Christy…haven’t seen you since 2009 or 2010. Will be down Nells tomorrow night Thursday….Any chance of a shout out for Ciara and Conor. My two little ones who are now nearly 19 and 18….You even kindly send Conor a 8th birthday postcard 10 year ago now….Anyway if you remember with all else that’s occurring..a hello to Ciara and Conor (Coleman) would be a lovely surprise!
Looking forward to tomorrow….save some of the energy for tomorrow night now!
Anne Rynne joins us on Sin é radio show tonight, 26th at 9.30pm…playing some of the songs from Annes new CD and a chat. 103.2fm Dublin City FM. Listen live on http://www.dublincityfm.ie or on Tunein App. 9 to 11pm
also a great ‘Poetician’ John Cummins, amazing work, from Dublin 3…worth a listen. Thank you . L
Hello my name is Richard Steele i have become aware of the plight of The Craigavon Two and since the passing of Gerry Conlon who fought hard for the two innocent lads their isnt really a public figure
I know this is a long shot and not asking for money or anything but your voice i know it cost to hear you but im just asking if you could highlight their case even a few words would do wonders
I send you a letter from 1 of their parents
It is very difficult to put into words just how the arrest and subsequent imprisonment of Brendan has affected the both of us. Before this happened we were just a normal family. Our four sons had grown up and left the family home. As with most families we would be in touch at regular intervals and get together for special occasions.
We both have a strong faith and we tried to in-still these values into our boys.
As a family with no previous experience of legal matters, the solicitors took us through the case and the so called evidence against Brendan. Having seen this and spoken with Brendan, we were convinced this was a mistake and he would soon be released.
However, as time went on the case went to trial. We attended everyday of the trial, listening to lie after lie from a witness .. Clearly with something to gain.
By the time all the evidence was heard we were all convinced that Brendan would be found Not guilty. We went to hear the verdict, thinking our nightmare was coming to an end.. Little did we realize, that this was only to be the start.
Since the verdict our lives have totally changed. We sometimes sensed an uffered health issues because of the stress it has caused us.
To sum up, we would say it’s not just Brendan who was given a life sentence, it was us as well.
We go to bed thinking about the case, we wake up thinking about the case and our days are spent trying to get him out. We only hope and pray that we will live to see our son receive Justice.
William & Eileen McConville
21 Derrymacash road
all help would be grateful
Thanks for sharing
Safe travels and enjoy the trip across the Pond………..the Stenna will still travel, Brexit or no Brexit.
Sincere thanks for the Signature on the ” Ordinary Man” 45; it’s now in the Framing Shop been prepared for display on my Wall. I acquired it from a friend doing an Attic clear out.
you are very welcome…had not seen that 45″ for 30 years
The move is complete Christy,boxes and stuff I never knew I had to be unpacked and kept safe for now,going to Devon for a week to recharge the batteries,ready for my call up to fish for wales in September,not long now till the Rugby starts,good on the welsh footie team for making it to the semi finals the dragon still breathes fire,shine on Christy.
Possessions Possessions…stuff stuff….overweight with an obesity of stuff….unable to let go, we hoard it endlessly, glimpsing only sporadically,..
enjoy Devon as you tie your flies and prepare for Autumn tests….
keep the Wintergreen handy
Hey Christy .
Here I am a Dublin man living in the wilds of West Virginia . I remember around 1974 or so ,I went into a bar and you were playing solo . I spoke to you briefly and I just loved your songs and your delivery of them I’ve been a fan ever since . I play guitar and harmonica and write songs myself .I have to say you were my inspiration . Take care of yourself and maybe I’ll run into you again . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPK9xX1jdo4
Thanks for sharing your song……Fair Play to You
“O come all ye long haul Balladeers
throw yizzer heads back ‘n let us sing”
Hi Christy! Me and the boyfriend are really looking forward coming to London next week to see you at Nell’s on Thursday! We saw you at Royal Festival Hall two years ago and it was a great concert and we are excited to visit Nell’s since it’s a smaller venue which usually makes a fantastic atmosphere. Any chance that the lovely Black is the color or Gortatagort will be on the repertoire on Thursday?
