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Last night was magical Christy. Thanks so much. I hope yourself and the lads have a lovely Christmas, travel safe and we’ll be back sitting up under your noses on the 2nd of January.
Seems like ye got off to a flyer last night Christy! There’s a small gathering of eight Cavan men looking forward to hearing the songs and the stories again this evening. It has become an annual visit for us. I estimate the gig-going number to be somewhere in the twenties now. From The Hillgrove in Monaghan in 06/07 via The Barras,The Park Hotel in Sligo, The Slieve Russell and The Errigal in Cavan, from Vicar Street to The Button Factory…with various musicians all playing their part! The songs never go out of date and long may you share the gift with us.. There’s a comrade among us tonight (Eamonn) who’s had “If I get an Encore” on repeat since On The Road’s release. If the air blows that way I’d love if ye could give it a blast..no problem if not.. Thanks Christy! Kev
Wow Christy Wow,what a fantastic gig last night,It felt like I was sitting in your front room,well played sir,well played,Good luck for the rest of the gigs,until next time.
Good Evening Christy, My son Alistair Murphy is going to your show in Vicar Street on Tuesday, December 12th. Is there any possibility you would sing Little Musgrave for him? He and I share a great love for this song it is special to both of us.
Hi christy , my dad and grandad love your music ,that’s all they listen to . I’ve grown up listening to all your songs . My dad is a folk singer and he plays guitar but he can’t perform as much as he did due to medical problems and they went to one of your shows and they loved it so much ,I was wondering if you could maybe meet up with them and have a trad session and sing a few songs
After the turmoil of the last week,could I please have “ North and south” this evening…as this Nordie is not feeling much love from the people down here 😢
Your post is a bit too cryptic for me….
I remember a man suggesting to me once
“put down the microscope and pick up the mirror”
when I remember to do it, it invariably works,
North and South, East and West,
See you later
Any chance of hearing back home in Derry tomorrow night in vicar street amhran galanta ar fad
Liam Ó Cnáimhsí
I love Mondays
theres every chance
the set will take shape
kicking off in 19 hours
all will be revealed
thru the wind and the rain and the hail and the snow
Thanks Christy. I am working on one at the moment and the person it is for is a big fan of yours. So I have created two miniature LP covers: Ride On and your Collection 81-91. Hope I’m not in trouble? Over the years you have slated (?) the Anglicisation of our place names…currently working on a collection of poems on this theme. One in the bag is about Stormont which ironically sits in the townland of Ballymiscaw: Fort of the Shadows or Spectres. What townland do you hail from? Mary
I look forward to seeing those poems
Afternoon Christy .. after a long busy week driving this old taxi around cork we awe really looking forward to vicar street on Tuesday night…also a big thank you to Hilary for organizing the 50th birthday card….and thank you for taking the time to write it. I got a huge surprise when I opened it up… the new album is really class.. my favorite is Amsterdam great humor and Craic on that track … hope you enjoy the gigs in vicar street and happy Christmas to you and Declan and jimmy and all the crew and here’s hoping to loads of gigs in 2018… tony and Fiona in the real capital
well “Holy God”, as poor auld Miley would utter repeatedly of a Sunday night as Dinny painted hen-shite on shop-eggs..
I was reading your post here this morning when I read “the Real Capitol”..that got me thinking about your neighbours who reside in “The Kingdom”….there is no doubt about it,when it comes to humility you’ll find none as humble as the good people of those too-great counties..even in humility itself ye excel as the humblest in the land..mind you tis a toss-up between ye as to which of ye is the All-Ireland champions of humility…
In Kildare we had the humility gene bet into us…in far off days High Kings did dwell upon The Hill Of Allen, great armies of conquering warriors trained and manouvered upon the Plains of Kildare..back them the Liffey used to turn left and join The Barrow before the Ice-Age re-aligned Liffey waters to flow eastward where they carved out The Black Lagoon(itself a great centre of self congratulations and hot air)….then when Brigid came, to save us from ourselves, we lived in Peace until Vikings, Normans, Black and Tans, Auxies and, finally, Hedge Cund Vultures turned us away from peaceful ways where we now return gradually to war footing (T.B.C.P94)
Maidin mhaith a Christy, will have the alarm clock set early on Monday morning to get tickets for your extra gig in support of Capuchin Day Centre. No one leaves home unless…
I tried to copy tweet by Pádraig Reidy, but thwarted by technology! A picture of two packets of Tayto ( one from North smaller than one from South) …regulatory alignment explained! I’ve probably killed it but there you go! Ádh mór ort, Mary
Always a pleasure to see word from Bog Meadows landing here..I was only looking into your bookcase this morning….
its a priviledge to have met Brother Kevin and all the crew at the Capuchin Day Centre, to stand with them and help them in any way….one turn in the road could lead any of us to seek alms from their kitchen…
back to the box set to listen to today,red was mesmeric, uplifting and inspiring as always.
however the green is less often played and so i was enraptured by both the spoken start of the cd intro (roots) and very last outro. it resonated with me as i sit looking out at nature’s beauty in my town of birth,life and one day death ,where i see the people i have grown up with, outwith and old with, whilst treasuring the nature around me ,like for you in barronstown as you said, whilst trusting and hoping that our fellow man looks after the natural ,unsullied sights and sounds that we too often take for granted. it’s where i come from.
sorry it seems a bit deep , the music was grand too mind you. all the best for your forthcoming dublin weeks of residence.
Rory, you have me thinking that I must have a listen to The Box Set again…I’ve not heard it since I mixed the Tracks with Robyn Robbins in Mid Atlantic Studios in Enniskillen back in 2003…getting that box together required a lot of focus from those few people who stuck with me for the duration..none more so then Michael Traynor who distilled 105 CDs of material down to about 20 cds from which the final tracks were chosen…Then I spent a lot of time with Robyn trying to extract sound from some very dodgy Cassette recordings, some damaged reel to reel tapes that had appeared miraculously from New York..most of the tracks were previously unreleased outtakes from decades of recording sessions,others from long forgotten gigs across the decades, old cassettes lying in drawers, boxes and suitcases waiting for their chance to resound again…
I always get a buzz when old recordings are referenced..to know that they are still out there getting a spin….I had thought to release a second box set in 2016 but got sidetracked by last years album “Lily”.
I also love how the colour coding of the 6 CDS worked out….to read your comments 12 years on about the “Red” one and the”Green” one really tickles my fancy
Great to see u2’s new album going to No. 1 in Ireland.
The haters have loud voices but they don’t speak for everyone.
No haters here….
Great indeed that they are Number One
can you say a special “Hello” to Inge and Bernhard from Stuttgart. They are coming over all the way from Stuttgart to be live with you on Monday night in Vicar Street. They listen to your music every Sunday while having their breakfast and we are really looking forward to a great night in Vicar Street.
Tina and Sheamus
’twas in the year of ’88 all in the Month of June
I saw Christy Moore performance years ago in Germany and like to ask if there any plans for Gigs in Germany or outside Ireland, GB?
Even for a big fan the way from Germany to Ireland is not easy and short.
Ful of hope
no plan at this time Olaf …however, it is my wish to return
We are going to be in Dublin March 30 – April 5, 2018 and just wondering if you have any plans for a show in Dublin at that time? We saw you a couple of years ago in Guilford and absolutely loved it. Even got to meet you backstage! I know there is nothing listed right now under your gigs but one can hope 🙂
Michelle and Derek
regrets..nothing in Dublin at that time….hope ye have a good visit
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