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Christy, thank you for an absolutely amazing show last night! Y’all absolutely kicked ass! Thank you for your warm “long hauler” welcome! Much appreciated!
The energy inside Vicar St. was explosive. Absolutely crazy at times. What a fantastic celebration of the first Friday of the new year. The IrisH Angel performed another Christmas miracle…so, I’ll see you Tuesday the 7th before I fly back to Texas.
Roibeard mo cara……I think we first met in Arklow a few years back….a chance meeting….twas great to see you back the other night….I loved the way the crowd welcomed your presence..and how both you and Eric responded to the welcome..
….every audience is a singular unique entity never to be repeated…..its the same with the set….certain elements are constant,others float in and out….two songs,”Strange Ways” and “Away You Broken Heart” were not heard once in 2019….both included in response to the tragic passing of Marian Finucane…..
then we had the pleasure of seeing Primula back among the fold….his beaming face lit up the night…..
and of course Herself , always watching out for stray listeners, always there with the helping hand (or ticket), sharing her “céad míle fáilte” to long haulers,always prepared to prompt when the balladeer becomes perplexed in song….
“Marcaidh ar agaidh linn go léir go dtí oíche De Mart san seachtain seo cughainn” “
Thankyou for the amazing gig tonight. The place was a swirling cauldron of magic. Wow!
felt just like that on stage…we had a real good time last night
Thanks for a wonderful night of music and song last night.What a way to start the new year .A great crowd last night a great night and of .course yourself Christy.thanks for a memorable night that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
You played a stormer at Full Forward last night…..the blood & bandage boy
Hi Christy… Just want to wish you and yours , happiness, inspiration, and above all good health in 2020.thank you for sharing your wonderfully talent with the world.
Have a good one Marty
Thank you Christy for a grand show yesterday at Vicar Street and warm greetings from Finland. So many favourites and always something new in the air. Hilary and the 4711ers are my family away from home. Looking forward tonight also. The band is sounding great – solo by Cathal, such a treat. High spirits. All the best for 2020! -Eric
Thanks Eric…Safe travels
Looking forward to hearing you tonight in Vicar Street, no better way to start off the year.
If possible could you play Joxer for Jim McCabe who will be there celebrating his 60th birthday?
All the best tonight and Happy New Year.
Happy Birthday Jim…
Howdy, Christy! Declan, too! Happy New Year! Deadheadbob from Texas here. A Christmas miracle occurred when an Irish Angel scored a ticket for me to the 3 January gig. No song requests…I’m grateful I get to attend at least one show before I go back to the states, and appreciate all the gifts y’all will deliver tonight.
Congratulations on a superb run of December shows. I’ve loved listening to the latest live albums back home and on my travels to Eire. Looking forward to seeing you tonight!
Bobby Meehan from Texas
good to see you Bob…welcome back
Sorry Christy, caught me off guard with the phone call earlier!!! Very starstruck; thanks so much for getting in contact and all the best tonight! See you in April.
Where the shooting stars light up the fresco
Hi Christy, came over for gig tonight (2nd Jan) – best we’ve seen you by a mile. We’re here tomorrow night but have no tickets, desperate to go again! do you know if there are any for sale anywhere? Please fire me an email email@example.com or text/ring 07947960675
Thank you so much, if not now we’ll see you in the Barrowland!
I have passed your query to the box office
PLEASE BE WARNED
DO NOT CONTACT VIAGOGO
THEY WILL FLEECE YOU
Hi Christy, Happy 2020 ..I captured a song by my first intro to music Rory Gallagher a track called 2020 vision and wish you the same.
I was not sure you replyed but my son Rory sort of took over from Phil Beer, fiddle player and wonder if you know Phil – well established with band “Show of Hands” in UK.
I have heard “Show of Hands” and know the name Phil Beer…I have listened to his music but never met the man…
Happy New Year Christy & gang.
Tonight is our Dad Mick’s birthday – and as has been tradition for the last number of years – we’re going to see Christy in Vicar Street to celebrate it. So thanks for being part of it every year!
