Andy on Andy's Music
Written by Andy Franks   
Wednesday, 28 March 2007
Raven hair.
Andy in 1973

From my earliest years I liked all sorts of music. Around the house I found 78 records of jazz folk and blues. I was very struck by Big Bill Broonzy - no one played like that on the radio. Even when very young I would ask for Ella Fitzgerald records to be played, (only I called her Elephant Gerald). Soon I was buying records, The Beatles were a revelation, but I also got into folk, soul, blues and Mr Dylan.

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Andy on joining The Village Band
Written by Andy Franks   
Tuesday, 01 January 2008
Andy Steve
Andy & Steve

I got a taste for Irish music many years ago, first from records and then from many holidays in Ireland , mostly timed to coincide with the Fleadh Cheoil. This is the national trad music festival in Ireland which works up through local heats to a national championship. I only attended a few of the competitive events, but the real craic was in the bars where people would meet and play all day and night!

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Andy died on
29 January 2010.

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