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I hope it’s a cracker tonight.l
This one has a similar tune as the Derby Ram
I’m reminded that I once sang thon Derby Ram..way way back in the mists..
A book of Lancashire Folk Songs collected by Harry Boardman arrived here yesterday. It was published in 1972
Just started looking through it.
There’s a song called TheLancashire Liar, it looks to go to the same tune as the Derby Ram.
There’s a couple of recordings
This one is to a different tune
lovely hear Jack Rutter…..I’m thinking how sophisticated accompaniment has become across the last 50 years …some great riffing here, the playing is really accomplished..I’m left wondering might lyrics be sometimes used as vehicles to carry accompaniments….I do know singers who become absorbed by their own instrumental wizardry…..putting cart before horse….I did a fair bit of it myself over the years
Looks like I just missed you.
I think you’re bang on, a semitone can make a lot of difference.
I dropped Bright Blue Rose down a tone from G to F a couple of weeks ago. It feels much more seated to me in F. Couldn’t do it before because I couldn’t get down to “very special hand” in F until recently.
The harp won’t play in every key. It can do E flat to E major, so G flat is way outside what it can do.
I’d love to hear December 1942 in the new key.
Never mind the long arm of the law , your arm seems longer after a pal just sent me this from the dreaded faceslap social media thing
Two Irish guys on a bus full of Kurdish men on the Iranian border secretly logged into the bus Bluetooth system and put on Lisdoonvarna by Christy Moore everyone was tapping and nodding,
Next stop your ‘trip to jerusalem’ via the garre du nord perhaps?
Ps thanks for tom barry info, cd purchased now
Me & The Kurds go way back…
Hi Christy, I’m back stateside again. I got these tickets for the Marquee gig I think back in 2019 for April 2020. I’m so glad it was postponed, not canceled. The gig was awesome, the energy you created was Barrowlandsesque in my opinion, just with chairs….also I got an evening of “Hanging with Hank” and afterwards we visited a local pub where Rickie Lynch was gigging, we chatted about December 1942 and I was blown away by the man and his passion and energy to sing and entertain us, it was a real topper to the night and indeed the whole trip from New York to Cork. Back to the Marquee though, the flow of songs, the crowd participation, the lighting, the sound, the atmosphere was unreal, thank you, thank you….Be well Christy, maybe catch up with you in Belfast later this year.
Hi Brian…..Good to hear from you again…to hear that you got to hang with Hank and meet Ricky…I’ve not met Ricky face to face yet…been singing his name many years now in “Magic Nights in the Lobby Bar”….he sent me a bunch of songs two years back and we got phone chatting…his “December 1942” one of the most powerful songs I’ve encountered…I appreciate him sharing it with me and giving me the nod to record it…..(and theres another song of his that keeps beckoning )..
Your post reminds me of my own visits to New York….first time was to play Symphony Space in the mid 80’s…..subsequent played Town Hall, Brooklyn Academy, Carnegie Hall,….my fave gigs were two nights at The Lansdowne, in The Bronx….
Catch you later Brian
Christy what was the name of your nephew who had that lovely covid christmas song just he and piano?
Tom Barry..he has just released his first album
Lighthouse – Tom Barry – Bandcamp
https://tombarry.bandcamp.com › album › lighthouse
27 Apr 2022 — Lighthouse – Debut Album from Tom Barry. Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album … It was recorded in Lettercollum Studios in Cork and Malbay Studios …
I didn’t take my harp to Ireland this time. So I was 5 days without it.
Good thing from the, steep narrow steps to the apartment point of view, but the sound would have bounced round the walls when we got there.
Got my hands back on it yesterday. I love the noise it makes.
How are you getting on with the Gibson?
getting on very well with Gibson…..think I may play it in Waterford come Friday..I’m thinking I might drop “December 1942” into G Flat and play the 1949 Gibson..the semi tone seems to make a big difference..time will tell
A wise man once said….
The plastic in the hedges
The factory farming of our fellow species.
Where is the compassion and the understanding?
