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Hi christy.glad to see yer back on the road.how do I pitch a Song to you..its a good one.go on take a chance. Martin
Pitch away Easkey…put the lyrics up here if you wish…..or leave a cd at The Hawkswell if you wish…
Just coming to the realization that its been over 10 years since I came for a listen. I had better get going soon as I can see by my patina that there is a whole lot of time left. The camels made this trip before so
I know the effort that you make, all the trouble that you take, when you decide to come and see the show…
get outa there before the cement arrives
I love the way, as the gigs are happening, they disappear off the list (out the door and over the wall) and the upcoming ones move closer to the top. A bit like when I was in the tax office the other day and the numbers are ticking over and I’m looking at mine and glancing up at the digital screen. Waiting for my turn. Very exciting! Mind you, a Christy show is wee bit more enjoyable than a morning at the tax office. That would be a great review to recommend the shows. “Come to see Christy. He’s more entertaining than a morning at the tax office!” – Joe from the Basque Country. Anyway, it seems there’s an Athlone gig up next and then the two in Sligo! As Rory Gallagher sang, “Goin to my hometown. Don’t care even if I have to walk!” Up Shligo! Better get packing, I suppose. Where’s me pyjamas and toothbrush? Now, is it the Friday or the Saturday I’ve got the tickets for? Jayziss I don’t remember. Hup!
Bang McSharry Way into the SatNav and away with us for Coney Island…Colooney Coolaney and Cliffoney, drop into The Blue Lagoon, avoid Hal’s Harvey Wallbangers, dont Argue with Phibbs, lunch at The Markree,ride the Surf adout in Strandhill and then head for the Hawkswell
Christy what can I say I’m sitting slightly tipsy watching you on You Tube 53 year old but loving your music more and more each passing day. God bless you and my great friend Rory who might have posted on here before 🙂
Cammy..always a buzz to know that the young ones are hearing the songs…Sail On !
I’ll sing farewell to Carlingford and farewell to Greenore… Tommy Makem. Enjoyed Hilary’s recent link on James Connolly and your singing. A life size bronze statue stands on the Falls Road near where he lived during his Belfast years. Also a JC interpretive Centre is being develop..near. An Culturlánn (think chowder…🐟) on that note heading for walk to harbour and maybe a trip to Greenore. Go well Christy!
Saw most of Donal Maguire’s Film “Chasing Michael Davitt” last night….sorry to have missed the start…it was followed by a session at the Góilín Singers Club where Donal was the month’s featured guest…. a great night was had by all…Donal sang two lovely sets of songs with further contributions from many other singers….
Dear Christy, I hope you are all well. I hope you had a good tour of the Ununited Kingdom. I’m sad I couldn’t go to any of them. I wanted to thank you for adding your voice to the Repeal vote. I worked a long time ago as non clinical staff at women’s health centre in Brixton South London. It made me very sad to see women far from home distraught and broken hearted having to undergo a termination feeling ashamed. Keep well. Xx
Lovely to hear from you…greetings to you and yours….see you along the road,
“Come all your dreamers, hear the sound of the Barrows humming”
as i settle down into the lap of old john o’ dreams , i have had the privilege of listening to hilary’s kind link to the james connolly festival set. just pure, unadulterated emotion and poetic song, thanks for taking the leap towards john reilly’s delivery, all the more special whilst doing so to remember and honour the great irish scotsman. it must have given you the thrill ,to perform,that it also gave me to watch and listen to the songs.
now that the dust has settled on the liverpool show, charlie and i only have one word for it’s magic….thanks.
ps anyone enjoying declan o’rourke’s ‘lightning bird’ could do a lot worse than buy his ‘chronicles of the great irish famine’ it is a moving masterpiece
“around and around the tune would ring
the melody reverberating
mesmerising and absurd
more like an angel then a bird”………..( Declan O”Rourke)
Well last night I took out the ‘Lily’ CD and played it through…what a cracker of a CD it is, from the top of Mandolin Mountain right through the Wicklow Mountains. Enjoyed listening again, every song is special, I’ve the Gardener in three chords…I love the Lily, but the one that lifts me every time is ‘Lightning Bird, wind river man’ the playing is outstanding,reminded me of the great Ordinary Man LP that I had to get out a give a spin…again the musicianship throughout is just special…I love these songs,LPs..the lot…just sayin…have a great day. L
..one of my favourite lines
“across the waterfall I’d flow
and RUSH the rapids down below”
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