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Hi Christy, me again. Wow, what can I say about last night, we are still all on a high. Firstly thanks to yourself and the 3 boys for putting on such a great show last night, ye were all in flying form. Secondly thanks so much for the shoutout to Holly. She was mesmerized for the 2 hours last night, took her a while to take it all in but she can’t stop talking about it today. A really nice touch, it’s not easy at times, this living abroad craic and we live for the 1 or 2 weeks each year that we get home here – last night was always going to be a great night with great people but you made it extra special, and you made a little girl (and her parents very happy). We all appreciate that. It’ll live long in the memory. Thanks again and take it easy
Holly was the star of the night for me…she never missed a beat nor a chorus..there was a lovely light shining from her…..usually, very young listeners can falter after an hour or so but She stayed with us to the very end….
Thanks for reply.
You will always be a Lillywhite legend.
Looking forward to your next gig on home turf.
Thanks Christy for the connection. I’m glad the Milltown days were good times for you. And for my Dad. You remind me of the names from my childhood – Magin, Prendergast… They moved from the bars long after and came to each other’s houses, playing cards, switching from poker to Solo. And singing Johnny Cash. My Mam knew all the places you mentioned. Happy and sad to remember. Thank you. 🙏🏼
Good luck with the rest of your magical tour. ✨✨✨
Best wishes, Carol
Back in London 12 hours after Nás na Rí, you dont hang about !!…..I’m still loitering in the leaba here in Baile Átha Clíath…..
What a great gig last night in Kilashee..
So many highlights from it.
You could hear a pin drop when you rang the voyage, the trad set with the lads was majic.
The Mother and fatherr in law can’t wait till you come back next year they really enjoyed, especially the mother in law who hasn’t seen you live since you played in prosperous in the 70s.
Here’s to the next gig on home land.
Thanks again Christy for a great gig.
Ride on and keep her lit.
I still feel a deep connection with the Homeland of Cill Dara…..I lived there for the first 18 years of my life, those were the years that branded me….much as I love the four corners, the highways and byeways, I always retain a soft spot for the Plains of Sweet Kildare…..golden memories of boyhood scenes….learning to swim in The Liffey waters, kicking the ball and winning a county medal u14, mitching in the Seven Springs,paper chasing across Flood’s Field, bottles of ale in Hanly’s Jungle, square bashing in the FCA,heart breaking crushes,the train to Portlaois to see Kildare play Laois,Punchestown Races,dancing in Dreamland…..
(there are many painful memories too but we all have our own shit to deal with….)
First class last night in the Killashee hotel was 100 percent worth the flight over from Scotland in the Gael force winds I’ve saw you in many a venue up and down the uk over the last 20 odd years but you saved your best for your home county what a show I might come back in tonight if there’s spares on the door 💚🇮🇪
hope it works out for you Doddsy..that you have a good night wherever the road takes you
I hope you are well and the lads are well.
Really looking forward to seeing you in kilashee on Saturday night.
The mother in law is even coming to see you.
Last time she seen you live was in prosperous many years ago.
We might give her a lift over on the Honda 50.
I was listening to some music of yours the other evening and continental celie came up.
Great auld song you might give a bar or two later if you can.
Ride on Christy.
Last time I played in Prosperous was 1978 with Liam Óg, Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine…it was a the start of Planxty’s re-union and we played in Pat Dowlings prior to heading off on an 8 country European jaunt….in retrospect I’d have preferred doing 8 weeks in Prosperous….Continental Céilí is on a list of songs I hope some day to revive but it wont he ready for tonight….
“O the night ‘s at such a delicate stage”
A most enjoyable show last night on home turf as to be expected. You’re getting better, if that is possible —- what’s the name of the tablets? Thanks for everything —- much appreciated.
Good luck to-night !
Morra FB….the tablets you ask ……Deck Sinnott,Cal Hayden and Jas Higgins…
Thank you, thank you 🙏🏼😭🤩
First for a brilliant show last night. I loved your set, many favourites. You made my mind buzz, light and dark, down deep, as you sang and carried us along.
Second, for taking the time to call out my Dad. It meant a lot to my Mam. And to me. You’re a wonder 🙏🏼
All best wishes, Carol Collins
They were happy times back in that Old World….Frank Kelly ran a lovely old fashioned pub/grocery on the bank of The Canal…(Kelly’s of The Lock)
Tue nights out in Miltown was like our Las Vegas….I have happy memories of those times….your Dad and Uncle Con playing cards in the front shop with “The Red Lad” Prendergast, Pat McGinn, “Long Paddy P, and whoever else might drop in….in the back room the Ballads would kick-off….if things went well we’d adjourn to Angie’s Kitchen after where the songs would resound ’til dawn….
lovely to get your note, to know that your Mother was in attendance last night, to have that link with almost 60 years ago……
Forgot to say royal concert hall april
Coming to see you for the 62nd time all over Britain and Ireland would love you too sing a wee ballad for me and my darling wife catherine her favourite is the time has come to pass my dear , a small recognition would make me and my wife’s year
I have a long list of call outs for Glasgow gigs..yours will have to go into a lottery
Hi there Christy man glad you’ll be back in Galway.
Just wondering wouldn’t it be nice if the shadowy figures that we owe twenty billion euros could meet with the shadowy figures from west Belfast and sit down together and eat
each other. Just saying like.
deep and meaningful insight there Bourkey
Hi Christy, it’s been over a month now that we were at your gig in Vicar Street. We enjoyed it tremendously, you made us feel happy within the first five seconds and you have kept us happy ever since. We have been playing your songs very regularly, at home, in the car…
Therefore, when will you please come to the Roma again. We know you like the venue, as does your brother. So please come. And if possible bring your brother. You will be so welcome.