City of Chicago is his song, and we’re all looking forward to singing it again with him tonight
Have a good one, all you Simpsons
Happy New Year! Two years ago to this day you truly changed my life. I’d written on the guestbook here about your inspiring me to finish a journey that my great grandfather, who’d been orphaned in NYC, was never able to complete; returning home to Tipperary. Indeed I did and discovered my GGG Grandfather had died in the Tipp Workhouse and was buried in a mass grave in St. Johns Famine Graveyard there. You gave me the greatest gift, singing Cliffs of Dooneen to me at Vicar St Jan 2 2017; it was an incredibly moving, atavistic experience; I felt my ancestors right there with me. At the end of the song a man behind me put his hands on my shoulders and said, “welcome home”. Since then your music has inspired me to keep going on in my own career as an actor, teacher, and film director. Last year, I completed my first documentary film, about the man I’ve worked with over the last 16+ years, renowned American acting teacher Wynn Handman, who is still teaching at nearly 98. The title of the film is, It Takes a Lunatic. With the guidance of Michael Douglas, it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was acquired, and is now streaming on Netflix. Aside from teaching many very successful actors, Wynn was a pioneer in establishing NY Off-Broadway Theatre as we in the USA know it today; however, he did not wish to produce plays solely for commercial purpose or monetary gain or fame, he wanted to produce plays that awakened audiences, brought voices worth hearing to the stage, and challenged audiences to know something better about their fellow man. In 1962, the lawyer overseeing the incorporation of his theatre, The American Place, said, “It Takes a Lunatic to do what you’re doing. Are you the lunatic?” He said, “Yes, I’m the lunatic.” Hence, the title. In the credits I thanked you and Liam Clancy, as you both have been and continue to be a steady creative hand at my back. Wynn often says that you never know where the creative act may lead, which is a significant theme in my film and something that you’ve written about, the link btw us all. Before the Deluge says it, too. I just wanted you to know your role in inspiring my creativity and in helping me to solidify Wynn’s contributions to theatre in America. Thanks to you, also, I’ve just spent the last several days in Clare, absorbing the geography, music and traditions of the region; Milltown Malbay and Willie Clancy, Kilfenora, Ennis, Ennistymon, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Lahinch, Corofin, Liscannor, etc; so much of the soul of Ireland’s music, myth, and poetry seem to reside there. It’s palpable. And now here in Dublin, looking forward to seeing the gig tonight. Congratulations on the success of Magic Nights and, again, thank you for helping me “keep my spirits high”, through your music. You are an exemplar. In America (and around the world) it’s increasingly difficult to find true exemplars; as Shakespeare once wrote: Thanks, Thanks, and ever more, Thanks. Feels good to be home. Billy Lyons NY, NY
well be the jasus Billy but theres no doubt about, the power of song..
there was a woman used to work here in the local Pharmacy..
she told me about being out foreign on holidays in 1988
they went to an Irish Pub in Spain to watch the famous Ireland v England match…
when Ray Houghton buried it in the net a nearby stranger hoisted her in celebration…within months they were married….
the power of song, the power of GOAL!
It Takes a Lunatic (Netflix)
Ian, kate, Craig, Lynn, Eugene & Karen. Hitting the high road in the morn but not before a good dose of ballads tonight to send them on their way. Well raise the roof together.
Happy New Year Christy to you, yours, the band and crew and all of theirs too. 9 of us heading to Vicar tomorrow. 6 home from Perth and flying back to Oz Wednessay morning…the perfect way to end the hols….cant wait for it👍
from The Front Street to The Back Street and home by Gandogue Lane,
Hanly’s Jungle, Artillery Place, The Seven Springs, The Furry Glen…
greetings to the old home town…
The Ber,The Per, The Ba, Tango, Dasher, Toss, Sticks, Snoozer, The Roo,The Goo, LouLou, Spike,Begs,Rasher,…
Huberts,Gallivans, McCabes, Charlie Ryans, McTiernans, Flanagans, O’Rourkes, The Arch, Coffeys, Cummins’s,Coxes,Floods Johnsons and not a slate to be had on the front street
who are the 6 flying back up to Oz tonight ?
