Any plans for gigs in Liverpool or London in the future Chrissy? Thanks
Correct Christy. Pat McCabe. I hope you might be able to do a photo op with the Greyhound lads, but you are a busy man on tour. Even a song dedication at a gig would be good.
Christy, I watched the episode of you on ‘For One Night Only’ with Gay Byrne again tonight, for a second time. I’m a 20 yr old, aspiring Irish Folk singer, like yourself. My question is; from the feedback at your concerts, do you think that Irish Folk music will be non-existent after your generation (as in people still listening to it)? or Will it still be there for aspiring Artists like me, in your opinion? Cheers Christy.
There are more people listening to folk music then ever before…( “folk music” becomes more difficult to define) …there are certainly more practitioners around now….degrees in music abound…we have Schools of Music…Lectures in Bodhrán Playing…Degrees in the Sean-Nós.. A University dedicated to Folk Music….gigs everywhere…albums released daily…..50 years ago there may have been 1 album a year released….gigs were few and far between…Folk Singers were often viewed with distaste and trepidation ( this still may be the case in certain quarters)…the future is secure PROVIDED the ‘aspiring artist’ is prepared to go to any lengths to create their sound, has a healthy obsession with the practice, has music in their veins…. aspiration need perspiration….Good Luck Graham
Christy, You’ve always been a great supporter of workers causes. Any chance you’d lend some small support to the Locked Out Greyhound Waste workers? A picture would be enough with the current poster being circulated. I know it’d be a great moral booster for those workers who’ve been locked out now for over a month.
would you not put your name to this request…that would be small support in itself
I’m learning your song ‘Viva la quinta brigada’ It’s a brilliant song but the author is even better.
I just have one question: What does ‘No paseran’ mean?
They shall not pass……the cry of the anti-fascist brigades
Hi All .More Summer TV viewing,,,,,, RTE 1 TV on Weds 23rd July,,,,@11.15 pm Death on the Railroad,,, Investigating the deaths of Irish Railroad workers in Pennsyivania in 1832,,, perhaps it too is a repeat ?? Happy hols …there is another heatwave on the way to the Island… H
can anyone stop The Dubs this year ?
Hi Christy, where can I send you some songs of mine,you can have a listen and see what you think, I think you are good at giving unknown songwriters a good listen to .
there is a place at 4711ers.org
Hi Christy. I know am probably a bit late here with this concert being a year old but i have to say that this was my first and only christy concert and i couldn’t believe i finally got to see you live. I’ve been listening to you since i was a toddler and your the artist i look up to and inspired me to play the guitar. Am only 18 and have loved every song i’ve heard you play. I really cant wait to go to another concert and maybe meet you.
better late then never Daniel…you’ll have an awful job meeting me Daniel….my minders are very concientous..I have not met anyone after a concert since 1989..they always put me straight back in the box soon as the curtain falls
Brilliant gig in the castle last night..really enjoyed seeing Declan again and Jimmy..Marty correct, a great set..the 3 Ewan McColls a real treat. Thanks to everyone in your team & crew for the past few months of absolutley amazing gigs, from Glor, Killarney, Iveagh Gdns, and beyond..Its been so much pleasure to sit and watch you do your thing…it all seems so effortless, but most of us aware of the team behind you and all thats involved until you walk on stage…thank you all…oh, and I meant to say…the eggs are stilll in the Duck….v soon.. L x
would you believe it..a good friend of mine arrived here this morning with 6 duck eggs and a jar of honey from up in The Dublin Mountains….I made a fine ommelette and washed it down with honey sweetened Barry’s tea…thanks for all your support Lar…great to see all you 4711ers beaming up at the ballads
Hi Christy …Thank you for a fantastic gig last night, on the shores of Lough Rynn down there in Lovely Leitrim. Sumptuous surroundings for sure, hugely impressive venue…great room, mighty vibes and the sound, spot on as always. “The First Time” and “Joanie” were just two of the real hair raisers for me from a great set.There was no sign of flaggin at any stage that’s for sure, even though ye were going for the 3 in a row. The energy and passion of the music makers on the night was tangible and it was a sheer privilege to be in that space. “The City of Chicago” second in, went down well with the nephew, Oisin and got him rightly pumped up for Donegal’s double earlier today in Clones. “Missing You” his favourite CM song, is one that will always draw a tear from the returning emigrants eye. Great as always to catch up with Hilary and Lar, top people for sure. Good to Declan, Jimmy and all the crew in such fine fettle. Enjoy your well deserved break Christy …Love & Respect Martin Mac
good to see you back at Full Forward again…Oisín had a right old beam on him…shine on Marty
Kildare went to Ennis maybe feeling a bit “cock sure” we went six down and it seemed, this is it,but they found something and won 13 – 12,I heard it on Kildare FM, and the power of the wireless came back to me,Michael O`Hehir bringing us the sounds and smells from Croke Park and beyond.The lads on KFM played a stormer bringing us the game from Ennis, will know in the morning whos next.