Paul, greetings from Kildare, I’m on the home turf now, playing 5 miles fro my home place….lots of memories floating about, ghosts and spirits jostling for head space
Paul, greetings from Kildare, I’m on the home turf now, playing 5 miles fro my home place….lots of memories floating about, ghosts and spirits jostling for head space….The Roma always remebered
My partner and I are looking forward to watching you preform in the killashee on Saturday.
We have been counting the days down since Christmas,
I have often heard you mention how you have been sent songs ,
We are just wondering how one might reach you with a song you might like .,
Anyway best of luck
Ireland’s no 1.
Finn and Laura…you are welcome to post your lyric here….getting ready for tonight here in Kilashee…we had a really good night last night…. the Band was in flying form….the audience superb…the room jammed…all systems go
Great gig in Trim last Saturday night – better ye are getting – great audience participation – you mentioned/played for the grandchildren, also luckily at this stage ..
people watching – a chap <10, singing along to joxer with his dad & granddad…
Teresa & I sat in a row with Clarke family Clondalkin- Mum, daughter & 7 sons.
Beir Bua and hope you entertain us for at least another decade….
Slan go foill
sound Donal..what lovely observations you share…. it was a similar in the front row…a 14 year old listening with his Father and Grandmother…Its a priviledge to have such age diversity among listeners…..
I sometimes get a glimpse of the audience when the lights go up….to see that gathering of faces all listening, singing, requesting,cajoling, celebrating ..it is uplifting and inspiring, it gives me the energy to continue
of course I will occasionally spot the unfortunate audient who simply does not want to be there…my heart goes out to such afflicted….there perhaps with a spouse or an intended, I saw a woman last night who was hating every moment o her ordeal, her partner was in his element as she yawned,scowled, fidgeted and farted for 2 hours….her discombobulation simply drove me on to sing my head off for her beau….
I had a lad in the front row last night with whom I was an altar boy over 60 years ago….manys the time we swung the thurible, doused the candles, poured the wine, held the patten, and there he was with his Wife and Son…
storm Dennis can blow all it likes…lets all fly upon the wind
Hi Christy. My wife and I are coming toseee you on the 15th of April in Glasgow. It’s the first time she will have seen you live. We recently had a wee boy in December and giving that yourself and me share the same second name we named him Christy.
I was hoping for a wee shout out for him on the 15th April if possible. It would mean a lot for my wife as she is now a massive fan. Her name is Cassie Moore.
Wishing you the best of health
welcome to the World young Christy…hope you Ma & Da have a good night in April
Christy, it’s an EMERGENCY!
I’m sat on the plane at the airport and have just realised I’ve left the feckin gig tickets by the bedside! I’m not joking- this is serious stuff.
Frankie and Joan are all lined up to come with me tomorrow night. They’ll be fierce disappointed if we can’t get in!
Is there anything you can do to help? I can probably get a scan/ photo if the tickets to prove I’ve bought them.
Thanks (and sorry for being an eejit)
I could not see the front row last night until Frankie stood up and came forward..fair play to you for flying home from manchester to bring your parents to the gig….I never attended anything with my own Father but I celebrate such things when they occur..
Hope all is well. Wallflower was a favourite from the Lilly album and great to hear live …their was a great live version of this from a gig in Wales a few years ago …. Any chance of hearing Billy gray or contender Tom night in nass if it worked out…. .. have u seen any good films lately…
Hi Adam….Failed to include any of your requests last night
Hi C. Winterish weather,some wonderful additions to the setlist last weekend, Strange Ways and Away ye Broken Hearted dedicated to Marian Finucane and Keelin Shanley,it was also great to hear you sing Lightening Bird Wind River Man by Dublin’s own Declan O Rourke. Peter Gabriel is 70 today , it would be great to hear Wallflower back in the set sometime,, no rush ! https://youtu.be/j4jnlt9DPtY. Safe travelling all. Beir bua agus beannacht. H
I sometimes sing Wallflower to myself in the dark on night….it has never jelled in live performance ….I think I’ve only gigged it twice….Strange Ways & Broken Heart sit very well side by side…..thats a stormy class of a day
My family and I are looking forward to seeing you this Friday 14th in Kilashee Hotel. My Mam (85 years young) is joining us. She often talked about a song of yours that includes my Dad, Dick Collins from the Curragh. He’s gone from us now, he died in 1995 from a sudden heart attack. I wonder if you remember him? And the song? It’s 1945 – a very good year by all accounts. I found the line ‘Dick and Con Collins were dealing out cards’ – its a lovely memory. He played cards all his life. As we still do.
In any event, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful music and memories. I live in London now and cherish it all the more.
Hi Christy, hope all is well. Don’t post here as much as I used to but still check in for a nose every now and then. Counting down the days to the weekend, O’Leary will fly us home Friday and we will be well warmed up for Saturdays gig at Killashee. Big crowd of us heading in on the Honda 50s from Coill Dubh, my better half, parents, few aunts, uncles, cousins the whole works. There’ll be no one left…
Special one for us as we will be taking my 7 year old daughter Holly to her first gig, she asked last week if it was ok to have two favourite singers, I told her it depends who they are and she said Christy Moore and Johnny Cash. So you’re in good company. She later added your old pal Ed to the list, so she’s on the right track. See you Saturday, face the puck out
You’ll be welcomed home to the Shortgrass…Hope Holly has a good time
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