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I’m supposed to be attending your concert in Vicar Street tomorrow evening.
Unfortunately, my grandmother who was your biggest fan passed away, and is being buried in Belfast tomorrow. She tried to get on stage with you on one of the many times we went to your concerts in Belfast, you were kind enough to sing her request, The Ballad of Ruby Walsh.
If you can sing her favourite song, Nancy Spain tomorrow night in her memory, Boop if you would – we sang it at her coffin side today at the wake.
Let the music keep your spirits high. Good man Christy
Itts Sheila by the way, thanks again
Hey Christy, great gig tonight, míle buíochas, been following you since Ballisodare 1978 , going to Vicar Street again tomorrow and I’d love to hear the beautiful Song of Wandering Aonghus please and its my birthday 😀💜
Having listened to Thomas intonating your songs since we met at Hull University in 1989 I am looking forward to the real deal.
Thomas was my Best Men when in 1998 I got married to Reiko (from Tokyo).
Unfortunately he needs since last year Dialysis three times a week .
To cheer him up I decided to join him on this Dublin trip as he is such a great friend – always listenting to my worries and stories.
I got a Special Request for you to sing this Tuesday night:
The Wicklow Boy
Here is the reason:
Local, regional and national Gardai refuse to investigate!
I been boggled tryin to analyze the forensics Rainman
Upon his release I met the Wicklow boy,
first thing he said to me..”I’m from Wexford”
I studied Folk Psychologhy mysel in Hull back in 1969
came away with a BA Ma H.Dip and finished up with a PHD
(from the Old Blue Bell )but I never got around to practicin,
I opted for the Blue Tar Road instead
“As I walked past Portlaoise Prison,
from concrete and steel a whisper came,
my frame-up is almost completed,
I’m innocent, Nicky Kelly is my name”
Hello again Christy,
Thank you, yes, I was looking at Letterkenny, or possibly later in May? Is it possible you might add some dates in the south after those?
All the best,
Will you be coming to Canada in the future? (PEI is a lovely place!) My friend and I are long time fans and will have the good fortune to be in Ireland this year in mid May 2019 but there are no tickets left when we wil be there. Will you be adding any more dates in Ireland? All best wishes,
I wont be crossing the ocean again..no more long hauling…are you referring to Letterkenny gigs ??
After having heard so much about you beforehand, i was gifted to finally see you live in vicar street past wednesday – with carsten. My first time – his some 14th…
i loved it, but even more carsten‘s sparkling eyes, even more so when you dedicated „a pair of brown eyes“ to him. Thanks heaps for that, and keep going.
Hello from Germany and cheers!
I love the geography of it all…German lovebirds flying to Dublin to hear a Tipperary song sung by someone from Kildare accompanied by musicians from Wexford,Tyrone and Galway..
“So drunk as Hell I left that place sometimes walking sometimes crawling
a hungry sound came on the breeze so I gave the walls a good talking.
I heard the sounds of long ago down by the old canal
and the birds were whistling in the trees and the wind was gently laughing”
(from “A pair of Brown Eyes”Shane McGowan/Jem Finer)
I wish you a very Happy New Year and all your wishes come true
Almost a year ago now, I met you after your gig in Gorey and signed a photo of you, my wife Patricia and me, I thank you again for giving me this precious moment for me.
So, I’m back in Ireland and next monday i’ll be at Vicar street for your gig with Hilary that you also met at Gorey.
If it’s possible, could you sing for us “Metropolitan Avenue”
Kind regards, David
Greetings David..I remember our wee chat backstage at Gorey..welcome back..
I’ve not gigged that song for many years…but who knows whats gonna happen tomorrow night
standing tall in the Winter rain,
will I ever see your face again”….. ( Noel Brazil )
Dear Christy, I hope you are well. Happy New year to you and your family and The Lads. We spent New Year’s eve in Bristol at a Lankum gig. Blinding night. Absolutely heaving with the jigs and reels. I see that the Vicar Street has gone resoundingly well. Something of the Green eyed monster a lights upon me and I wish I was there. We were able to catch Rob Corcoran in Hackney last night. He has a fabulous turn of the words. His album is cool. There’s another touching song called Black Hearted Man which is very good. So, have a great year. Keep warm and do the pilates. I’ve heard turmeric paste is good for the joints. Rub it or eat it?? I’m going to sign this off Mrs Hayes coz I keep forgetting that’s my name. Xxx
Thanks Mrs Hayes for Lankum and Rob Corcoran reports…I hear that Rob is soon to play at Nell’s Cafe, also that he has been signed to play at this year’s Liverpool Fleadh (rhymes with Pa)
“Rub it or eat it ?”..have you tried smoking it ?
what a start to the new year. Two great gigs in vicar street, thanks a lot for “a pair of brown eyes”. I was totally surprised when you called my name!
