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I hope you are well.
Really looking forward to your gig tonight in Athy. Panic with tickets through ticket master, which I have been told will be at gig for me.
I have seen you around the country a lot but your home concerts are the best so really looking forward to it.
Just back from few days holidays with wife and family so what a great way to end the holiday.
Ride on , keep safe and best wishes for tonight Christy enjoy!
The Morning after The Night before…
Still buzzing after Dreamland…
The Lilies turned out in style…
soon as I hit the stage
the waft of perfume and after shave
they Dubai The Duty Free
“When goin the road to sweet Athy aroo aroo”
Hi there Christy
been catching up on the posts. Some really interesting reads on hear and clearly your never ending tour is going great guns. My dad is 95 now and still fondly remembers the message you sent for him on his 90th birthday. He still defies us with his health albeit we have the odd scare every month or so.
‘I’m crossing the water next week to attend a wedding in Co.Offally Wiil be stopping for refreshments early Thursday morning on the N7 if anyone has any recommendations for a fry up. I certainly wont be paying 15 euros for a bowl of stew like the b****** caught me out with in Galway earlier in the year . Will be taking a ferry for the first time to Ireland in many years. It has made me think about my dad taking the opposite crossing over 70 years ago to begin a new life here with my mum. Only never ending circles in life. Anyways,
The best to you and the folks
Hope all goes well Frankie…seems like we’ll all be at weddings next Thursday !
“Life is an Ocean,Love is a Boat”
” standards” small keyboards are a pain.
Keep Coming Back
I finally got tickets for the 17 aug.looking forward to sitting back and watching you do your magic.maybe ill learn something. And hear a few christy standars.
I finally got tickets for the 17 aug.looking forward to sitting back and watching you do your magic.maybe ill learn something.
Good morning Christy,
From Edinburgh castle with paul weller to a back room with 40 others on pollockshaws road, glasgow with matt mcginn but both equally good.
Some of the places you listed playing would be like the small glad cafe ‘dungeon’ last night ,but it was a stroke of luck that took me there.
Grabbing a handful of cd’s in a 2nd hand shop a few months ago i picked up matt mcginn , scotsman of the last century who’s path you no doubt had crossed ,but when i got home i found that, by mistake, i had picked up the cd of matt mcginn from this century and the north of ireland.
I gave it a whirl on the spinner expecting disappointment but to instead find great joy from a wonderful album by a top class song writer ‘end of the common man’ is the album.
So i nipped up to Glasgow last night and with one of the kids really enjoyed his show, he is well worth checking out by us all. What a lucky find!
It must be so hard to make the break through as an aspiring musician but a chance purchase has created a few new Bannerman followers to help him on his way.
I wonder if there is another singer out there also called Christy Moore (or Mary Black or Freddie White says he) who will get a wee break of mistaken identity one day ?
All the best
Usually I can rattle off a response to a post in an inst ….this is my 4th attempt to reply to you Rory….dont ask me why, just cant get a flow of thought going…Yes, I did hear Matt McGinn way back…heard him in a Folk Club in Manchester and later,I think, in Glasgow. He was unique and uncompromising. Did not get to meet him. I believe his singing played an important part in the emerging Glasgow and Scottish Folk Revival.
Paul Weller has surely earned his stripes…like Matt McGinn (the elder),He has stood his ground and remained “his own man”.
Heading for the Home Turf today…back to the Short Grass….tonight I sing on a stage 14 miles from where I grew up….in the 60’s “Dreamland” was our “Barrowland”….we would cycle across The Curragh of Kildare to dance the night away beneath the carousel of healing (Wally !) Its an exciting prospect for me..to jitterbug and boogie the night away where we heard Brendan Bowyer&The Royal, Des Moore&The Capitol, Prince Vince&The Regent,Billy Brown&The Freshmen, Bridie Gallagher, Johnny Cash, Dominic Behan and all those who graced the stage
Greatly looking forward to your concert in Athy! I am the eldest daughter of Tommy and Kathleen Boyle (of Rotherham & Castlecomer), and shall be over from Leeds visiting Dad’s cousins in Comer. A few of us are making a special night of it in Athy…Looking forward to seeing you on home ground Christy! All power to you…
Ann Marie….Tommy with the pipe Kathleen with the welcoming smile…fond memories of staying in your home after a gig in (I think) Mexboro ..or maybe Kiveton Park..or both…roll on Athy
Hi Christy seeing as you used to live in Doncaster any chance of a gig there next year saw Andy Irvine in Doncaster last year your turn now Christy up Tipp
Hey Tipp…I played Donny often in the 60s…two great clubs run by George Pearson and John Chatterly both of whom provided lodgings when I played their clubs but I never “lived” there…..Capstick was over the way in Rotherham, also used to stay with Mike Miller back then….thats all over 50 years ago…..I’m more likely to play in Tipp these days but I never say never
‘It’s a folk singer’s job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people’-Woody Guthrie.
