The Blind Harper

EXHIBITION : MUSIC, SONG AND DANCE OF IRELAND

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Andy Irvine performs live at The Embankment accompanied by Donal Lunny and Paul Brady.

  • Title
    Andy Irvine
  • 1st Broadcast
    05/11/1976
  • Contributor
    Noel Greene (Producer)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:39
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Andy Irvine at The Embankment
  • Clip title
    The Blind Harper
  • Extended description

    Andy Irvine performs playing bouzouki, harmonica and singing 'The Blind Harper' accompanied by Paul Brady on guitar and Donal Lunny also on bouzouki.

    From his band 'Sweeney's Men' in the mid sixties to 'Planxty' in the seventies, and 'Patrick Street' in the eighties, to his solo work and collaborations, Andy is considered pioneering in the world of traditional music and musicians.

  • Information

    'Andy Irvine at the Embankment was broadcast on 5 November, 1976. This excerpt features a performance of 'The Blind Harper'.

    On the series of television concerts recorded at The Embankment, producer Noel Greene says: "Irish folk music has now become an international force. I want to offer a musical showcase to the individuals and groups on the Irish scene and felt that this could be done more successfully in a folk-music centre than in a studio. I chose The Embankment because it has been a major centre for Irish folk-music acts for many years. It's the right size for our purpose and also helps to create the right atmosphere".

    Seven acts were seen during the series. They include Aileach, The Bothy Band, De Danaan (with Johnny Moynihan), Clannad, The Sands Family, Paul Brady and Andy Irvine.

  • Local keywords
    Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Paul Brady, The Embankment, Tallaght, Dublin, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Guitar, Traditional, Folk, Music,
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Dublin
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1976
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    DLX/00725
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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