Sign up to our Newsletter to receive updates on Gigs, Christy Chat and any Christy News
just bought the new cd and played in the car, and its another gem from you. love it.
when will we see you in Canterbury again, or Folkestone where i now live.i cant believe its almost 4 years since you came to Canterbury, April the 3rd, the day of my 65th birthday, i will be 69 next April. time goes quicker the older you get LOL
i was able to buy the dvd of the Barrowland concert recently and its just as good as the concert in Canterbury.
friends of BW would love to see you here again. i will be 26 years next February.
that was the best birthday present ive ever had and even my wife loved the concert.
best wishes my good friend for the coming year.
Its easy to forget what cars were like way back when I first began to drive….that said, no modern car could ever recreate the way I felt when I got my first auld battered mini-van back in 1967….I bought it (after-hours) for £50 in a pub in Bury Lancs from a plumber called Reg Nuttall
I swapped it in Sheffield for a 1956 Beetle….
52 years later a tank full of juice costs more..
I love listening to music in the car ..I’m still gobsmacked by what I can hear in a car these days…last night, at the press of a button, I heard Patsy Cline,Bob Dylan, The Watersons, Fred Jordan, Webb Pierce, Sweeneys Men, a Tony Hancock half Hour,BBC World Service, The Dubliners, a bit of Mozart and topped it all off with Frank Patterson’s rendition of “The Lass of Aughrim”
I should stress ( for legal reasons ) that I was a passenger….
When I need to listen carefully to new mixes or to a new album I always listen in the car….down on the pier, away from the world, I crank it up to 11 and take it all in…
I’d love to play Canterbury again…there are hundreds of UK towns I’d love to play again…but these days its a case of “easy does it”….in 1969 I did almost 300 gigs, hither and thither in a mad flurry of excited ale-fuelled bliss…
50 years on I get to play 70 gigs this year, all of them here in Ireland apart from 4 in the UK….thats the way its going now Ray and its unlikely to change..If all goes according to plan I’ll hit the 75 year mark next May…I’d love to do 300 gigs next year but it aint gonna happen !
Happy 70th to you come next April ( 26 too…odaat…fair play to you)
Hi Christy..Magic Nights has been on repeat for a week now…there’s a lovely smoothness to the whole thing..musicians at one..everything fits perfectly..a real easy-listening album..loving the subtle lyric changes here and there; they bring a freshness.. so fair play to all involved & long may ye continue to create the sounds..see ye in Vicar St!
it took a while to bring it all together….
it has been an 18 month collective effort,
David & Jimmy did a lot of the spade work,
we have all enjoyed the process,
the positive feedback coming from listeners is appreciated,
Greetings From Charleville in the County of Cork
They’d be disgusted with Mammy & delighted & divarted to be mentioned! It’s Darragh, Tadhg & Rory!!
Disgust,Delight & Divarsion….its gettin better !
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your new album. I even enjoyed travelling from London to Leeds and back yesterday for a boring meeting, as I was able to listen to it all on the train. It reminded me of the fantastic gig of yours we went to at the Royal Festival Hall in May. Thank you and congratulations to you and all your band and team.
Isle of Wight-London-Leeds-Bored Meeting-Leeds-London-Isle of Wight…..sounds like a Hard Days Night !
Thanks for feedback
Hi Christy, I’ve sent an email to ‘email@example.com’ re a personal request for my Mother who i’m sure you will remember along with my Grandparents from the Milltown Inn, Majella O’Neill (born Milltown, Newbridge). Will this likely reach you? If you could help with something I would hugely appreciate it although I know how busy you are. Thanks Christy
checking it out
Hi Christy, congratulations on the new album, we thoroughly enjoyed your gig in Killarney last March & the 5 of us – 3 teenage lads are going to Charleville to see u again tmrw night! The lads share a guitar & 2 of them belt out your songs late into the night, most nights….you have been a social inspiration & educator of Irish culture for them…Thank You! If u felt like giving a nod to the ‘3 Reen boys from Tralee’…at the gig tmrw evn, They’d be disgusted and totally delighted at the same time. They’re all hurlers & footballers! Thanks!!