I just wanted to send my best wishes to you, your family and loved ones for a very happy, peaceful and healthy 2020. I also wish to thank you so much for everything that your music and humanity brings. Last year was the toughest one I’ve had but your songs were always there to inspire, comfort and strengthen me. Thank you for everything and for the special gift of the wonderful new Magic Nights album. Already looking forward to another brilliant night at Mags McIvor’s in April with my daughter Ruth and son Liam. Thanks Christy.
verse and melody link us all…the creator,the player, the listener, wherever we linger we are linked together by spirit music,
I get it from Liam O’Flynn, Patsy Cline, Dolores Keane, Dolores Riordan, Tommy Potts,Chris Wood, Lal Waterson, Ewan MacColl,
I can neither define or analyse, why bother, I just plug in and let it flow, we all have our own source, those of us blest with ears that can hear…some gain it from a source that may cause others to wince…thats part of the terrible beauty…
the mystery of Muse
“December man looks through the snow to let eleven brothers know they’re all a little older.” It’s gas, isn’t it? This time of year always brings a close to the old and a start to the new. At least in my head, it does. Well done on a fine 2019 Christy. There are lots of us dotted around the world – and many in Ireland too – who take great comfort in Christy Moore singing the songs we love. Many thanks. Ride on. Rock on! “The January man he comes around again in coat and boots of leather.” Hup!
Here we go again Joe…
once more into the breach with gusto and great feeling..
truth is Joe, the comfort flows in both directions…without the spirit and the enthusiasm of all you good listeners I could never perform the songs in this way….at home here I sing quietly, I doodle,I get lost in reflection upon the words..
come next Thursday and the first gig of 2020….we’ll inhale that waft of after-shave, 4711, guinness, heineken, rock shandy and we’ll go for it one more time, band and crew will sail off into the mystic, pull out the stops,oil the machine heads, rosin the bows, tighten the skins, slip into the Tuam Beat, ride the Honda, drum for Biko,..we’ll harmonise,re-arrange, sweat torrents,
Happy 2020 all you bold shelmaliers, rusty rifles, rapscallions, reprobates, spoiled priests, holy orders,
New Year Resolve……..avoid Via Go Go like the plague….they are shameless scalpers
(26th January 2015 – Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, today announced that the viagogo Groupthe world’s largest ticket marketplace, intends to double its workforce in Ireland over the next three years, taking it from 100 to over 200 employees.)
OMG I was watching episodes of “Reeling in the Years” on You Tube and what popped up while watching 1983 but a video of you singing “Don’t Forget Your Shovel” (4:24). It is class. You were a fine figure of a man back in the day, Christy. You had a quare leg (and chest) on you, and I just love the sandals on the building site.
I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas. Wishing you all that’s good in 2020.
My one and only music video….
I still have the suitcase and ring of black pudding
the leg and chest still here too
PS Thanks to Tommie Gorman….
I am a young songwriter from co.Mayo and I wrote a song about the peoples struggle in Syria. I would love to try send it to you. It feels like a ‘Christy’ song to me!
I would love to get in contact with you
I’m an auld singer from Co Kildare
you are in contact with me here
Myself and friends will be attending on Friday 3rd January 2020 Vicars Street, Dublin. Row 34, seat 1-4 & row 35, seat 1-2
I will bring along a lady your family knows (your youth) from Allenwood Co Kildare, her name Mairin de Burca. Give Mairin a call before or wave on Friday.
All your music will resonate her life stories, a civil rights bastion in Irish society.
North & South of the river…. is a favourite of mine.
My request is for a song to display “Changing cultures in every society and for leaders to respect each other’s culture.”
Tom Mc Kiernan
Sent from my iPhone
I’ll sing for Scarletstown
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