Planxty

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Planxty is an Irish folk music band formed in January 1972, consisting initially of Christy Moore (vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhrán), Andy Irvine (vocals, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitars), and Liam O'Flynn (uilleann pipes, tin whistle). They quickly revolutionized and popularized Irish folk music, touring and recording to great acclaim.

Subsequently, Johnny Moynihan, Paul Brady, Matt Molloy (flute), Bill Whelan (keyboards), Nollaig Casey (fiddle) and, briefly, Noel Hill (concertina) and Tony Linnane (fiddle) were also temporary members.

Planxty broke up twice, first in December 1975 and again in April 1983. The original quartet reunited in October 2003 and their final performance (to date) was on 31 January 2005.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1973 Planxty 3
1973 The Well Below the Valley 2
1974 Cold Blow and the Rainy Night 2
1994 After the Break 1
The Woman I Loved So Well 1
Words & Music 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2001 The Planxty Collection Compilation 2

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 Live 2004 Live 1
Live in Dublin Live 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
A Celtic Tapestry, Volume 2 1

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