Published on September 1st, 2009 | by Keleher4
Guest Post: Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine – Present and Past
Keleher spotted this and wanted to share it with the Culchies. Check it out. – Darren
I just viewed a recent video of Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine playing ‘The Blacksmith’ on RTE One via You Tube. Thanks to fiddler Philippe Varlet for posting that on Facebook.
Both musicians were members of the 1970’s trad super group Planxty. I believe they’re both playing the bouzouki which Donal Lunny introduced to Andy Irvine and traditional Irish music. This is one of my favorite songs by Planxty.
They’ve both certainly gotten better with age I have to say..
Here is a video of Planxty performing the very same song, along with Lunny and Irvine, are Liam O’Flynn on the Uilleann pipes and Christy Moore on the bodhran and organ. The video was recorded during the 1970’s on the Late Late Show.
Thanks for having a look, comments welcome.