Andy Irvine Biography

Andrew Kennedy 'Andy' Irvine is an Irish folk musician, singer-songwriter, and a founding member of bands Sweeney's Men and Planxty.

He is an accomplished player of the mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, guitar-bodied bouzouki, harmonica and hurdy gurdy.

Andy Irvine was born in St John's Wood, north-west London on 14 June 1942 to an Irish mother from Lisburn, County Antrim, and a Scottish father from Glasgow.

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