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Christy Moore i Laughed out loud and nearly woke the kids here with your comment! !
Your an absolute Gentleman. .. not a baldy pr#*k… my ma calls my da that.. they are divorced. .and sitting together at the top table.. so an aftermath like a Dubs & Meath match might be on the cards here too.
I cannot wait to walk up the aisle to Hugh, and to the voyage of our forever after. 13 years later and ill be 40 years of age ffs 😂 Good man yerself.. might try catch a gig of yours when we’re home.. go raibh maith agut 😉
Tá fáilte romhat
Hi Christy, I hope you are well. Myself & my partner Hugh, are both from Dublin. We moved to Australia 7 years ago. Because of the recession Ireland had no work for Hugh, an electrician. We are coming home to Ireland to get married on 1st August 2020. I am walking up the aisle to your song..The Voyage. It really represents us. We started out on our own, and now we are heading into married life with our own crew.. Sonny & Hugo. Our 2 little aussies. We seen you play live June 2007, Jan 2008, Dec 2009, Jan 2011 and just before we left for Oz July 2012. I would only LOVE to surprise my Hubby to be with a live performance from yourself… I’d pay whatever it would cost, as your performance’ are priceless, that song is our anthem!! Warm Regards, Gillian!
Doubtless, you will have a most beautiful day…having Sonny & Hugo there with ye makes it very special…
Unfortunately I cannot accept your generous invitation….previous experience would indicate my unsuitability for such occasions….
last time I will never (be allowed to) forget…
as I began to sing from the altar, the Bride’s Mother unforgettably uttered ” “who invited this baldy prick to sing at my daughter’s wedding”…..I continued as If I had not heard anything but the Groom’s Mother was having none of it..she crossed the aisle and pulling the hat off my detractor announced ” that man was invited to sing here by my late husband, I dont know what my lovely Son sees in your streel of a Daugther”…Jasus Gillian I did not know where to look as I tried to sing
“life is an ocean,love is a boat”
Next thing I knew the Best Man was throttling the Bride’s brother and him a fine upstanding strapping garda, before I got to the second verse he had his assailant handcuffed to the altar rails…the celebrant was a Humanist and unused to such nuptial behaviour the poor woman forgot her lines…. whereupon the grooms uncle (a Parish Priest) pipes up and says serves ye right for not having a proper wedding….well the Humanist lost the plot and she gave the offending PP an unmerciful kick in he tabernacle….all hell broke lose, the wedding reception was like the A&E ward after a Dublin / Meath match…. the Bride was inconsoable, the groom got pissed, the cake was never cut and the band never got paid
so I wish you and Hugh the very best come August 2020…..and many long happy years thereafter
My surname is Bradley. I am English. The English politician that shares my name does not speak for me. Her words in parliament today that the actions of the police and military “were not crimes” sicken me. Let us remember.
I have not posted here for months Christy. I hope you and yours are well.
welcome back Adrian….I have encountered many good people from the Bradley clan…no more or less then the Moore clan your tribe will occasionally throw the odd miscreant…. take a look on the bright side and dont bother yourself about thon dishonourable member…. her constituents may sort it at the polling booth next opportunity
Great gig in Westport Christy and great to meet you at last in Christy’s coffee shop.
Thanks for the mention.St Cecilia will see us through!
we had a great spin out to Achill today…Val and I really enjoyed your album..loved the sounds and production.. the hammond and oboe sounds…the last song a gem..”heifers are up and bullocks are down”….I went to look at the sleeve notes to find out who played…..to find twas all your own work ..lovely music…I look forward to St Cecelia
Great to hear back from you, thank you.
I’m working through my bucket list , so I will let you know when I’m attending one of your concerts and perhaps we could share a beer ?
In the meantime I wish you continuing success !
been off the beer 30 years now,
one day at a time, thanks be
Thanks for two magic nights in Westport. A great range of songs over both gigs. That’s a great new verse in Cabaret……. tell it as it is ….. you always have and always will. Fair Play. Would’ve loved to make Vicar St next week but not possible I’m afraid.
On the road back home now…… looking forward to Letterkenny in May already.