See you in a few days!
always a chance Johanna….the set list will emerge as the gig unfolds…its many years since last singing a club date in London…I’ve no idea what will emerge but both your requests will be at the starting gate….hope you both have a good trip to Blighty
Hello Christy I hope you are keeping the factor 50 slapped on. It’s on fire here by the river. We watched Swell Season last night on DVD which is a documentary of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova at the height of the success of Once. (Very much looking forward to Glen at Cambridge on the Friday night). But really to me it was a very personal (actually too personal) document on the breakdown of the relationship between a musician and his muse. Although I think she wanted to be less of a muse and more of a musician. Anyhoo….there’s one bit when Glen has had a bit of a bad gig and Damo comes in starts saying you need to be angry, to channel that anger, because performing is about anger. Then he says ‘I’m angry, Christy Moore is angry, very angry…’ This was filmed in 2011. If you think it’s true (NOT about you being angry) I just wondered how anger helps in a performance? Or even in life. It made me think of Oblivious. xx
interesting question…one that deserves further cogitation..might be the starting point for next chat ….I been tearing around The Curragh of Kildare on the old Honda 50 looking Deep Down in The Bog for God Woman….it came to nothing so I am seriously thinking of drawing a line in the sand..
You’re spot on Christy. My father is still shoeing away 50+ years later. Next time you’re driving by Hawkfield you’re welcome to stop in for a cup of tea!
did he ever play for Moorefield at Juvenile or Minor level? or in the school leagues at Patrician brothers primary School ? maybe I’ll have to give him a shout in Hawkfield
From Hawkfield to California the cd made it here thanks to the Ma. Great stuff Christy. Up the Lilys.
Lily in Nevada City….hope she settles in…I drove thru Hawkfield yesterday….it was a scorcher of a day….lots of bikinis and factor 50…..you give me very little info so I am assuming that you are from Georgie’s branch of the family…..I was talkin to a man the other day who has just retired after 60 years working with Horses. In the course of the conversation he mentioned that Georgie was rated as one of the top Farriers….
Hi I was looking for a personal contact number or private words to arrange an event with Christy as my father is reaching 50 and Christy means a lot to him and they have met before but it would mean the world if we could get him please respond asap
There are contact details on the home page.
Sure what else would ye be doin’ rattlin’ across Ohio… I have Luka’s Chicago down for the Chicago gigs this week… Been flickimg through your songbook adding to my repertoire… Hope it’s cooler therected than here… https://youtu.be/pw6vMg-Pyqo
scorcher here today..even the sheep on The Curragh were gasping…. we discovered a holy well between Tully and Suncroft…we bathed in the waters and pondered upon Brigid’s time around the Plains of Kildare….Luka and Myself along with our siblings Eilish, Anne, Terry and Wolf….and we met 3 new Sisters along the way…we circled Allen Hill where Fionn once ruled the roost,we made our way to Miltown to sit with our faithfull departed, we sat beneath an oak tree betwixt Hill and Bog, we talked of old neighbours until the bell called us away ( seconds out, third and last round)
Doesn’t the Wally Page lad only have a Facebook page updated with fancy fotos etc and the link is below..would be great to get a few ‘likes’ like..
I’ll have to look into it Lar…I’m not familiar with Facebook yet…I will speak with Juno tomorrow and ask her to express my strong “like” for our dear Waldo…our Prince of Song, Our Fairview Balladeer, our Chanter of The Lamps,
I called Hatti Carroll .Got it the two nites how bad.Best of luck in Cambridge. See You soon.
I stumbled on night one but we nailed it night two….always a great song to sing…imagery flows like a mighty river…he was in a purple patch writing that
Thanks for two great nites at the westlodge in Bantry.you and the band were superb.Christy Moore in rebel Cork what a combination.The harmonica lead in to black is the colour is spelbinding.Thanks again Christy.
Hi Dave…”Shine On” was a great call…was that your shout out ?
Thanks for such an entertaining night of song, music and laughter. It was well worth the journey through that fog from Kenmare. 👍🎶🎸.
its a fair auld spin from Kenmare no doubt….up the Mountain over the top and freewheel down to Glengarriff..there is a shorter route from kenmare to bantry thru the mountains but I have never managed to find it… we had two good nights in The West Lodge….where the Red Fuchia weeps and The Angels bleed over Bantry Bay
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