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Sweeney's Men was an Irish traditional band. They were a part of the late 1960s Irish roots revival, along with groups like The Dubliners and the Clancy Brothers. Their line-up in 1966 was Joe Dolan, Johnny Moynihan and Andy Irvine, but Dolan was replaced by Terry Woods only a year later. At the time, they played the tin whistle, concertina, harmonica, guitar, mandolin, banjo and bouzouki. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... A roots revival (folk revival) is a trend which includes young performers popularizing the traditional musical styles of their ancestors. ... The Dubliners are an Irish folk band founded in 1962, making them one of the older bands still playing music today. ... Irish folk music band, most popular in the 1960s, who are often credited with popularizing Irish traditional music in the United States. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Johnny Moynihan is a folk singer based in Dublin, Ireland. ... Andy Irvine (born 14 June 1942) is an Irish folk musician, singer, and songwriter, and a founding member of the popular band Planxty. ... Terry Woods (born 4 December 1947), in Dublin, is an Irish folk musician, specialising in playing the mandolin and cittern. ... The tin whistle, also called the tinwhistle, whistle, pennywhistle, or Irish whistle, is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument. ... Wheatstone English concertina, circa 1920 This article is about the musical instrument. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This article is about the musical instrument. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... For bouzoukia, see nightclubs in Greece. ...


Sweeney's Men's most famous innovation is probably Moynihan's introduction of the bouzouki, a Greek instrument, in 1967. The bouzouki played at the time was six-stringed, though the irish bouzouki with eight strings is now more common in Irish music. An Irish Bouzouki The Irish bouzouki is a slightly modified bouzouki Bouzoukis were introduced into Irish Traditional Music in the 1970s, by Johnny Moynihan and Alec Finn, and popularised by Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny. ...


Their songs included "Tom Dooley", an American folk song, "Rattlin' Roarin' Willie" and "Willy O'Winsbury" from the Scottish tradition, as well as their own compositions like Moynihan's "Standing on the Shore". Their two recorded albums are Sweeney's Men and The Tracks of Sweeney.


Andy Irvine left the band in 1968, spent some time in Eastern Europe and was replaced by Henry McCullough. This line-up only stayed together for a year, however, and then broke up. There was almost a reunion in 1970 or 71, with Ashley Hutchings replacing McCullough, but this never happened. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Statistical regions of Europe as delineated by the United Nations (UN definition of Eastern Europe marked red):  Northern Europe  Western Europe  Eastern Europe  Southern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current borders: Russia (dark orange), other countries formerly part of the USSR... Henry McCullough (born 21 July 1943) is a guitarist, who has played guitar in such bands as Spooky Tooth, Paul McCartneys Wings, and The Grease Band. ... Ashley Stephen Hutchings (born January 26, 1945) is a folk musician. ...


Following the break-up of Sweeney's Men, three of the members took part in other notable bands:

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Andy Irvine and Johnny Moynihan were re-united for a one-off gig as Sweeney's Men in Rostrevor, Co Down on 22nd July 2007, when the band was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the local Fiddler's Green Festival; Joe Dolan was unable to participate due to illness, Paul Brady deputising. Paul Joseph Brady (born May 19, 1947 in Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland) is an Irish singer/songwriter whose work straddles folk and pop. ...


 
 

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