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What People Are Saying About Andy…

Special Guest Andy Cooney, a young vibrant singer from New York, captured dancers’ hearts — Joan Pollard Carew, Set Dancing News, Fleadh Portugal, October 9, 2007

It is always lovely to hear a waltz, and Mac and O’s song (You Were Never Too Far From My Mind) is a beautiful waltz. New York Irish singer Andy Cooney likes this song so much, he sent a copy to his friend Crystal Gayle, who also loved it, and they are to record it as a duet. – Sue McCarthy, Southern Country Magazine, UK, September 2007

Cooney and his band took the stage to resounding applause. The entertainer wasted no time in swinging through an eclectic mix of Irish folk, jazz, rock n’ roll – and even disco.–John Turner, The Citizen, Auburn, NY, June 18, 2006

“As I listened to the Andy Cooney song “My Kathleen,” I knew that this was the best song I had heard in years and that it was to become part of my permanent song file.” “This new CD showcases Andy Cooney the vocalist, the songwriter and the producer and, according to those who know, Andy has truly come full circle with this new CD.”–Pat Leonard, The Daily Observer (Pembroke, Ontario, Canada) 4-8-04

“From absolutely splendid renditions of classic songs like “My Kathleen” to the brand new self penned “Where I Belong”, this CD is certainly, One For The Ages. Without a doubt, Andy Cooney is one of the most popular Irish Singers in the world today. This CD is one of the top CD’s received by Atlantic Seabreeze in some time, and gives the CD a full 5 star rating + out of 5 stars.–John Gavin, Atlantic, Ontario, Canada) 4-6-04

“With a blend of favorite Irish ballads and instant classics, Andy Cooney once again proves why Irish Music is dear to us all. On this, Andy’s growth as an artist is evident as his superior voice captivates listeners and brings a polish and excitement rarely heard to these beautiful songs. An all-star cast of musicians, including Cherish the Ladies’ Joannie Madden and Des Moore and Tony Steele from Riverdance lend their talents to the arrangements. A touching duet with The Wolfe Tones’ Derek Warfield on “Take Me Home To Mayo” is a must for serious Irish music fans. With his special touch, Andy proves why he is a favorite among all that have a place in their heart for Irish Music. –, 2003

“Crazy about Cooney” – Irish Echo 6-99

“Andy Cooney was the man who really brought the house down.” –WCPX TV (CBS Affiliate), Orlando, FL

“…Andy Cooney is a very refreshing talent…” -John Henry, Irish Echo

“Andy Cooney…was a big hit” -Irish Voice

“Andy Cooney, a young singer with everything he needs to make it big…his engaging voice and style immediately captured the packed house…” -Allen Rose, Orlando Sentinel

“Andy Cooney possesses an Angel’s voice” and “The Quaint turf fire warmth from his performance…thrilled the crowd…” – Mike Farragher, The Irish Voice 4-03.

“We Continue to receive raves about the Andy Cooney Concert at Unity Hall… we hope to lure Andy Cooney back again in a year or two.” – The Manchester Times, 2003.

Irish Central News – Andy and His Band performing at the East Durham Irish Festival – — May 29, 2009

Was at your show at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI on March 17, 2009, wonderful performance, you sing like an angel. I would love to see you come to Wisconsin. All I can say is Wow, good job Andy. Keep up the great work. — Doug and Marie Langhoff, Milwaukee, WI, March 17, 2009.

Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of Andy on the Fox News Channel singing from the new CD “It’ll Be Me”. — March 17, 2009

Wow what a heartfelt show! Andy is a wonderful performer as are all who travel with him. — Susan and Bob Farwell at The Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach, SC, December 14, 2008.

SubCat is looking forward to the release of Irish singer Andy Cooney’s upcoming album, which will feature Larry Gatlin, and singer Crystal Gayle! – Ron Keck, owner SubCat Studios, January 6, 2008

Saint Anne’s Cooney Country — The Garden City News Online, November 30, 2007

Andy Cooney “Irish America’s Favorite Son,” is our premier entertainer. We suggest to book early when Andy is playing…for it is sure to be a sell out! Besides being GREAT entertainment, Andy is personal and down to earth. As Andy states, “I still feel as though I’m singing for my family…only the room is a little bigger.”–Gavin’s 4/15/07

Irish American Andy Cooney pays tribute to his native roots by integrating his guitar pop with Celtic instrumentation. He also manages to namedrop Eddie Vedder and Mother Teresa in the same song.–Jon Pruett, Artist Editor

Several new groups are on the Hooley bill this year, but organizers, including Yosh, were wise enough to retain The Andy Cooney Band, scheduled for noon on the main stage. “The older people absolutely adore Andy Cooney,” whom Yosh calls an “entertainer extraordinaire.” “If we didn’t have him, we’d have a riot.”–Bill Yosh, event co-organizer, The Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY, September 1, 2006.

