17 Oct, 8 p.m.
Archa Theatre


Irvine a Brady v roce 1975

Andy Irvine and Paul Brady were part of the genesis of the Irish folk scene, and thus have had a fundamental impact on its sound and style. The Strings of Autumn bring this four-man band outside of their home island for the first time to introduce continental fans to Irish folk in its purest form.

The singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Brady is an icon of the Irish music scene. Many of his interpretations of folk ballads are still regarded as “the original and true ones”. Brady’s folk career culminated in the early 1980s. In later years he brought the Irish “sound” into the songs of a variety of international music celebrities, such as Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and Marianne Faithfull. Brady’s colleague Andy Irvine has been faithful to folk music his entire career, and he enjoys enriching the Irish musical tradition with hints of Eastern European folk music, especially of Balkan provenance. The other two members of the band, the multi-instrumentalist Dónal Lunnya and the violinist Kevin Burke, complete the inimitable and authentic atmosphere of the “Emerald Isle”.