Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb


2018 Louis McManus Memorial Concert.

With Dan Bourke and Anthony O’Neill.

The collaboration between the legendary Andy Irvine (Sweeney’s Men/Patrick Street/Planxy/Mozaik) and mandolin maestro Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty) is one of the most thrilling in recent times and resulted in the wonderful 2016 studio album Precious Heroes. Andy has been an icon of the international folk scene for more than 40 years and Luke has established a reputation as a driving force in acoustic music on the global stage. This show is the 2018 Louis McManus Memorial Concert. No one captured the ‘heart and soul’ of Brunswick Music Festival more than Louis McManus, who passed away in 2004 and this concert honours his legacy.

Dan Bourke and Anthony O’Neill are two of traditional Irish music’s finest. They were life long friends and music partners of Louis and it is a rare treat to hear them in concert as a duo. For many years they all played together in The Bushwackers, and then right through the magic years of The Purple Dentists.

Presented by Second Line Music.

“[Andy Irvine is] one of the towering talents on the international folk scene.”
Sydney Morning Herald