Hi all, I’ve decided to write a little every week about DREW #PROJECT7016.

I want to start by thanking those who funded the project, basically it wouldn’t have been possible at all without your support 😍.

The idea for forming DREW and recording #PROJECT7016 came after a burst of song writing and yet another hospital stay. This particular time in hospital was both frightening and eye opening.

Cork University Mercy Hospital 2017

Haven been diagnosed with Bladder Cancer and related complications, I was facing my own mortality again.

Since childhood, this has been a recurring event ; facing my own mortality. But something about this was very different. So after some surgery, treatment and months of recovery, I decided to document my thoughts in the form of a music collection.

The idea was not only to talk about my “normal ” life but also to take my musical influences and use those as vehicles for my lyrics. This makes the collection very eclectic musically while also having a lyrical common thread.

The more I work on it, the more I’m realising how big the chance I’m taking is. This is not the kind of stuff Andy Dunne is known for but it is very much me. I’m hoping sincerely that those who have backed me with this will be proud to have done so and also that people might find parts of their own lives in these songs.

I’ll write some more on DREW soon.

Kind Regards, Andy


On a recent trip to Germany with Galleon I was given the most amazing birthday gift.

The lads in Galleon and Höhner flew my wife over to Köln to be with me for my 50th birthday. We were all on stage at the Kôln Philharmonie playing with the amazing Jünge Symphony Orchestra Köln when Sandra was brought on stage.

Photo by Daniela Decker

It was just the most amazing feeling ever. I mean, playing in such a wonderful venue,with so many brilliant friends, getting to sing my own song LOVE  with an orchestra on the evening of my 50th birthday and then seeing my wife walk on stage!!

I will never in my whole life forget how it felt. It was just so amazing and such a wonderful gesture from my musical family.

Sandra stayed for three days and loved it. I have a feeling she’ll be visiting me on tour a lot more often.  ❤️❤️

Photo by Daniela Decker

A song from my hero.

One of my lifetime musical and songwriting hero’s, the legend that is Jimmy MacCarthy has offered me one of his songs for my forthcoming recording ‘SLOW RELEASE’.

It’s a great song and absolutely honoured and thrilled that he has chosen me to record it.

Jimmy MacCarthy Songwriter.

Jimmy is one of the most prolific songwriters Ireland has ever produced.

His songs have been hits for artists like Christy Moore (Ride On, Missing You), Mary Black, Maura O’Connell and The Corrs (No Frontiers), to name only a few.

Im looking forward to telling his story in my way. It’s as important to me as it is to Jimmy that I paint a great picture with my own colors.

#excitingtimes #ithastobedunne


Good Friends

I got to go to Köln last week to visit my friends from Höhner & The Jünge Symphony Orchestra Köln. It was so great to be able to meet them face to face and thank them for their support and kindness over the last 12 months.

Echte Fründe. Henning , Sabastian , Andy , Johnny , Hannes

One of the greatest things about playing with GALLEON over the years is the many great friends we have and continue to make.

With Henning Krautmacher (Höhner).

Looking forward to going back in August with my brothers in Galleon and playing some shows. #ithastobedunne #wedoittheirishway

Photos by Daniela Decker

One of the lucky ones.

As some of you may know, after a lifetime of urological and renal problems, culminating in 3 years on dialysis, I recieved a life saving Kidney Transplant in 2001.

Then in 2017 I was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer. At the age of 49 this wasn’t going to be an easy process. After having eight and a half hour surgery to remove my bladder and various other bits and pieces, then scans and other tests, I was told the tumors were gone and I wouldn’t need further treatment. I was once again… One of the lucky ones.

Cork MUH 2017

Although my recovery is going well, this particular chapter in my life has shown me (and my body) that I need to slow the pace down a bit and so I’ll be cutting way back on live shows from now on and focusing more on Songwriting and Recording.

To all of you who have and are still supporting my wife Sandra and Me through all of this, I just want to say thank you. Sooooo much.

Andy 😆