Who cares anymore?
Another wise man or woman mixed it seemlessly into a beautifully soft version of Mullaghmore.
I must go back and have a listen..thank you for ongoing listening, back reference and support…greatly appreciated
I first seen Christy when I was 16. I am now 61, work it out. He played at the parish church hall in Randalstown Co Antrim. My parents banned me from going I am still a fan. X
I played in Ballyscullion a few nights after
Thanks. Is Christy planning any tours in the UK. Or maybe Donegal the forgotten county. ??
see gig page re Donegal
Sure and Begarrah …could come from Begotten.
Begotten son = Mac Dé.
A clever way of saying Jesus without taking the Lords name in vain.
Here it’s become “be daid”
Which just replaces garrah with “DAD”.
It is an expression of surprise “Beidh Daid”
I was at a cousins wedding Friday night .The family horse named Desiel was delighted to get a run though the village he had the bride in a carraige despite the rain we had bonfires at the crossroads .
ceart go leór mo cara….ceapaim go bhfuil tú ag imirt le focalaí ansin..
Ó mo bhrón nách bhfuil an Gaeilge agam////
Desiel was clopping along proudly in the clip you shared..hope you got a right good feed at the wedding…was there trifle served after the dinner.?.did you play at the service….
I played at a few weddings over the years..always found it hard going….funerals and christenings work better for the singing….
when some people get all dolled up for weddings they cant relax…it was a lot easier years ago when weddings were simple affairs…now they can go on and on for days…by the time the wedding is paid for, some would nearly have the house bought with the money squandered on feckin crazy receptions..
we got a gallon of good poitín for a wedding present..I was nearly worn out making Irish Coffees and did’nt sleep for a month
I’ll have to go now..I’m working on a song
Hazzo has it right. Local coloquial for some surprizing spectacle.
Or in fact, Oh Gubber!
Back in the Yorkshire nest.
Thanks for the tips about Todmorden, never know what might happen on the roads round there. Treacherous… The M62 was closed at Brighouse, it’s becoming a tradition, so we rode the pretty roads round Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge.
Thankyou to all for the amazing gig.
“Begob” sounds like an irreverent verbal ejaculation (hmm) of shock & surprise – not unlike “Jesus H Christ!” Or “Stone the flamin’ crows!” or “Starve the bloody lizards!”
Or the good ol’ fashioned “FMD!” (one of my favourites).
Still enjoying the latest album Christy – I keep revisiting & picking up on elements I overlooked
Fair Dinkum Hazz
May Gob protect You
Begob. Great snapshots R.
Whats the source of “begob”? ….is it different from “begorra”
is it related in any way to “be the lord jasus I’ll crucify him for takin the Lords name”
…..”Holy God” sez Miley Byrne when he caught Dinny paintin hen shite on shop eggs
Hello Christy, thanks for that memorable gig at the Marquee ! I first saw you in concert about 35 years ago in Arklow. That concert in Cork was a gift for my 50th birthday, and a true gift of life. I won’t wait another 35 years to come all the way from Paris to see you again. This weekend allowed us to meet some of your biggest fans (from Scotland, in particular). And above all, to regain strength and fill up with joy thanks to your communicative energy, your voice as bewitching as the vibrations of the bodhran. Thank you very much for these moving moments! Take care.
I remember that Arklow gig…Paddy Clancy came backstage afterwards…what a pleasure it was to meet him….twas himself, Liam,Tom and Tommy Makem that inspired hordes of us to pull on the Báneens and flock to Ballad Lounges…..we learned:
The Jug of Punch….Brennan on the Moor….Rosin The Bow…The Jolly Tinker… Phelim Brady…Barnyards of Delgaty…Tim Finnegan’s Wake…Whiskey Your The Devil….The Mountain Dew….Johnsons Motor Car….Holy Ground….Tell Me Ma….
Happy to read you had a good trip to Cork….the gig could not have gone better for me
And here’s Weekend in Amsterdam complete with the most secure and precise rhythm ever heard in the marquee
fair play 2U
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