Andy Irvine performs live at The Embankment accompanied by Donal Lunny and Paul Brady.
- Title Andy Irvine
- 1st Broadcast 05/11/1976
- ContributorNoel 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.
'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
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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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