Hi Christy, Thanks so much for all you do musically. I’ve grown up on you and your friends, from the Dubliners, Planxty, Moving Hearts, and onto your solo work. We’ll be travelling home to Clare in July and leaving early August. Very sorry we won’t be able to see you live when we’re home. Best of luck with the tour, I wish we could have seen you live with my kids. Ride on and come visit us in Chicago sometime soon, please God!!
Hi Christy, hope all is well, seamus Noone here
What was the experience like for you playing in carndonagh?
it was way back, over 40 years ago….I think it may have been 1974…I remember nothing of it….. so it must have gone off well….
Thank you very much for replying 🙂
Here’s a link to the song.It’s a rough recording and I’m no singer lol!
Also here’s the lyrics.
If ye see the seanachai,will ye ask him to stay awhile?
To teach us of the olden ways,the customs of our kind.
Regale us with the merriment,the lore and musics tale.
The culture of a lifeblood where humanity prevails.
And if ye see the banshee before she starts her mournful wailing cry.
Will ye ask her to wait awhile? And let an oul soul prepare to die.
And if ye meet the ferryman with hand outstretched for coin.
Will ye tell him there’ll be no pay until the other side we join?
And if ye meet my kinfolk,will ye tell them of my prayer?
My legacy of faith and hope and honesty,will ye share?
I ask a lot but then I think ,what I ask is what I’ve known.
To care and share and reach and teach, a seed of life be sewn.
Again many thanks for taking the time to reply.
Thanks for sharing Gerry……
I hope this is the right place and the correct way to go about this.If not please accept my apologies.
The thing is I have written a wee song called “If ye see the Banshee” and I think it might be something that would appeal to Christy’s songbook?
Is there somewhere I could send a link to the song or may I post a link to it here?
Again if this is inappropriate I apologise.
Gerry, you may post it here if you wish…
its a few years now since I last heard the Bean Sí…but I did encounter the “Dark Familiar” a short while back
When Medicine Hat, a city in southern Alberta, Canada, pledged to put an end to homeless in 2009, there were many sceptics who thought it couldn’t be done.
A good six years later, the city says it has fulfilled its promise with the help of a surprisingly simple idea: giving every person living on the streets a home with no strings attached.
should “The City” be telling us the truth I’d say “hats off to Alberta”…
“I think I’ll head out to Alberta,
weather ‘s good there in The Fall”
we do things differently here…..at Government level Homelessness becomes a political football….citizens who react positively with genuine efforts to relieve the situation are ridiculed and tarnished by Gutter journalists, certain City Hall ‘burgers’ and some Dáil Deputies who sit across the road from where Jonathan Corrie died….a new name for Leinster House?…Jonathan Corrie House….
We are heading to see you in the Slieve Russell in Cavan this Sat nite from Belfast.
Could you give a shout out to and sing ‘The Voyage’ for my partner Joanne. We are expecting our first born in a few months and this song is very appropriate. Any other song would do if it’s not on your set. Sweet Thames Flow Softly also another favourite.
This would make her night
safe journey, hope ye have a good night….its a good gig room
Awful happening in Manchester last night. Heard a mother this morning who has been ringing her 15 year old daughter and can’t find her. Made me think of that Artane mother’s simple words – “They never came home” . Let us remember them.
sometimes feels like we are descending towards the bottom of the barrel
i would just like to say a big thanks for a wonderful night of music and entertainment on Thursday night in Letterkenny.
I only told the Boys 2 hours before the show where we were going.They were so excited.They were absolutely over the moon when ya mentioned them and then played there favourite song Don’t forget your shovel. They were so surprised. Since then telling everyone how class Christy is… The only problem is Cathal, the third boy who is 5, he was very put out, listening to the 2 boasting about the best night of their lives. He’s just a little too young yet.
You have created memories in our minds that will last forever.
Also i would like t say a big thank to Hilary for looking after us so well. It is a credit to you, that you have such a fantastic team around you, that are so hospitable to your fans and followers.
You are a legend in our household and the next time i will have to take Cathal and the wife of course …grma
Fáilte romhat a Phádraig….
’twas great to see your lads there..long may ye all thrive and prosper
Yeah, Luka was saying he’s been recording and some good stuff going by the ones he played last night. Had the pleasure of seeing and hearing Anne support Luka in Derry and Davog working on a release too- wonderful sounds from the family. Its a great gift you all have, and all the better for you sharing it. Looking forward to your new recording too. Great times
not forgetting 2 separate albums from my brothers-in-law Davoc Rynne and Peter Byrne..my nephews Conor Byrne, Davóg Rynne and Gavin Moore have all produced their own albums and , my dear sister,Eilish who recorded with The Fallen Angels also worked on a solo album…there are two other nephews making music but have not yet “gone public” so I wont blow their cover!!
My Son Andy sang on last year’s”Lily” and my daughter Juno sang ,some years back, on an album called “Traveller”….I hope I’ve not left anyone out !!!
all of this started with Nancy Power ….she grew up in Ardmulchan, went to school in The Yellow Furze and “The Mercy” in Navan.She sang from an early age and played Piano. Her repertoire contained a wide variety songs..Republican Ballads, Popular songs from her Youth, Church Hymns and Light Operatic numbers….
the first songs she taught me were “Kevin Barry” and “The Meetin of The Waters”, soon followed by “Beside The Anner” and “The Garden where The Praties Grow”
Later in life I loved to sing songs to her. I valued her opinions and always took on board any criticism or encouragement.
Have smiled listening to your music since leaving home in 2007. I return this year but unfortunately it will be early august and you’re not playing those couple of weeks.
I would be over the moon if you ever visit Australia so I hope it’s on the cards sometime
Hope you have a good trip home…keep an eye on gig page..there may be a gig 2nd week of August
Just completed a wonderful long weekend of Moore magic with Luka’s gig in Balor theatre Ballybofey tonight. Superb gig and great engagement with the audience. Wonderful rendition of “Gentle on my mind” and nice tales of where the songs sprung from. Finished up with a fine version of First time ever I saw your Face which just completed the circle for me to link it back to your wonderful version on Thursday night. Thanks to Nancy for the great children she reared.
Nancy had us all singing early on…Luka is in good form these days…I think he has been recording a new album….I’m looking forward to hearing what he has been cooking…
our sister Anne (Rynne) is gigging now..she played in Belfast and Derry recently..her’s is a “late vocation” but she is making up for lost time
Just in now after stop off in Emyvale for a 99…first time to see you play in Donegal, and was a great road trip, two great shows, last nights gig was as good as I’ve ever seen, three of you on stage enjoying every minute..same as us…
Great selection of songs.
Took a drive yesterday to Dunfanaghy and met the man that called for ‘first time ever..’ on Thursday night..had a cuppa with him, Franz from Switzerland , he passed on his thanks…he gives guided hikes for Swiss visitors he brings during the summer season , nice chap..another connection in the world of your listeners. Thank you for great gigs…and to all involved…and great to see some of the regular travellers too..Hup
he caught my eye…he was in 5th row in semi-darkness..could not figure out what he was requesting until I got back to him..twas a noble call…dont sing that very often..may have been the first time this year..good to see you out on the road again Lar..
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