Andy M. Stewart

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Andy M. Stewart
Birth nameAndrew McGregor Stewart
Born(1952-09-08)8 September 1952
Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland
Died27 December 2015(2015-12-27) (aged 63)
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist
InstrumentsBanjo, mandolin, tin whistle
Associated actsSilly Wizard, Manus Lunny

Andrew McGregor "Andy" Stewart (8 September 1952 – 27 December 2015) was a Scottish singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, formerly the frontman for Silly Wizard. He was born in Alyth, Perthshire.[1] With Silly Wizard he not only sang, but also played the tenor banjo, mandolin and tin whistles.

Stewart toured with Silly Wizard until the band broke up in 1988. Since then, he recorded four solo albums, as well as three with Manus Lunny. Several of Stewart's songs have become well-known within the folk community, including "The Ramblin' Rover", "Golden, Golden", "The Queen of Argyll" and "The Valley of Strathmore". In addition, his renditions of classic Robert Burns songs have been well received.[2]

Failed spinal surgery in 2012 left Stewart paralyzed from the chest down. He died from a stroke on 27 December 2015, aged 63.[3]



  • By the Hush (1982)
  • Songs of Robert Burns (1991)
  • Man in the Moon (1994)
  • Donegal Rain (1997)

With Silly Wizard[edit]

  • Silly Wizard (1976)
  • Caledonia's Hardy Sons (1978)
  • So Many Partings (1979)
  • Wild and Beautiful (1981)
  • Kiss the Tears Away (1983)
  • Live in America (1985)
  • Golden Golden (1985)
  • A Glint of Silver (1987)
  • Live Wizardry (1988)
  • Live Again (2012)

With Manus Lunny[edit]

  • Fire in the Glen (1985, also with Phil Cunningham)
  • Dublin Lady (1987)
  • At It Again (1990)


  1. ^ "The perfect italy packing list for the summer". 21 January 2020. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ Steve Winick. "Songs of Robert Burns – Andy M. Stewart | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Tributes paid to Silly Wizard folk legend Andy M. Stewart". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 30 December 2015.

External links[edit]

The Herald Scotland Obituary

The Independent Obituary