Good to hear that circles are still unbroken,music and spirits live on in troubled times…as Neil,Bob and your good self keep on rollin’ down the road…
Enjoy the gigs,before a Summer break…Dave
great quote from Woody…reminds me of a few singers working these parts…Jinx Lennon, Rob Corcoran,Mick Blake, Pat Quinn,Albert Niland,Damo to name a few..of course there are many who write for the pure beauty and poetry of it all but here we are talking about those who seek to rattle the cage, kick out the jambs, its always a buzz to hear someone who seeks to both comfort and disturb….Jinx with “Stop Giving out about Nigerians” or “You gotta forgive the cunts” ( no air play here!!),Rob with “Ringin The Bell” Mick with Oblivious”, Pat with “I hate politicians” Albert with”Dirty Power” and Damo with just being Damo…
one of my favourites over your way is Chris Wood..went to hear him here last year and thought he was brilliant
Brendan Grace – Christie’s song
Brendan Grace: Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam
Thanks for posting
I just love this
and I loved Brendan
Heard this clip for the first time two days ago
its Brendan as always
generously hitting the nail on the head
reading the responses on YouTube I was intrigued by a “Michael Dineen”
who wrote that I was “bitter”about being impersonated
dont know where you got that one Michael
My wife and I laughed heartily as we watched and listened to dear Brendan singin “Toomevara”
Over the years Brendan, Dermot Morgan,Billy Connolly Mario Rosenstock, Oliver Callan,Tommy Tiernan,Pat Short,and others have knocked a bit of crack out of my schtick..enjoyed every one of them (except for one bitter, cruel lewdermawn)
My favourite has always been Fran Dempsey, an item on RTE many years ago….I was totally taken aback,I think he may have been the first one and it was hilarious…
The national outpouring of grief at Brendan’s passing shows how much he is loved….he has a special place in the “Irish Heart”… deeper then his comedy,then his performance art was Brendan’s generosity and kindness
our deepest sympathy to Eileen and family
“O he was the quare one
fol de dee get outa that
O he was the quare
one I’ll tell you”
Hi Christy got the angling covered,it’s in the small print,still on the road going strong I see and long may it remain,let the Muisic keep youre spirits high,might be a trip over the pond next year If I qualify again Christy,God help us if Boris gets in we’re doomed mr manering.
My Foreign Affairs Dept are looking into a poss return to Cymru…its really all down to Boris Rees Mogg…
OMG … it’s late and I am so sorry for the misspelling…Augh!!!
keep coming back
Dear Christie and band!
We just attended the Concert at Carrickdale Hotel (July 13th) and we had a fabulous time! Thank you so much for the shout out … it was brilliant and Bernard was very surprised. Thank you for playing Lisdoonvarna, not to mention all the other wonderful songs. We thoroughly enjoyed the show!!! What an extremely talented and versatile group of musicians!
Thanks for making this a very special evening and a birthday that Bernard will be talking about for some time!!! It would be wonderful if you could make your way to Vancouver some day!
Take care!!!! 💕
hey Sylveea and Brenad…I does be a bad spiller mysel samtumes…
just been onto The Commadore Ballroom in Vancouver..see ye there very sune…hope ye have a good time here
hey Sylveea and Brenad…I does be a bad spiller mysel samtumes…
just been onto The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver…I love the spring in the floor there…..see ye there very sune…hope ye have a good time here …
Hi All. A mighty high energy and most appropriate gig last night for the day that was in it ….and more to come,,, Patsy keeping an eye on the phone at gigs is a bit dangerous,,, but I have been known to do it,,,, So many games,,, hurling and football this weekend, its hard to keep track,,,, I just bought batterires for my little radio,,, I will be listening to Glen H and the match in stereo ..with my fingers crossed,,..before Bob and Neil,,,, happy days,, beir bua agus beanacht,,, H
Bob might be a bit late as he is going to the Kerry match…Glen will keep it going til Bob gets to Kilkenny…his great grandmother spent 2 nights in Knocknagoshel after riding a winner at Listowel races
Just been reminded I’m a Day too early for Killarney……..Bet Hil will make it there in time to see off Mayo
that girl dont miss nothin
Hi Christy.. Metion of the Ballrooms brings me back to the times of the Reynols Balrooms here in the Midlands. From Rooskey to Longford, onto Mullingar and of course here in Moate. I first encountered your good selves in the “Lakeland” in Mullingar, it then became the “Horizon”; its now a Lidl supermarket…Progress???. Here in Moate we had the “Roseland”. I met my now wife of 37 years there at a Joe Dolan dance. Strangly we now live about a Hundred meters away from the original site………. all thats left of it now is a blank space. Great memories of yourself in the Auld Shebeen; packed to the Rafters, plenty of Smoke and Sweat………. ah those were the days. All the best with the “border” gig tonight. I’m sure our Rose will be keeping an eye on the Phone for updates from Killarney!!