As always Marty & Ger, I always get a lift when I see ye listening, taking it all in moving with the words and music.. …
Hi Christy, I will be going to your show in the waterfront on the 3rd of May which is also my birthday, could you sing in the city of Chicago to help make my night?
for the past year I have opened most concerts with my Brother’s song “City of Chicago”…it is a perfect opener for both myself and the band..it also provides the audience with an early opportunity to open their vocal chords should they be inclined…. see you then mageean12
Just to say I love your music ,although I’ve not had the pleasure of seeing you live ( yet !)
And by the way I’m Harold Shampan’s daughter , I notice you referred to him as a memory from the early days of your career !!
Yes indeed Vicky…I met your Father in 1968..we were introduced by Dominic Behan….meeting Harold led to the release of my first album in 1969….that album has long since become a “collector’s item”.Last night I met a listener who had come from New York to attend a concert here in Westport,County Mayo. He had an original vinyl copy of the album for me to sign….it has long since been deleted …I often think back on meeting Harold…. that charming man who provided my first opportunity in a recording studio
another week and I will be sitting row two in killarney, after clifden 2015 my next visit in eire, just to see you again (not coming to hamburg or bielefeld any more), look forward a lot. love klaus
Good Man Klaus,
Sorry I have not been able to make it back to Bielefeld nor Hamburg this past while (not to mention Kaiserslautern and Munchengladbach )
5 years ago my European agent went on Safari to Amsterdam and made the mistake of putting her head into the Lion’s mouth….since then she has not responded to texts and her fax machine is constantly switched off…last I heard she was seen putting up posters for Toten Hosen in Club Stubo Bremen (but my source there is extremely unreliable)….I miss visiting the “authentic irisch pubs” down Gooter Strasse, the eintopf and schmaltz, the smell of the sizzling schnitzel, the roar of the greasepaint and the perfume of the crowd….memories of good friends and hot gigs in that great country,the appelkorn in Heidelberg, the schnappes in Essen, the cake in Ludwigsburg, sailing into Hamburg in 1972, crossing the Rhine with Jimmy Faulkner in 1978, playing 8 encores in the Markethalle, dying the death at an awful gig in Stuttgart (entirely my own fault, I got my medications mixed up)….the road with Abi Wallenstein,the horrors in Darmstadt,Natie Comerford in Bochum,Krupps in Essen,Paddys in Munich,Tony Small in Berlin
I hope you have a good trip to Killarney….its an annual gig for me and usually a most enjoyable jaunt….. I like to have a gallop around Muckross, wash the keks beneath Torc, a quick run up The Healy Pass and “the feed” in Fossa…
Kerry people know that saints don’t turn up every day
Grand mornin…hope all is great with you this fine day.
The bauld Wally Page and Johnny Mulhearn are playing this Friday night 8th March in The Annesley House , North Strand Rod…9pm or so..always a cracker of a gig, they are sounding as well as ever together. And news of a CD soon.
Two great nights last week at The Seaview Sessions, Wed last we hd Mike Hanrahan & Leslie Dowdall and Thursday we had Brian Kennedy in the room…In April Eleanor Shanley plays here again with classical guitarist John Feeley…lots to look forward to.
Delighted to always read here the reports from gigs etc..hope to get to your gig on March 13th in Vicar Street..
Hey Ruby hold her back….
you are playing a blinder with your Seaview Sessions..I keep hearing good reports from those who have played there and those who have listened..hope you have a good bash yourself for your significant birthday…Shine on,Sail On, Ride On Lar
Loved the Solo gig….. as you eased into it and brought the audience along. ….. on a journey through the songs and the background to them. We found it to be a special evening.
Thanks Marty, It takes a whlle to settle back in to solo mode….but the audience were brilliant and came along the road with me….great to see ye there
Thanks for singing Ordinary Man for us tonight. We loved the performance.
always a pleasure to welcome long distance listeners…I hope you enjoy your visit to County Mayo
Brilliant gig in Westport. Thank you Christy. Grand form and in fine voice tonight – best gig ever. Enjoy rest of your run. 🍀
Time to fire up the old Transit Van and head into the West.
A few days off work and can’t think of a better way to spend them…….. tho I have heard that some jet off to exotic places !!
Looking forward to the solo gigs now…… and the few days in Westport.
Safe journey from The Glens to The Plains…..
