I did this for a friend. He posted it, so apologies for the misspelling of your name Christy
Great reading all of the memories here – the mention of Liam Clancy always makes me think of his delivery of a poem – every bit as impressive as his singing. Remembering too your playing in St Columb’s Hall and the energy and power of the performance – still great energy in your gigs. it. Fond memories of hearing the late Donald Woods speak there of apartheid and South Africa – a warm gentle and good man.I see they’ve plans to restore the Hall to it’s former glory – was a great place for a show – lovely atmosphere about it. Maybe you’ll play there again sometime – won’t be taxis through the microphone either http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2017/02/15/news/historic-st-columb-s-hall-to-be-base-for-new-derry-cultural-quarter-932066/?ref=sh
Ah well Christy, another Cropredy comes around in August and I still have not had the pleasure of listening to you in the field. It is Fairport’s 50th anniversary. Anyway never say never. See u Manchester or Liverpool next year PG
reading the guestbook these last few weeks ,there’s been a lot of lovely trips down memory lane and reminders of good times long past. So ,tonight as we sit here in the hills and think of you getting ready to step on to the stage in Gormanstown, its brought back some memories here too. . . .1982 . . .myself and my best mate Sean,both of us bout 17, jumped on a CIE bus in Lifford and went to Slane from where we thumbed [hitched] a lift to Gormanstown to see our local U15 GAA team play in the finals of the all-Ireland Og-Sport competition. Queen and ZZtops were the music we were into at the time…..Now ….tomorrow I head for London to see him, probably for the last time, and I think of Wally Pages Mercy and John o’Dreams and Missing You……the good memories are the ones to hold on to I guess.
Hi Christy, Really looking forward to your upcoming gig in the Park Hotel, Clonmel on the 10th March.You are probably fed up of me asking you if you could include Nancy Spain and The Galtee Mountain Boy on your playlist. Slight change of plan this time round……is there any chance at all you could include “Little Musgrave” this time .. I know its a big ask but its a classic song and I don’t think I’ve heard you sing it live since the good old days of Planxty. Well Christy, if you can you can and if you can’t you can’t, either way it promises to be a great night.
Kindest regards…John O Neill.
PS. If possible could you give a shout out to Johnnie & Di from Ardfinnan.. It was Johnnie who first introduced me to the “Christy” sound.
is Babs still playing in his bare feet ?
Thats a noble call there Bocsti…I’ve not sung Little Musgrave in Clonmel since 1976 when I sang it in Annie Kehoe’s snug after a gig in Hotel..soon as the gig was over twas down to Annie’s for a few powerful Dannos with Annie…She always had a great way with the Large Bottle and presented them in prime condition..you could drink them all night and be as bright as a button the following day
Hi there Christy, so looking forward to your show tonight. I am bringing two of your biggest fans Ciaran and Sean Finnegan(Sean is one of your youngest fans – he’s 10) they would get a great surprise if you sang Honda 50 or indeed any song for them. Have a great night 🎤🎸🎤🎸
Hi Christy , my special needs brother David Savage is coming to your gig on Saturday 25th Feb , he is so excited to see you as you are his favourite singer. Can you please play RIDE ON and give him a shout out. I would be so grateful and I know it would make his day . thank you , Sophie .
Thank You Sophie…hopefully all will work out as you request…I hope that David has a good night
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