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Sweeney's Men

Sweeney's Men was an Irish traditional band. They emerged from the late 1960s Irish roots revival, along with groups like The Dubliners and the Clancy Brothers. The founding line-up in May 1966 was 'Galway Joe' Dolan, Johnny Moynihan and Andy Irvine. The band experienced brief popularity, their first and second singles hit the tip 10 in the Irish charts. In June 1967, Dolan decided to travel to Israel to fight in the Six Day war and was replaced by Terry Woods. At the time, they played the tin whistle, concertina, harmonica, guitar, mandolin, banjo and bouzouki. This line up recorded the first ...read more

Sweeney's Men was an Irish traditional band. They emerged from the late 1960s Irish roots revival, along with groups like The Dubliners and the Clancy Brothers. The founding line-up in May 1966 was 'Galway Joe' Dolan, Johnny Moynihan and Andy Irvine. The band experienced brief popularity, their first and second singles hit the tip 10 in the Irish charts. In June 1967, Dolan decided to travel to Israel to fight in the Six Day war and was replaced by Terry Woods. At the time, they played the tin whistle, concertina, harmonica, guitar, mandolin, banjo and bouzouki. This line up recorded the first full-length album, "Sweeny's Men" in 1968. Andy Irvine left the band in May 1968, to travel Eastern Europe. He was replaced by Henry McCullough, who had been repatriated to Ireland when on an Eire Apparent tour, due to visa problems. « hide

Similar Bands: The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers, Ryan's Fancy, Planxty, Christy Moore

The Tracks of Sweeney
1969

Sweeney's Men
1968

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