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I’ve need going to your gigs for 30 years now. Have had the pleasure of shaking your hand after several gigs.
Am wondering if you ever do private gigs? Am getting married in 2021 and would love to have you sing for my first song and wondering if it something you have ever done and cost. It will be in Castleknock Hotel. Make a girls dream come true please 😍
Fair play to you and thank you for your generous invitation to sing at your forthcoming celebration….
For legal reasons your offer cannot be fulfilled….about 20 years ago ( I was 55 at the time) I sought to fulfill a similar engagement…at that time I’d been off the drink for about 10 years…when I got to the venue it turned out that the groom’s uncle was an old drinking buddy of mine in our London days in the 60s….he insisted and in a moments weakness I said “OK but just the one”……..well Tracey, what happened next must never be repeated….
to briefly summarise …..I ended up in the Barracks, my old Buddy in Consilio’s, the Bride & Groom called off the Honeymoon, the Best man spent the night in the Bridal Suite with the Celebrant, ( a lovely young Priest ,not long ordained,) there was mayhem…it all kicked off as I sang the first verse of The Voyage…by this stage I was as pissed as a newt and I fell in on top of the Wedding Cake ( a beautiful 5 tier confection from Ashers Bakery in Belfast, the bride & groom were straight)…. what ensued was not pretty…..The RUC were called, it was a pre-PSNI wedding….I’ll cut a long story short….the Judge barred me for life from attending weddings……..So there you have it Tracey…I wish you,your intended and all belonging to you a beautiful and joyful day in Casteknock….I’ll be doing Lough Derg for my sins
Thanks to Anuk for Irish film in London info.Now signed up for website newsletter to keep in the loop..
Good start to the day,finding ‘Quarehawk’ by Michael Walsh.Ace flautist with Manc/Sheffield links and Sligo genes…www.michaelwalshmusic.com No surprise that he’s a mucker of Mike McGoldrick…
Mr Walsh has also hooked up with a very clever arts/literary set up,specialising in human interest,urban/rural stories,,,’Not Quite Light’ at http://www.notquitelight.com …a soulful approach with tales that resonate..
Last but not least,45 years today,since Nick Drake died (at 26)Treasured (hazy)memory to have seen him play a support set for Fairport in 1970 and today will be spinning ‘Five Leaves to ‘brighten the Northern Sky’…
Good luck in the workroom.Keep the kettle boiling…
Nick at 71….and his music still resounds….gonna listen to him tonight,,, thanks for that Dave
Dear Christy, good news about the long johns. I’ve just this minute returned from The Regent Street Cinema having watched the final film documentary from the Irish Film Festival London. It was Cumar – A Galway Rhapsody. In it no less our own Roisin Seoighe. (I now know how that is pronounced) whose songs were quite perfect. There’s something deeper than years in that voice. There were others including Rita Ann Higgins, the poet, and amongst others Tommy Tiernan. All speaking from the heart of the beauty of Galway and the wild surrounds of Conamara. There’s so much art, but so much wildness. Beautiful film of a beautiful place. I’m reminded of going to see you in WestPort on the fateful morning when we awoke to the sound of freedom no longer ringing. I’d recommend the director and producer (Paddy Hayes!) should you wish to make another film. Anyhoo I hope you see it. Xx
Róisín is making some lovely sounds…Rita Ann is a Western Star…that Tommy Tiernan is a mad hoor of a bollix but shure we all love him….Paddy Hayes is your only man..is he related ?
Hi Christy will u have a listen to my baby bother he is writing and singing down under medussas wake is the band name he is Shane in 2019. Thanks Riva
Great performance on the LLS, dear Christy!
We enjoyed very much watching it on RTE player. Wish I could take a look at your list of all the venues you played – it must be gigantic!!!
Your songs were well chosen, especially loved to hear The Clock Winds Down to Zero and your dedication to the young climate change activists.
Still waiting longingly for the postman to bring my “Magic Nights” …
Keep warm in these early winter days,
Jim Page shares another fine song….. 37 years ago I recorded two of his with Moving Hearts “Hiroshima, Nagasaki,Russian Roulette ” and “Landlord”
We’re hooked on Magic Nights …. it is a great treasure to have these live recordings of so many great songs on the last two releases… it’s some collection of music perfection. …
Great to see you on the Late Late …. just not long enough but then again we would still be calling for more at the end of a two hour gig.
Ryan gave the album a great launch….fair play to all involved…it was a very relaxed and the songs went well..
Cultúrlann’s Fall’s Road chowder 🐟 contiues to be a crowd pleaser!
Enjoyed your late late performance (recorded for the well reared son!). Shane’s pair of brown eyes are always worth a watching! Maith thú a Christy agus go well. Mary
Fáilte romhat a Mháire
Gang of us have got our tickets got for this coming Friday night in Charleville.
