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I have got to start reading Irish writers and poets more. Something about them makes me smile.
“I have a total irreverance for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer”
Anyway, a very Merry Christmas to you and yours Christy!
May you smile often…
I wish you peace of mind across the days ahead..
i’m a huge fan from Italy. Everytime i happen to hear the late Peter Frank song Little Feather can’t help imagine you sing it. The song is up on you tube.
Hope to see you again soon. Happy Xmas & happy new year.
Thank you for sharing Luke..we’ll be having a listen to Peter
Ah lads, but wasn’t that a gig of gigs last night in the Vicar St. Haven’t been at a huge amount of gigs this past 12 months, but this more than made up…I will be out more often now that meself and POTR are reaching a milestone year..
Thanks as always to you, all you give to us listeners, and to your various line ups onstage, and all your brilliant crew..here’s to a nice Christmastime to everyone..Lardince x
Whallup Lar…..you were amongst good company last night.. looking fit and well…
see you along the trail
Thanks so much to yourself and the band for a really lovely evening in Vicar St last night. I see someone else loved Quiet Desperation on Monday night, and that song along with Veronica stood out for me in your set last night. I always love to see The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes come up too, partly ‘cos it’s a great song and partly ‘cos I have a sense that you choose it when you’re particularly relaxed in yourself. Even though you didn’t play it, I found myself quietly singing Tuam Beat to myself this morning ‘cos the gig has me in such good form. Last night myself and the brothers were joined for the first time by our two sisters, so all five siblings had a great night together. Next year we’ll start working on the cousins.
Thank you for sharing..its a pleasure to know that the songs played a part in your family gathering….
I’ve missed The Tuam Beat this past while..time to get Padraic Steven’s song back in the set….songs come and go….as new songs come in others slip down the list…”The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes” disappeared completely for about 20 years until some one requested it in Sligo one night about 10 years ago…back in he came ,fresh as a daisy, almost like he had never been away…a couple of verses lighter and a variation on the original Planxty arrangement….I like when songs appear out of the blue..like old friends turning up unexpectedly
Fluffed the feckn handshake…. I should have gone in for the kill! Over thinking it, does he recognise me, does he not, fuck it anyway!! Next year, next year!
Handshakes aside, thank you for a big year of top class music, its been good for the soul following you around this little green island of ours and having some time out from the rat race! Keeps us between the hedges! Hope yourself and the lads enjoy the break and happy Christmas to you all and your families. Take care.
When we hit Coill Dubh we’ll shake the divil out of every hand offered, we’ll shimmy and shammy and boogie the night away,rafters will rattle, spiders will scurry and starlings shite with fright upon hearing the racket….thanks for all your feedback….best wishes to all in the Home County…..
Thanks for the reply. I read about the passing away of Bill Caddick. Unfortunately I never saw him live in concert. But his song John O’Dreams as well as others will be with us and the next generations to come.
“When sleep it come the dreams come running clear. The hawks of morning cannot reach you here. Sleep is a river, flow on forever. And for your boatman choose auld John O’Dreams “
Such a beautiful song.
Queen Beatrix she rides her bike
Rembrandt is hangin down in The Rijk
Ajax,Heineken, Van Gogh,
The Gargle and The Ganjee.
Monday mornin we were all have cracked
we dived into the Kaisergracht
they fished us out and hosed us down
put us on the plane to Dublin…..Ryanair once again
O The Weekend that we went to Amsterdam
( we never found the Red Rose Cafe)
Your welcome .. it was a great gig crowed was as usueal great .. looking forward to another tonight all the best Adam
I could hear you sing last night Adam, you had the closest seat in the house
Cannot wait for your concert in Vicar Street tonight. Really looking forward to hearing Beeswing. Such a beautiful song.
See ya later,
after a thousand renditions, it stills the night….last night the room fell silent as we all embraced the sense of lost love in the final verse…
respect to Richard Thompson
Thank you for your beautiful performance last night of “Quiet Desperation” it made a magical memory for us both, I am so truly grateful to you. A wonderful amazing Christmas gift for us both, plus we kept the tickets as a souvenir for Baby Dakota.
Fantastic show start to finish and inclusion of Farmer Michael Hayes was great and very fitting with the brutal events taking place in Strokestown. Hard to believe that these evictions are still happening and that the Banks have such heartless and totalitarian authority.
Let’s hope humanity and common sense prevails on these matters.
Have a great gig tonight Christy and again thank you for the music and memories.
first time to sing that song this year…
Thanks for three incredible shows so far! Thanks for the shout-outs and fun stuff like that. Thanks for dedicating Bob Dylan’s “I Pity the Poor Immigrant” to me tonight. Rather poignant being from Texas with the situation we deal with each day along the Rio Grande border.
Thanks for letting Declan shred! Sounded awesome! Let him shred some more…whammy bars, hammer-ons, windmills…brings out the anger of the songs.