One of Albert Reynold’s Halls was our very own Dreamland in Athy County Kildare…thats where I heard The Royal, The Capitol, Mighty Avons, Paragon 7, Prince Vince and The Regent, The Cadets, Johnny Cash…before Johnny Flood got his mini van we’d often cycle over to our dream land…
Next friday , I have the wonderful prospect of playing in that very same venue, on that very same stage, a prospect way beyond the wildest dreams of that young lad who gazed up in wonder in those bygone days, …
Then The Clancy’s came along and everything changed….dreams gave way to possibilities….got rid of the drainpipes and sought out a báinín sweater, bought a guitar off Ned Bulfin at a Fleadh in Portarlington….Donal Lunny taught me C F G Am…..
The Auld Sheebeen of a Saturday Night was always a good gig
Hi Christy just got back from a Norwegian cruise on my honeymoon,amazing we had fresh snow,and we visited an ice Bar min-5 inside,just like being back home in Wales,Hope all is well over the pond see you along the way.
Sounds like a good bar for a hot whiskey,
Best wishes to you and your Bride for long and happy years together..
willl your angling be curtailed or is it covered in your pre-nup ?
we are all well here Thanks be….we are currently performing right upon the invisible border…our dressing room is in County Louth, the stage is in County Armagh….
looking out the window everything is peaceful as people go about their daily lives….impossible to understand Boris or Rees-Mogg within this landscape….. as they bleat endlessly its apparent that they have not got the faintest idea what the future might hold… anything can be said or promised provided power be attained…they are quite prepared to fan the embers ….
Thanks for looking Christy, it was just out of interest. If you ever stumble across it though.
will do Dermot
Enjoy the weekend gigs…you and Bob on the NETs…
watching a youtube clip of Bob,by the Boyne at Slane Castle,1984,chatting about Liam Clancy and companeros…always great to hear about the roots-and routes…
A fine list of venues you recall…is ‘Strangeways’,as in the prison?Please add details…
so many great tales are told via this forum…all part of being a song and dance man…rollin’ down the road…
I remember that night in 1984….I was playing in the Mickey Mouse Club in Edgworthstown,Co Longford the same time as Bob was Hard Raining in Slane Co.Meath….I had a really good gig the same night which totally eased the pain of missing Bob on The Boyne….
I listed some Irish prisons and quoted Strangeways as I segued into a list of churches
I lived briefly in the shadow of Strangeways….a bedsit near Cheetham Hill…an interim residence between Fallowfield and Rochdale..also had resided in Bury and Moss Side
back then a single bedsit was around £3 a week
I had a few jobs around The United City before finally abandoning my insurance cards in John Lewis ,where I worked as a cold meats porter for one morning….also worked as a box-jumper at the back of Piccadilly..a Barman in Bury… a Labourer in Ainsworth and, most enjoyably, a Fruit & Veg Van salesman working out of Rochdale where my CEO was the late Derek McEwan of Chadderton, Rochdale and Halifax …
Hi C, As you return to Athy I ‘ve been thinking of all the interesting off beat places you have played,, then Bannermans post prompted me to post, the Hall in Boyle,,, that GAA place is Cloughjordan, the Community Centres in Glenamaddy and Knocknagoshel.. that weird place in Clonmel ,, the Bingo Halls in Waterford and Thurles. and then the Ballrooms in Drumshambo and Athy…its great to see these venues being used for live music,,,if not dancing !! but before that gigs on the border for 12th July weekend,,, beir bua agus beannacht,,, H
St Patrick’s Cathedral
St Conleths Newbridge
St Brendan’s Bantry
Lansdowne Hotel The Bronx
Mount Brandon Tralee
The Dome Tralee
The Christie Hennessy Plinth Tralee
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