Travelled from Wales to see you again in Co Mayo. Good luck in Westport can’t wait it’s been a while. Last gig was Philharmonic Liverpool a few years back. 😍
From Merseyside to The Plains of Sweet Mayo via the Rocky Road to Dublin
I have loved your music for 30 years since stumbling into a hall in Sligo and ‘discovering’ you! Caught your BAM concert when you came to Brooklyn and got to ride on with the whole audience. Finally getting a chance to go back to Ireland for 10 days at the end of May (18 – 28) but don’t see any gigs that week. Any chance of running into you somewhere?
regrets,gonna be playing gigs in London at that time…I recall that Brooklyn gig..must be over 20years ago
How’s it going Christy
Safely deported to Latvia after another great stay back home. A week hanging out in Coill Dubh, a few days down in West Cork, and a lovely, emotional trip out beyond Clonakilty to my late grandfather’s homeplace at Ardgehan. Love taking the kids back home and showing them the places of my childhood. Great gig from the 4 of yous in Mullingar, the instrumental with Cathal raised the roof,and no doubt the last verse of the Cabaret made the special guest in the front row feel 10 feet tall which is the least he deserves. MacGowans classic about the horrors of war was a lovely surprise too. Many thanks for making a great trip fantastic, and see you along the way, be it Barrowland, Blacktrench or Boolea (I know which would be handier for me!)
Whether its Allenwood or Kilmeague,
Raheens or Ballyteague,
We’ll be ready…
…but let me know
for tis not every night
we do have listeners in from Latvia
i visited two places in this divided city, divided by money and by opportunity, that i hope you don’t mind me sharing about briefly.
I went to Soweto and a few hundred yards away from the Hector Pieterson memorial ,with it’s awful remebrances ,were a gang of singers joyfully performing the gumboot dance and song.
On my third visit to the apartheid Museum i spent over three hours wandering in silence,in awe, in horror, tears once again, (how did we let this continue? should have done more, like Mary Manning did) and found there the memory and song of miriam makeba, of hugh masakela ,and now of riky rick ,and the powerful strains of jerry dammers’ song ‘free Nelson Mandela’.
In your podcast recording with the marvellous Ruairi McKiernan you said ‘we need to hang on to the hope’ ,and here in this enticing but deeply troubled place ,music did give hope to the people , and it gives hope. Long live the hope, long live the music.
In the museum there was a quote from Oliver Tambo, about how if the people let the then apartheid government take out the then banned Anc , then the Pac would be next and then the other voices would be silenced one by one, it reminded me of Yellow Triangle.
Thanks Rory, for sharing your journey with us, for describing the emotions you experience along the way…
the Winter Sun is low in the Sky this morning….its a beautiful day, for those of us fortunate enough to have the time to pause and to look, to observe and appreciate…so many must keep their heads down just to survive..
travel safely, enjoy your time, all the best
Listening again to Rob Corcoran’s ‘Ringing That Bell’. It could nearly be a sister-song of Dan Penn’s ‘Cry Like A Man’, especially the line about wishing Justine was here.
When she left me years ago she said
She couldn’t live with the demons in my head
Some stories hurt too much to tell
Not unlike the feeling in:
She had her reasons why she had to go
The love you couldn’t give
Kept her from touching your soul
Although they are very different songs, the idea of the damaged man (for whatever reason) being unable to connect runs through both lyrics.
Two very powerful songs.
when I started out singing I never envisaged singing songs like these but gradually I began to hear that there were other songs to consider…Hearing Ewan MacColl, Woody Guthrie, John Reilly opened up new repertoires….your post reminded me of two other songs….
“O my Darling she tells me,do not drink anymore
or your life will be over in a little while
but I told her ’twas the drink gave me health and strength
and could lengthen my road for manys the mile.
See that Bird of the long smooth neck
who has got his death from the thirst at last.
Come soothe my soul, come fill my bowl
for I’ll get no more drink when my life is past”.. …(The Yellow Bittern)
“Listen to me Butterfly
theres only so much wine you can drink in one life
but it never will be enough to save you from
the bottom of your glass”………..(So Much Wine)
Hi Christy, heard you in Galway a couple of years ago and was blown away by ‘The First Time Every I Saw Your Face’. Coming to Killarney on 16th and just a long shot here – any chance of a repeat. Just listened to it again – beyond words!
even long shots sometimes hit the target
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