Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, are reuniting next week for an evening of traditional Irish music, flavoured with a taste of Eastern Europe.
Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, two of the greats of the Irish music scene, are coming together to perform their final Dublin gig of 2016 next Thursday the 1st of December, in Magistorium, Dublin’s newest entertainment hotspot.
Lunny, known as the “Godfather of Irish contemporary music” and Irvine, described as “a tradition in himself” both have careers spanning over half a century and a musical partnership dating back to the ‘70’s with Planxty, the Irish folk music group fronted by Christy Moore.
Taking to the stage at 9.30pm, guests can expect a truly unique, unforgettable show, featuring a fusion of traditional sounds, Irvine’s own original compositions, and a touch of Eastern European music.
This exciting evening of music will be served alongside a sumptuous three course dinner, which, in keeping with the evening’s entertainment, is traditional but with a contemporary twist: think slow cooked lamb shoulder with goat’s cheese and mint syrup, or smoked ham hock served with a poitin and mustard sauce to start.
To follow, how about the roast pheasant with all the trimmings, or even the good ‘aul reliable bacon and cabbage, garnished by roasted streaky pork? Desserts include apple tart, gur cake, Carrageen moss pudding and Dublin Porter cake, served with Guinness ice cream and golden syrup- traditional but far from twee, familiar but fresh.
Tickets are available from the Magistorium box office on 22 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, from www.magistorium.com or via eventbrite.ie. (https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/andy-irvine-and-donal-lunny-live-magistorium-tickets-28150802809 ).