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Woodford Folk Festival is delighted to send two of this year’s best artists down from the mountain into the big city - legendary Irish artist and generally lovely fellow Andy Irvine – one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland, and emerging powerhouse trad quartet, FourWinds.

Andy has been hailed as ‘a tradition in himself’. Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy 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 Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, 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 dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.

How many bands get to perform with their heroes? Deeply rooted in the tradition, FourWinds produce an exciting landscape of tunes and lyrics that present Irish traditional music in a modern and creative context. Their influences include Planxty, Paul Brady and tonight’s special guest, Andy Irvine, Begley and Cooney, The Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Pink Floyd and even Elvis. The band has just been awarded the prestigious Danny Kyle Award, presented by the Celtic Connections festival board in recognition of outstanding emerging talent in Celtic music. FourWinds has also been chosen as one of three finalists in the Rising Stars Competition, held by The Gathering in Killarney, Ireland.

There won’t be a better night of Irish music in Brisbane all year.
Tickets $30 Adult, $25 Concession
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By: Woodford Folk Festival

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