“disgusted and delighted” I’d love to weave that into a lyric……
Heading to vicar street gig on the 16th of December. You probably don’t do requests but thought I’d chance my arm on here….if you see it. I recently got engaged and would love if you dedicated a song to my darling wife to be… Fiona!! So looking forward to the gig. Any song will do but if you wanna chance “Grace” it was a song she sang for days in the lead up to my proposal so has become a bit of an engagement song!!
No harm in asking Mark….
Its surely a beautiful song but one that I have never managed to sing…
Congratulations on the new album! Beautiful! I was moved by “Veronica”. You’re voice in needed now more than ever. I’m coming over to visit my son in Dublin and we’re going to the show at the Vicar on the 9th. I’ve loved you for years and now I’ll finally get to see you live. Very excited! Thanks for the all you do. Best!
Wont be long now….we are preparing….
Hi Christy, I’m very happy, that I got tickets for your concert on May 8th. We are two friends from Germany, who love your music and of course Ireland! That’s why we are coming to your concerts for the fourth time in a row. We are looking forward to the next highlight of our trip to Ireland in 2020! See you, Susanne and Heike
Thank you for listening…..safe journey
Yes Christy ,me too, ” sometimes I think I hear my mother whisper in my ear I close my eyes and I loose all the fear ,of getting old….
always with us…..
Christy, made up with the new album…released on what would have been my Dads (Jimmy) 85th birthday, sadly no longer with us. So track six really struck a chord with me, so to speak. Hope to see you soon, Jay.
Sail On Jimmy…
As long as we remember, reflect and reminisce about time together, they remain with us…
As the song goes;
“It was Autumn in Mayfield and the barley was ripe
the harvest moon was low in the sky
we were children our Mothers were young
and Fathers were tall and kind”
More of my musings..
Its my Mothers face that I sometimes glimpse
I was delighted to see that ‘Magic Nights in the Lobby Bar’ was featuring prominently ,and performed brilliantly, on the new recording.
Whilst John Spillane is, for me, the king of Cork music, it was just great to see that the pretender to the throne, Ger Wolfe , gets a part credit for the song and of course features in the lyric.
Ger has a lovely lilting voice and performs his entrancing songs in such a caring manner.
It is well worth checking out his Balcony TV performance of ‘the lark of mayfield’ ( great, and not just for him trying not to laugh at the mic).
I recall buying one of his cd’s a few years ago in Derry, the man at the counter said ‘a fine choice, there is nothing in the top 40 to match it’ and he was not wrong.
I agree with you about Ger Wolfe….I last saw him In De Barras Clonakilty a few years ago….he has a very special way of sharing his songs
Listening to the new album Magic Nights. Thanks for the pleasure you bring. Ian
Thank You Ian…
Hallo, lieber Christy..
So exited to have tickets for your concert in Charleville on November 29!
Also my friends Bärbel and Evi are coming along.
For many, many years we love your music,
And we love Ireland even longer…
All three of us took part in the Parade on Easter Sunday 1966 to
commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
We are coming to Ireland now for two days just to hear you.
Looking forward to this very much.
Trudy, Bärbel and Evi
Trudy,I hope you 3 have a good trip from Frankfurt to Charlevile….I used to love playing the Alte-Opera in your City and I love Charleville Park too… Sail on
Hiya Christy, travelling home for Xmas can’t get tickets anywhere for vicar street any chance of 2 spare tickets going would love to see you ☘️?
Hi All..have to help out the neigbouring Rebels Bogadon here is the link to the presale https://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/197770/932034?did=elaserp
Just checking how to get presale tickets for the marquee
Well Christy that is the best “thanks but no thanks” I’ve ever received. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. I love it 😂😂😂
We will see you in INEC on 13th March….I’ll be right up the front enjoying every minute..maybe I’ll manage a hug this time but always delighted to shake your hand after a gig.
Ps…I still have a sweaty towel from a charity gig you did for the ballymun womens refuge in Wexford street in the 90’s 😂😂🙄 (my mother may have washed it though) .
anything can happen in De Kingdom
Btw. My name is Tracey, not Lenny.
Be great to hear back from you. Loved your new song on Late Late too and looking forward to hearing the new album too 😍
You must be logged in to post a comment.