Usher’s Island

Usher’s Island

This event at CCI is now sold out. However, Usher’s Island are playing in Juvisy-sur-Orge (91) on 16 March as part of the festival D’ici et d’ailleurs, organised by Les Bords de Scènes. Details.

With Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, bodhrán), Andy Irvine (bouzouki, harmonica, vocals), Paddy Glackin (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar, vocals), Mike McGoldrick (flute, uilleann pipes)

One would be hard pressed to dream up a better combination of instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and performer with more miles, years or musical accomplishment than Usher’s Island.

This shiny new five-piece band unites two ground-breaking generations of Irish musicians. The revered figures of Dónal Lunny, Andy Irvine and Paddy Glackin link the band’s heritage back to the glory days of the hugely popular Planxty, Sweeney’s Men and The Bothy Band while two of today’s leading heirs to these pioneering artists - signature guitarist John Doyle and virtuoso flautist Mike McGoldrick - bring their vast experience of contemporary Celtic and other international roots styles to the potent mix.