A native of famously musical Tulla in East Clare. In his teens he played with Ireland's most renowned traditional dance band the Tulla Ceili Band and toured with them extensivley in Ireland England and the USA.
Later he teamed up with the group Skylark touring Ireland , Europe and the USA regularly. In that time he recordrd one album with them. In 1996 he formed his own band The Lahawns and recorded two highly acclaimed live albums Live at Winkles and Live at Lenas.
Andrew plays his own indicidual style of traditional Irish music and has the knack of electrifying audiences. His solo performances and group collaborations are unique and listners are never dissapointed. In the past few years he has brought his inimitable magic to audiences in Europe, North America Japan and Australia.
Andrew also has two solo albums to his credit . In 1999 he released his first solo album Dawn followed by No Compromise in 2001.
Open Hearth released in 2004 brings Andrew and his sister Mary Mac Namara together to record a collection of unusual tunes and interpretations of others that are regarded as standards today.