Our man Small Jerry was there in the Marquee when you recorded the song Sail On Jimmy!
He was telling us for months after about it untill you released the CD.
As it happens, there isn’t a young lad in our parish that doesn’t know the chorus from listening to Small Jerry!
So if you don’t play it Friday night you might have trouble getting the barricade lifted to let you out of Charleville ha!
Can’t wait for the show Christy, and ride on!
Thanks for the nod,
I always take such warnings very seriously,
that said Yoko, if the barricades were down I’d have no problem Hangin out in Rathluirc, a dip in The Maigue and a verse of the Ding-a-ling
It’s difficult to know what to say that has not been already said about Magic Nights.
Where else in the World has such a magnificent production been done ….. Song choices, Photography, commentaries, overall presentation,,,,,,, MAGIC. 🎶🎶
Sat Night…The Auld Sheebeen ….
Congratulations with Magic Nights. What a great album ! Our son Lars just texted me from his study place that he is a big fan and that the album was all day on “repeat”. Great to hear one of my all time favorites Johny Jump Up on the album. Rosalita & Jack Campbell, and Inchicore wake are my new favorite songs. Thank you so much for keeping up the good work.
Very best wishes from your Belgian fans
O never O never O never again !
Hi All..what a magical week ! Forgive me for posting again,,, but its been such a mighty week, and now this resounding positive review on Arena on RTE 1 last night 22nd Nov,,, the reviewers are so passionate and positive, really know the stuff,they had not one negative thing to say.. https://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/share/radio1/11117251. at about 40 minutes. Congrats to all involved in this massive quality production,Christy you and your crew are the best, the bees knees !! Beir bua agus beannacht, H
always welcome…there has been a great reception for this collection so far
Great interview on the Late Late last night Christy. Fine tributes to all concerned.
Magic nights is brilliant and I really like the Album cover design . What wonderful memories. There is plenty more in the old dog yet !!!
All the best
you have me waggin me tail here Barney
When are you coming to Australia?
I’m afraid that time is done….
cant leave the parish now….
turn me back here and there would’nt be a screed left in the garden
I loved my trips up to Oz
Woolongong, Warnambul, Wooloomaloo and Vinegar Hill
What a wonderful record. That’s me sorted for a while. Matty’s prob next on my list to have a go at. Congratulations Christy. Hope you’re happy with it, ye should be, it’s a thing of beauty. Much respect as always, Dylan
At the wake they were lashin out the drops of brandy,
the auld fashioned habit
in the church they were lashin down
pounds and fivers
so matty would be fine in the old bye and bye (Johnny Mulhearn)
Christy, Magic Nights is beautiful . Got it this evening on the old vinyl. This one could be spinning for a while!
its a beautifu song to sing…another ball in the back of the net from Johnny Spillane
Wonderful review on tonight’s Arena show. My postie didn’t deliver today so hopefully tomorrow is the day. Really looking forward to this. We owe you so much for the joy you bring to us. Loved them saying how you made every song your own – no matter who wrote it. Hopefully I will see you “on the road” in 2020. Review is about 43:20 into this https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/11117251
its youo listeners that drive us on, give us the energy,inspire us the wages that allow us to dedicate ourselves totally to the work..
without the supporting gaggle we’d need to get real jobs !
Tome Dunne played two tracks last night on his Newstalk programme. I prefer the ‘Live at Vicar Street’ version of A Pair of Brown Eyes. Jayney such andremartins at a wedding I never read, it reminds me the Jimmy Crowley song about a funeral. Are you (were you) due to be on the Late Late? Whatever you do I dont want to see sharing any stage with xxxxx xxxxx
ah here Ed, Gizza Break !).
I was listening to the album at 12 o clock this morning as soon as it was up on spotify I loved it especially songs like Matty, Sonny, The reel in the flickering light and Magic Nights in the lobby bar songs I havent heard in a while. My favourite song on it is Rosalita and Jack Campbell what a beautiful song. Thanks to yourself and Declan for a great show in Gorey a couple of weeks ago I really enjoyed it Fairytale of New York really stood out for me that night it was magical.I Cant wait for the late late tonight and looking forward to the gig in wexford next year.
Sean Mone is an exceptional song writer
Just got a request from my son to record the late late show…because you’re on it. He’s in Bratislava! That’s on this evening’s viewing list and Magic Nights is on Santa’s!
Warm regards Mary
what an enlightened and well reared young man…….hows your chowder Mary ?
Oh my! how I love this man, the reply to Caroline……. priceless….this made my day….you lovely man x
Míle maith agat a Phádraigín
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