Andy Martyn is a widely renowned London Irish virtuoso of the button accordion who grew up playing with the best of Irish traditional musicians of his and older generations. Andy’s distinctive style and mix of music is heavily influenced by his East Galway roots and those many musicians he spent time with. Will We Give It A Go? is the first album in his own name and brings to the audience a mix of both his own compositions and his unique interpretation of Irish airs and traditional tunes in collaboration with a cast of renowned musicians John Carty, Gerry Diver, Gino Lupari, Matt Griffin, Michael McGoldrick, Trevor Hutchinson, Elaine Conwell, Sinead Egan, Kevin Boyle, Tad Sargent and Barney Morse-Brown.
This recording includes the release of three of his previously unpublished compositions, Dream Maker (an air composed for the late Brendan Mulkere), The Light of Home and The Ballygawley Barndance, and the world première recording of Good Man Noel by legendary Leitrim fiddler Brian Rooney.
“This is an outstanding CD with beautiful playing and variety that will be played all over the world for years and years. I think all traditional music lovers will agree this is a special recording.”
-Brian Rooney ‘The Godfather’