaik with Dónal Lunny, Irvine has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

As a soloist, Irvine fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a traveling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote The Irish Times, "Often copied, never equaled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling canon of his own self-penned songs. 

For more information about Irvine, visit www.andyirvine.com or check out the Folk School on Facebook www.facebook.com/chattanoogafolk.

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