Thanks to you and everyone around and with you. All the best and i hope and try to see you again this year.
Kind regards from Germany
Greetings to Germany..
Glad to read that you had a good visit….that the gigs went well for you….the Band is in good shape, we are enjoying our journey….having the ears and support of so many listeners enables us to continue making our music….I feel very priviledged to have such good musicians around me, such good crew behind me,such a great audience in front of me,
Collectively we create an atmosphere where our words and music can resound
“Let the Music keep our Spirits High” (Jackson Brown)
Hi Christy herd the song the ghost of Tom joad by Bruce Springsteen and though that’s one for Christy,you can thank me later,Shine on.
Knew a Woody Guthrie “Tom Joad” song back in the 60s
Great night Tuesday was Christy. Myself, Niall & Gar were hanging on your every word, rosalita & Jack Campbell was fantastic. Have a great year gigging & we’ll catch ya again in December.
I’ve a feeling it was Wednesday Night that you were there Pogie, ….anyways but….. it was a special gig for me personally….thanks for feedback
Christy, will you come to the US anytime soon?
I regret to say that I will not be playing any further concerts in the USA….I enjoyed my American Tours between 1984 and 1998.I have nothing but good memories from those times.
Thank You for asking.
That was some start to the year for us…. I knew we were in for a good one and we howlin’ at the moon half an hour in!!!! Great selection of songs last night, Honda 50 was flat to the mat, loved that one Deckie called for too..he’s some cowboy.
Super stuff, great for the soul, thanks for the music!
Greetings to Coill Dubh….hope you Ma had a good night….last night it felt like we were
“Footin it, Cuttin it, Clampin it together
Bringin home the turf no matter what the weather”
“Comin down the Hill of Allen, we hit the ton in second gear”
“Rosalita and Jack Cambell” is a great song. Written by Sean Mone of Keady in Co.Armagh
Hi Christy thank you and the lads for a wonderful night at vicar street on Tuesday night … great songs and the Craic was only mighty …all the best to you and the band and crew for 2019…we wii see you in the tent in July … and might even see you before that …Tony and Fiona …..
Sound Tony & Fiona….the Band is cantering at the moment..all four of us enjoying the process..all the team are on song…Paddy, Michael, David, Dickon ,John,Geoff and all their back ups supporting the band in every way….its a great team effort..the Vicar St crew always make us welcome too …
Then the audience assemble and allow it all to happen..without your participation we’d all be at home foostering and mooching
Hope all is well. A mighty reception last night when u and the band took to the stage .. vicar at really has some Vibe…. Have an other good one tonight.. any chance of hearing the contender or deluge if the nights permits..Adam
I was at the starting gate to play Deluge last night when a call out came for Beesing, then I picked up The Shovel and Deluge was overlooked !!! Contender has fallen off the set these past months..I’ll be thinking about it..
Last night had some very special moments, and you captured some of them in your pictures…thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to the songs
Our first gig of the year tonight, bringing the mammy along too… we can’t feckin wait!!
Happy new year to yourself and the lads- let it be filled with sweet lyrics and good vibrations. Let the dog see the rabbit!!!
Back in Ireland today, just to see you, and it was a perfect night at Vicar Street. Thanks to you, Declan, Cahil and Jimmy for that brilliant Concert. Happy to see and hear you all tomorrow.
All the best
Really looking forward to tonight’s gig in Vicar street, the boys for Mullingar are making the voyage up to see you again. We’ll behave ourselves up the back!
Something to look forward to, to shake off the January blues!
In Mullingar that night,rested limbs so weary,
started by daylight,next morning bright and early
took a drop of the pure to keep me heart from sinking
thats the Paddy’s cure whenever she’s on for drinking
I’ve started steamin spuds…roosters, peeled…butter..last two days with boiled ham (cold), tomatoes and scallons…the likes….
Anyways, the bauld Wally Page & Johnny Mulhearn will be in The Annesley House Pub, North Strand Road, this coming Friday 11th Jan..doors at 9.15pm…he’s bound to do the hits…
I was only singin to meself around the kitchen here ‘Sweet Music Roll On’…tryin to get those low notes…’she called me here darlin’ man…’ no joy…it’s a beauty…then I thought of Lay With Me and then Dark End of The Street, then 1,000 Miles From His Home..lovely way to potter around singin the songs…shimmy shammy…great gig last week, the first of 2019, a pleasure to see and hear..thank you. L x
Lar, you have me salivating here….the scallion is worth its weight in saffron..it brings delight wherever it goes….
“yer man ” said my Grand- Uncle Frank Dowling, (one dinner time in 1957)”he’d ate his way to Calvary and back”
the same Frank had no interest in meat or veg
a locka spuds,a lump of country butter, sprinkles of salt & pepper and he’d purr like a contented cat
good luck to you and the Lads on Friday Night..”Sweet Music Roll On “
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