Andy Irvine talks about travelling with his music and falling in love with Eastern Europe.

Andy Irvine has played in many bands including Sweeneys Men, Planxty, and Patrick Street, but also finds time to play solo. 

A band is great but there's a lot more discipline in a band, there's a lot more egos, or people that you have to take into account.

He performs the traditional Scottish song Allan McLean. 

This episode of Nighthawks was broadcast on 23 October 1990. The presenter is Shay Healy.