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Great setlist for session #7. Can’t wait to hear it! My heart skipped a beat with the mention of the possibility of small gigs. If Americans are being let in to the EU I’ll be there! All the best!
Hey There Buck,
Most Americans always welcome…..keep coming back
Any chance of singing butterfly one of my favourite songs .
I had nothin to say on Christmas Day
Hi Christy I’m liking the Facebook link,Great listening to some live songs and the banter,An
We are coming home at last! Scariff is closed. We will probably be staying in Ashford Castle. We have lots of pictures of you from over the years. also your song book 1984. You have to come to Ashford Castle to see us, there is a good hay shed you can stay in!
We will send you a message when we arrive. Get up the yard.
He is still complaining about my age he is looking for a young one! ha! Regards
Marie and Barry
the last time I stayed in Cong I got into a row with John Wayne
Small gigs, big gigs, huge gigs, micro gigs, lockdown gigs, even ryan giggs , all good news and it got me a thinking.
Who would you have liked to work with but never did….i never met bob dylan but i sang with the Pecker Dunne etc.
Margaret Barry ( unless she really did get you up for the wild Colonial boy)
Townes Van Zandt
Who would you have alongside Andy?
Of course as far as i know maybe you did sing with some of them, but for a virtual lockdown set who would you have liked to be sharing the songs with but never did…so far?
Ps 4711ers ,grab a listen to Martyn Bennett’s ‘move’ a very different but inspiring version of Ewan MacColl’s go,move,shift from Session 6 ….if you can.
I’d love to sing a song with my Father, Andy Moore (1915-1956)
I did try to work once with Brian Eno
I love some “American” sounds
their production values, the way some of them mix,
I’ve long since longed to make another “trad” album but
curious about your Margaret Barry doubt
still got many songs to cover
just finishing off a new song here with Wally
can’t wait to listen to the new set. Great choice of songs again!
Low-key gigs sound good, hopefully you (and we of course) don’t have to wait too long…
its gonna take a while
we mus’nt jump the gun
we’re keen, we’re packed and poised for take-off
but Covid still lurks
daunting our hopes and wishes
Christy, your music at times of joy and despair never falter for me and my family. A voice that once sounded me to sleep as a kid and now a voice of comfort and warmth in a world full of strife.
Would love to hear Bright Blue Rose on your next episode on YouTube for my mum and dad (Ants and Karen)
its time we had a Jimmy Mack song…
time to skim across Blackwater…
Small, solo gigs?
I’ll just get my rowing boat, and can I borrow that shovel please. There’s a tunnel to be dug here.
there was talk of a bridge
from Antrim to Dumfrieshire
but they could never meet in the middle
Fingers crossed for a green light on the gigs…!
What a brilliant setlist for session #7…you and Andy must have been flying last night! Fair play…eagerly anticipated – thanks.
No way you’ll have July thoughts of ‘being idle’…
its all heart in the mouth stuff….
can we ? will we ? shall we ? should we ?
gotta wait and see what the doctor orders
All the best to you and Andy-enjoy the session.
Got the job done…..
So Do I…
Black is The Colour…
Theres even talk of some small ,low key, solo gigs…..we just need clear guide lines…
Riffing on Shel Silverstein (Hills of Shiloh) last week -just read a very informative piece on his multi talents.Anyone who says they are ‘lucky’ when praised as a genius has something going for them,I reckon…its a good read at http://www.americansongwriter.com put ‘Shel Silverstein’ in the search box..also,numerous ‘rabbit hole’ artlcles on Dylan,Prine etc
Grim bunker weather… I hope you and Andy raise the workroom rafters and enjoy your music making later.
All the best
Atkin at the ready,all prepared to fly,
Hi Christy, thanks for posting your videos, a great perk for these strange times. I have a request, the last two times I saw you, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Bridgewater water Hall Manchester, I took along my Bodhran (it’s big 65cm!) to get you to sign and maybe put some lyrics on it. I failed both times to get it across to you on the stage. Do you think if I sent it to you, you would kindly do that for me? Keep it up. Cheers for now Mark
it might get blown overboard upon the Stena
http://www.folkradio.co.uk more gems in the latest broadcast and website…as news breaks of Messrs Dylan and Young topping the album charts…class sure is permanent…
Always good to have fine music from many sources.
North & South
Welcome to The cabaret
Go Move Shift
Cry Like a man
Viva la Quinta Brigada
Irish Pagan Ritual ( Sail On Jimmy)
Middle of The Island
Well below the Valley
Raggle Taggle Gypsy
Cliffs of Dooneen
Stitch in Time
Joxer Goes to Stuttgart
Though i don’t play or sing i can indeed imagine that certain songs have a time they feel right to come storming down the outside hitting the front at the furlong pole and pulling clear, and a time when they just can’t get out of the stalls.
As Santiago cruised to win the derby today i hope all the fellow 4711ers took the tip and are now retiring on their winnings, but for a song Santiago maybe leads us to Vicor Jara, one to sing in a moment of quiet reflection after slipping a vile of nightshade into pinochet’s tea.
nothing will ever top the memory of Santa Claus in 1964…Billy Burke on board out of Micky Rogers yard….Myself and Billy Parkinson had “inside information” from The Harp in Kildare Town.The porter flowed that night
No tent down he Marina this year, have to make do with a virtual gig tonight. Thank God for youtube.
Keep safe and hope to see you Leeside soon.
we had some mighty nights in that Old Marquee
Wasn’t it Seamus Ennis who said that the best way to play a bodhran was with a penknife?
that one gets rolled out regular
I doubt very much that twas Seamus
Ear pods??? That might work for me, if I ever get to gig again.. is there’s a makers name on them, wouldn’t mind trying them out. ..if u see me putting my chin on the guitar when I’m playing I can hear the guitar much clearer., Can’t do that when I’m gigging tho. Old age is not for sissies,that’s for sure.
ear to the wood
Hope your day is going well.
I’ve started learning 16 fishermen today. It’s a riot. Not much percussion in a harp unless you play the soundboard like a djembe. Happens in sessions sometimes 😊
when it comes to percussion we gotta use everything we got….I recall a session at Larkins pub in Kanesbridge one Saturday night in 1977….I was singing “The Hackler from Grouse Hall”, Joe Kelly’s Bodhran was hopping when the whole place erupted into percussion….Mikey Kelly Stepdancing on the counter, Steve Silvermint took a drum solo on a Smithwicks Tray, Tom Kinsella was swingin from the lights, spoons were tappling, tankards hopping off heads, combs carrying the ticklish melody. we all descended into a trance-like choral meditation..they had an awful job clearing the house..
even writing about it now I’m coming over all strange
RIP Veronica Guerin…24 years gone.Never forgotten.
suddenly the singing birds were startled in their song
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