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Reporting again about luck I have fishing while playing your music. After 3 years of success this year it was Jimmy McCarthy for 3, Mary Black for 2 and -well- I still enjoyed your efforts. So looking forward to your concert Oct 2. As stated earlier it is major reason we are coming back to Ireland from Vancouver Island.
Good evening, when you visit Liverpool on the 16th October, if you get a few minutes visit the Casa bar. It’s just a couple of hundred yards from the Phil on the same road. It was set up by Dockers and is a trade union bar but most interesting is the wall to the Liverpool men who fought in the Spanish civil war, some great photos. I’ll be in there before the gig, the ales on me. Sláinte
Hope you are well.So glad to hear of the gigs you will be doing in the coming months.
We oftrn hear your records.I have most of your vinyls and lots of your CD,s.
Always brings great memories of Dorset St. Oh the fun we had.Still remember the knocks from the cops at the door after closingtime.
Hope you,Val and the family are doing well.
All the best Hanne.
Hi Christy –
Boarding a plane tonight from Baltimore to be in Drogheda for your show tomorrow night. My cousin Dave from London will be meeting me there. We did this two years ago when you were in Cootehill and are back for another dose! Thank you for all that you do and really looking forward to the show!
Christy, sorry Cathal not Colm…age.
Hi Christy, mercifully brief from me today.
Tapping the feet hard on the train to the tune ‘King Puck’ from the album of the same name i wondered if you, Colm and the lads might be thinking of hammering again soon into some foot tapping tunes like it ( or the much missed ‘Edinburgh Set’) before we get back to stroking our mobiles.
I only want to thank you for all that you have given to me and mine. Like others I have seen comment, I was reared on your music, and as I have gotten older I’ve been fortunate enough to have managed to get to a gig or two of yours each year, some in Dublin and some further afield. I have such fond memories of my old man playing guitar and singing a few of your tunes (not the best impressions mind you 😉) at the house parties growing up. I have also spread the Christy bug to my partner of 5 years who comes along to the gigs with me these days. Being at them, there in the moment, is something I truly cherish. Your song, your stories, your humour and your passion (always for the greater good) have moved me, inspired me, fired me, brouggt many a tear to my eye, and given me some great laughs! A friend of mine (Theresa) was one of the Dunnes Stores strikers, and has spoken of your warmth and support to them and their cause. That was no surprise to me. Anyhow, I look forward very much to seeing you again soon. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Mind yourself and keep her lit.
As down by Brockagh corner
One morning I did stray…..
One of the old stories of Johnstons Motor Car was that the good doctor was more put out by the line “you could hear the din going through Glenfin. …”. Saying the was certainly no din from his highly prized Ford motor car.
Hope this finds you well. I loved to read your wee chat about Lord Baker (mighty video clip – thanks to Hil). This ballad is one of my favourite songs and it would be fantastic to hear it again at a gig! Still remember very well this extraordinary concert in St. Joseph’s Hall Boyle where you sang so many of John Reilly’s most beautiful songs. What a night!!! It was a privilege to be there.
Now the time has come to travel west again … If all goes well we’ll drop anchor on the Island a week today.
Looking forward to see you soon!
great stuff as usual. Do you sing Johnstons Motor Car?. Did you know that this was a Boris Minor?. Pat.
I heard the din right thru Glenfin
Thank you Christy.Im. not a writer as such. This BS enters my head from time to time. Just for fun. You came to mind as I have always been a fan from the first time I saw you on TV singing James Connel Kind Regards Pat.ly. Keep up the good work. Cant wait for your next Killarney show.
Every day I see and hear bits and pieces worthy of song…sometimes I’ll spend days chasing a verse..then when its finished I dont sing it..for example last month I obsessed on a new verse for Delerium Tremens
“I dreamt my gigging days were done
my head was in a mess
reduced to doin Cabaret
at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
the Blueshirts were hecklin
“we want Kylie Minogue”
so I gave them Michael Collins,
Kevin Barry Boolavogue.
Is that John Delaney there ?
(with his arm around Shane Ross)
Is that Richard Bruton there ?
(with the Viagogo boss)
here comes the Rebel County-
– Blood and Bandage Deputy
on the Bilderberg Flotilla
sailing up the River Lee” (C.Moore IMRO)
I tried it out recently in Dun Laoire but it died the death…
maybe The Healy Rae Bros might consider it for the B side
Hi Christy. I might have a song you would like to sing. as you probably know Michael Healy Raes bike was stolen from outside the GPO last year. around the same time a junior minister went north to view an orange parade. My song puts the 2 to gether.would you like to see the story. Michael Healy Rae likes the song. I have his permission to send it to you. Regards. Pat Moriarty.
Perhaps Michael Healy-Rae could sing it himself along with Danny doing some backing vocals…they could be well positioned to apply for an Arts Council grant towards the project..maybe when they finish putting in the new Cycle Path from Kilgarvan to Killybegs.
I’m knee deep in Ballads here..out the door with songs…have not got a minute to myself and the world falling asunder..
that said, thank you for offering to share your song and good luck with it…..I hope its a hit
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