He is, not only, an excellent vocalist, musician, and performer, but he is truly a decent person and a patriot.–Jack Sullivan, Hollis Center, ME, August 5, 2006

Despite the raging storm, Andy Cooney led the crowds in singing “You are my sunshine” and other standards at the Traditional Stage. People were smiling, singing and having fun, albeit a little wet while doing so. The storm passed quickly and people assisted the staff with righting overturned tables, setting up chairs–Great American Irish Festival, Frankfort, NY, July 29, 2006

“It’s a great family show that brings people from all over our region. We look forward to sponsoring Andy and the cast again, and we’re grateful for the patronage.”–Bill Schimpf, Walden Rotary, Middletown, NY, April 3, 2006

Council presented a “Certificate of Appreciation” to Mr. Andy Cooney for bringing his talent and show to the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. Oconee County Council, Walhalla, SC, March 21, 2006

Andy Cooney Day – Andy Cooney’s appearance is a cause of great pleasure for Oneida County.–Joseph A. Griffo, Oneida County Executive, Nov. 30, 2005

Andy brings one of the finest concert shows anywhere to the wonderful Keswick Theatre. With his natural voice backed by one of the finest bands this side of Dublin, he will perform favorites from Ireland and the world.”–Bill & Karen Reid, East of the Hebrides Entertainment, Nov. 27, 2005

Andy Cooney and his band perform and are joined on stage by Nashville String Machine and Irish dancers. Songs include “Danny Boy”; “My Kathleen”; “The Irish Wedding Song”; “Whistlin’ Gypsy”; and “Daughter of Mine” –TV Guide, Feb. 27-March 5, 2005

“What a performer! What a show! Andy brings world-class presence and showmanship to every performance on large or small stage. A great voice – a tremendous ability to communicate and a real good friend. His love of music and his way of bringing a warmth to the songs of Ireland and beyond makes him one of our favorites. He’s not to be missed.”–Bill & Karen Reid, East of the Hebrides Entertainment

“In the tradition of Celtic crooners like The Irish Tenors and Phil Coulter, Andy Cooney breathes new life into the music of the Old Sod. Be sure to bring a box of hankies to Cooney’s St. Patrick’s Day show at Westbury Music Fair: His rendition of ‘Shannon River’ has been known to make grown men cry.” — Julia Clinger, AOL City Guide, 2-05

“Andy’s latest album shows how far he has come from his teenage days with Paddy Noonan. Recorded in New York, Dublin and Nashville, with outstanding backup musicians, it features duets with Louise Morrissey, One For the Ages and Heidi Talbot, Lover. Andy wrote four of the tracks, It’s You, Kiss Me Again and Where I Belong. They all involve the romance in our hearts. Still it is the songs of his early days, When the Boys Come Rolling Home, The Whistling Gypsy, and My Kathleen, that have special appeal.”–Dara Records, Fall, 2004

“Galway Shawl” is subtitled ‘Irish Favourites and Instant Classics’. Beautifully covered songs like ‘Endearing Young Charms’ and ‘Galway Shawl’ are complimented by new Instant Classics like ‘The Way Dreams Are’ and ‘Daughter of Mine’. The great ballads of Irish Music are what Andy Cooney is all about … spend some time with Andy and enjoy the heritage of Irish on both sides of the ocean, as sung by Irish-America’s favourite voice. – Aer Lingus’ Cara Magazine, July 2003

“…Andy Cooney will be back… -Pat Troy, Owner, Ireland’s Own Restaurant, Alexandria, VA

“…A favorite with young and old, Andy’s way with a song has won him a place in the hearts of thousands from coast to coast.” -Rego Irish Records.

Cooney Show promises ‘everything Irish’ – In 1986, Irish bandleader Paddy Noonan asked a 19-year-old Andy Cooney to tour with his show. Cooney gained national exposure with Noonan. In 1994, he struck out on his own and hasn’t looked back. Ginnity and Cooney’s talented tour — promises to be “a celebration of everything Irish: song, music, laughter and dance,” according to concert promoters. Just what you expect from Cooney, whom The New York Times dubbed “Irish America’s native son.”–Sarah D’Esti Miller, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, 12-17-03

Are you Irish? If yes, buy “The Auld Christmas Waltz”, it is worth it. It is a lot of fun. If you are not Irish…let’s see, listen to some of the sample listings and then determine for yourself what you are missing — A Christmas Lover from Connecticut, 11-19-00

Irish Influence – Great, Great CD. If you have never heard this man before you have missed out. He brings a unique blend to Irish Music. A really nice touch. Terrific style for weddings. This is a must for all music enthusiasts — A Music Fan from Connecticut, 2-16-00.

Irish Influence is the best Cooney Tunes to date. – I love all the songs and never tire of listening to them. It is a great addition to my Irish collection. It’s not the same old Irish songs. “Immaculate Heart” written by Andy is a beautiful song showing his talent as a writer as well as a singer. It is unfortunate it is the only one he wrote. “I Will Be There” is another beautiful ballad — A Music Fan, 8-15-98