Also, thanks for the double shot of Bobby songs…plus “No Time for Love”…all of these ever more poignant to me after visiting the Falls Road last week for the first time and seeing the mural…merely Ninety Miles away…
Tuesday night will be a riot! Last show of the year! It’s gonna kick ass!
Let’s do this, C.M.F.M.!
Bobby “Deadhead Bob” Meehan
” Most of all I cant forget that night in the cold cold rain,
‘n a blacksnake whip with 35 pounds of Blackjack County Chains”
Thanks a million for the mention Christy…… really appreciate it.
Greetings from the lowlands low. Went to your concert in Bantry last year where we enjoyed ourselves very much. Sometimes it’s strange to realize that the first time I saw you live in concert in Ireland was way back in 1987 at the Gleneagles hotel in Killarney. Being there at that time as a geography student on a field excursion exploring the south west of Ireland. I remember we stayed in a B&B and were talking to the owner of the house. Talking about our excursion and also about music. Telling her that I was very huge fan of Christy Moore. She immediately smiled and said: “well now, Christy happens to play tonight at the Gleneagles………”
Of course we rushed of to get ourselves some tickets and we did! Second time I saw you live in concert after being blown away by your performance, your songs and music in the Lowlands itself (Folkfestival Zwolle)
Last year, 30 years later in Bantry for a great concert. What’s that spell??
Ever since 1997 playing music with my dear friend Ed Veltrop by the name of John O’Dreams.
And these last few years we’re on stage with the three of us. We skipped the John and it’s now O’Dreams.
Last year Ed fell from a stage during soundcheck and broke his shoulder. Thankfully it healed really well. Out of this bad luck for him we created a brand new theatre concert called “Broken”. Like Johan Cruijff would (free translation) “ “Every disadvantage has its advantage”
We’re on tour and all goes well. The music is alive and kicking. Hope to be there at one of your gigs in Ireland in the foreseeable future (or maybe in the lowlands……)
Here’s a clip from the concert. It’s that beautiul song from Dan Penn “Cry like a man”
Hope you like it and wishing you all the best. Let your music keep our spirits high.
Hey John..good to hear from you..you certainly qualify as a “long haul listener”. I used to love those Gleneagle gigs back in the 80s…I remember writing “Tyrone Boys” down there….
the man that wrote John ‘O Dreams died two weeks ago… Bill Caddick lived a life in songs and singing…I learned the song from him when I played his club in the 60s
” Both man and master in the night are one
all things are equal when the day is done”
We cane to see you on your opening night and LOVED it!
What a show! Some performance. Me fella from Boston loved ya too!
Keep rocking it out!!
Nice One Sarah…glad to hear that it worked on the”fella”…he must be a bit of a “Southie”
Heading tonight to the vicar steeet gig with my friend. Very excited and would be lovely to hear Casey if at all possible. Looking forward to hearing you Christy.
Divine intervention prevented it….
All the best with the continuing Gigs at “Headquarters” …………You might sing an “Auld” number for those of us who are slaving away through the night, getting all of the Santa letters and Parcels out in time for Christmas; and can’t attend.
Hope you, and your Family have a wonderful Christmas, and thanks for all you do for us, the Listeners.
See you in the New year.
One sung high
the other sung low
the Lady sang
The Raggle Taggle Gypsy O
Hi Christy hope all is well , the yearly pilgrimage to Vicar begins always great gigs,,, All the best Adam
Great shots tonight Adam….looking forward to the Movie…thank you for the gift
Heading along tonight to the Vicar Street gig in what has become a recent Christmas tradition Christy. Can’t wait for it. Would love to hear the Beeswing if you could slot it in. Hope the run in Vicar Street goes well for ye, and this Christmas is a good one too.
Fine as a Bee’s Wing
Looking forward to the gig tomorrow night in vicar street. Think it’s my 18th Christy gig but first as a married man. HUP
Its the way to go Barry….Life is an Ocean, Love is a Boat
Hi All,,, what great gigs in Vicar St this week, a mighy start to the 10 night sell out run in that great venue,Tús maith, leath na hoibre. Seeing as CM has started singing Fairytale as early as Sept, I guess its OK to share my favourite Jackson Brownes Christmas song, in the hopes that Declan might sort out the chords etc and teach CM to sing it !!! https://youtu.be/Tr1d0ivyTTk Beir bua agus beannacht. H
I’ll get on to him straight away…..
great 4711 activity last Mon & Tue…
we ware in Vicar Street on December 10th and 11th 2018 for our anniversary of wedding because I met my wife during a Planxty performance in 1974 in Beauvais ( France ). We wanded absolutly see Christy for this event and came specialy for him . it was two fabelous evenings in Vicair Street .
Thank you Christy for these precious moments
Excuse my bad English , I don’t write with my head but with my heart
Daniel et Catherine
Daniel, your English is very good, Thank You for taking the time to write….its been a long road from 1974 to 2018….Merci beaucoup
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