KFM do a grand job on the Kildare games….hope all is good in Moonenroe…how did the Willie go
Hi, Christy…just back from the Glen eagles hotel killarney…I was in the bar gettin a pint and believe you were there in 06..PS…DO YOU THINK SPANCILL HILL IS THE BEST CHRISTY SONG EVER…
I have been in the Gleneagles most years since 1984…I dont have those sort of thoughts divil….whatever your havin yourself
Just wanted to say that the concert in the marquee was a great night, you made one girl very happy with your request for Erika, she is still telling people about it, thanks again we will be along to hear you again very soon.
sound as a bell
Well Done The Lillies !!
the rest is a formality
Hi All.. Its Summer so repeats on TV,,probably worth a repeat viewing !!! ,, RTE TV 1 at 10.50 tonight Sat July 19th
Musician Christy Moore tells his life story through his songs. He discusses the inspirations and influences behind his biggest hits, and joins Gay Byrne to lead the audience in a rendition of The Cliffs of Dooneen. He also performs Yellow Furze Woman, Ordinary Man and Nancy Spain, as well as his all-time favourite song, Lord Baker. Shine On. H
fair play to you..had no idea about this…
We promise to be gentle with the lillywhites @ Cusack Park this evenìng Christy
give ‘em the full lash Jimi…after the Meath performance they need all the stretching they can get….us Lilies live forever in hope that ,one day, Old Glory will return to The Shortgrass…Paul Doyle will soar high again and Larry Stanley field the ball
Hope you had a good one down in Westport Christy,The wind is picking up here tonight Shine on.
we had a good night, listeners in from Texas,Arizona,California,Islandeady,Roscommon and from all sides of this great spacious County of Mayo..it was a fine venue,9 chandeliers givin out a grand glisten, be a good room for Charlie Pride,….speaking of which, the Texans agree with me on Garth Brinks,what a bunch of confusion in his wake
Lovely summer day in Oldham and all is well. Reading all the posts and wishing I’d been at the gigs. Still, I play the Barrowland DVD, tell the wife she needs a long soak in the bath, throw the 15 yrs old in the cellar, pour myself a drink and hey presto!
do you ever find you listen to a song a few times and don’t really ‘get it’ and then all of a sudden it hits you as to what it’s all about, or at least what you think it’s all about. Happened to me the last week with Beeswing and The Contender. Never even realised Beeswing was written by Richard Thompson. Playing them constantly now so I can give em a blast at our open mic night maybe in a few weeks. Keep watching Youtube to see how you play it. Even saw a clip of someone showing us how to play the Richard Thompson version but I thought feck that. More chords than a 60′s university re-union. Last before I go. Open air gig? get on to them boys at Fairport and lets see you at Cropredy next year.
Take Care of yourself and the family.
Ever not get a song you ask..happens most days …see you in the open air somewhere soon…likewise FRANKIE, keep it handy
G’day Christy. Just wondering if you have any plans to tour Australia again in the near future.
G’Day Mont Me auld China..just now its 3.23 am in Westport in the County of Mayo…cant sleep, bleddy adrenalin from last nights fun has totally neutralised my tincture of calomine…I often dream of Warnambool and Cudgee, Woolongong and Wooloomaloo…sure I’d love a ramble round The Rocks but its not lookin so good Mont for a trip up yonder…lot of gigs happening down here…what with Girth Broobs pullin out at the last minute and leavin his mess after him…someone has to entertain the troops…bring back Rattlesnake Annie,
Hiya Christy, hope all is well with you. Looking forward to catching up with ye all in Lovely Leitrim Saturday night. It’s gonna be tough going for the 3 in a row,but I have every confidence that the team will see it through..LOL ! Bringing the young nephew Oisin along on the night, He’s.back home for a few weeks visiting from Perth down there in Western Australia Generation Emigration sad to say, he hasn’t seen CM in about 10 years he reckons, so he is well up for the gig…I’ve been telling him that you are in the shape of your life at the moment and that the shows are awesome..Ulster final to follow then on Sunday and Donegal to extract some payback from Monahan (we hope)…A big weekends craic guaranteed then !!! Love & Respect Martin Mac
I keep hearing these sad stories about young lads and lassies in West Australia, In glorious Melbourne, out on Bondai Beach, up The Gold Coast….twould break the heart alright when they could be back here in Moneygall floggin Barack burgers on Obama Plaza, the latest destination sensation, I pulled in there, of a Sunday, 3 years back and you could’nt get a gallon of petrol, I believe he went apeshit on the porter in Moneygal and never even put his hand in his pocket, fair play to Ronnie in Ballyporeen, he might have been a right bollocks but at least he put up a drink for the lads up before riding off into the sunset…hope Oísín is enjoying his trip home…hard to bate the auld sod for a bit of R&R….that Australia id burn the hole off ye
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