Andy Dunne

is an Entertainer / Songwriter from Cork City Ireland. His solo performances have been described as “Magical..” – PROC.

Photo by Kieran Murphy

All about passion, joy, emotion, a raw electric energy his shows truly highlight what live music should be all about.
His song writing ability sees him crafting meaningful and emotional songs with wonderful melodies which his spell-bound audiences can connect with.

Andy is a versatile singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, but above all else he is a remarkable entertainer. His live performances are a must see for anybody with an interest in any genre of music.

Born in 1968, he is a native of Cork City in Ireland where during his informative years honed his skills on the local pub circuit . This led to him touring with different bands including Irish folk legend, Davy Arthur and guesting for Artists such as Mary Black, Midge Ure, Big Country and Americana legend Guy Clark. Andy also toured the Irish Pub Scene in Germany in the 90 ’s.

Andy has a wide range of influence’s such as Willie Nelson, Billy Joel, David Byrne, Mick Hanly & Jimmy MacCarthy (to name a few). His energy, talent and story-telling ability have made him a favourite within the Cork music scene and beyond.

For the last 20+ years, Andy has also been a member of the Cork based, legendary contemporary folk group Galleon. This has brought his music to people in many theatres and concert halls in Germany.

“ An exceptional performer and writer, Andy Dunne is Irelands diamond in the rough” – Examiner Ireland.

“Andy Dunne is a master craftsman at the peak of his power.” – Hamburg Folk.

“Andy Dunne is a live performer that you cannot afford to miss.” – Henning Krautmacher (Höhner)

“Andy Dunne is a big part of the music scene in cork and in the Oliver Plunkett. Like a human jukebox he ranges from traditional Irish, ballads, rock, pop you name it. I’ve yet to catch him out with a song he doesn’t know. Always entertaining and well loved and received by the patrons and people working in the Oliver plunkett.” – Chris Weldon (Former Manager at The Oliver Plunkett Bar Cork).


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