Andy M. Stewart

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Andrew MacGregor "Andy" Stewart (8 September 1952 – 27 December 2015) was a Scottish singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, formerly the frontman for Silly Wizard. He was born in Alyth, Perthshire. With Silly Wizard he not only sang, but also played the tenor banjo, mandolin and tin whistles.

Stewart toured with Silly Wizard until the band broke up in 1988. Since then, he recorded four solo albums, as well as three with Manus Lunny. Several of Stewart's songs have become well-known within the folk community, including "The Ramblin' Rover", "Golden, Golden", "The Queen of Argyll" and "The Valley of Strathmore". In addition, his renditions of classic Robert Burns songs have been well received.

Failed spinal surgery in 2012 let Andy paralyzed from the chest down. He died from a stroke on 27 December 2015, aged 63.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Dublin Lady Andy M. Stewart & Mánus Lunny 1
1989 By the Hush Andy M. Stewart 1
1990 At It Again Andy M. Stewart & Mánus Lunny 1
1991 Songs of Robert Burns Andy M. Stewart 1
1993 Man in the Moon Andy M. Stewart 1
Donegal Rain Andy M. Stewart 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Fire in the Glen Andy M. Stewart & Phil Cunningham & Mánus Lunny 1

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