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Rebeccah, am gone listening to those songs and that album. The side bar on my You Tube page introduces me to nearly all the songs from that 1976 recording. I’ve now listened to Sacco, Tim Evans and McColl’s Go Move Shift. Christy you sang both Sacco and Tim Evans at Ballisodare, a Saturday afternoon, ’78 or ’79, though being aware of your music from Planxty I got hooked that day, never let off since then. You told us that day about the ‘posthumous pardon’ granted to Tim Evans.
That’s a great version of Go Move Shift, ironically on a day the Irish Examiner has a story on bad conditions on a traveller site, not sure where, but the south. All still going on; our apartheid system.
‘The eastern sky has many stars….’
Patsy will you be collecting on Friday in the local post office? Now if it was me I’d have to looking for that local post office. Moate post office is a moveable feast. Not far from that age myself now.
Good to hear Liverpool Ken got a call on Monday; lovely.
Rebeccah you’re lining up Christy’s greatest hits. But ‘Follow me up to Carlow’ would take me all the way back to the eponymous black album. God, such music.
I’m laid up in bed with horrible sciata pain and with no book, i thought can this get any worse…then I thought I hadn’t tuned into this site for a few days well who needs a book this is such a laugh as well as some ture life feelings all brought together through you christy and your wonderful words … thanks christy thanks also to your fans even here there’s so much energy
Oooh I wish it was “time and a half” Christy. Nights into the morning has been ” normal” for me now for almost 30 years. What we do to keep the wheels turning !!!!. Not much longer to go though….Then freedom.
Hi C. Just to say that your tribute to Liverpool Ken on Mon night has been very well received and is very much appreciated by his many friends, especially those among the Leonard Cohen community globally. He was great company, he often called out for Butterfly.I first met him in Knocknagoshel in 2013,he was fairly charmed by those 2 special gigs ! As were all present, my first time also to meet Piet and family. Thankfully your never ending tour continues, more aris anocht. GRMMA.Beir bua agus beannacht. H
Leonard Cohen in Knocknagoshel !…..and The Handsome Family too!….there were 7 different apple tarts in the dressing room..Mick Devine still talks about it…the one way traffic system installed by the people of the town….thinking of Ken reminds me of the beautiful listeners we have lost along the way..
Just getting the hair permed here, sorting out the drugs, pressing the keks..have a good day
Thanks Christy, correct on both counts.. and you are very welcome..
I wish you both love and happiness together
The third song today can be found in several recordings. This one that I’ve chosen is stored on the ITMA website. The purest of the pure.
Listening and Singing at the Góilín Singers club is a cherished experience….
Here’s the second rollicker of a tongue twisting roller coaster
Patsy, did you hear Thomas Mccarthy sing Lady Margaret?
the speed of that…1976…what were we on? I love the distinct sound of Kevin Burke’s layered fiddle and Donal Lunny at his very best….shortly afterwards Kevin transferred from our Band to the Bothy Band…it was a great move for both him and The Bothies…
I love to hear Thomas McCarthy sing….his voice,his style,his repertoire,his sincerity and his approach….I only wish I could hear him more often
Brilliant posts on the guestbook from all over the world. What a great group of people.
I’m continuing by gentle sojourn through archives old and new today and I think I’ve hit the jackpot. Two rollicking rockstar of songs and then possibly the greatest song ever written? An epic tale of romance and adventure, and it even gives us a happy ending.
I’m going to let the songs talk for themselves. Here’s the first
Just in from late night work and watching “songs of the open road” on the player. Thomas McCarthy’s story has similarities to John Reilly. Travelled the country collecting the songs as he journeyed. Luckily he decided to write down the Songs of his Mother and her family from Birr, before they passed on.
Did you ever come across Thomas?. Gigs at HQ are flying…. Well done.
I love to hear Thomas sing…never met the man properly but heard him “live” twice…
I like the sound of your job….”working late while listening to Thomas”…were you on time and a half ?
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