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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Christy Moore November 7, 2015

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Was listening to Christy Moore on the radio recently and realised how his music has been a backdrop to my life and indeed most Irish people of my vintage. He’s covered issues ignored by others, done jokey songs, folk songs, political songs and in a way opened up some issues to a wider audience.
I’d imagine most houses have a Christy Moore album somewhere. Have seen him live on many occasions and he’s a fantastic rapore with the audience and is a great entertainer.
He’s written material himself and brought the songs of many other songwriters such as Jimmy McCarthy to a wider audience.
Without even going near his work with Planxty or The Moving Hearts it’s very difficult to pick some of his songs but here’s a small selection….

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1. oglach - November 7, 2015

Now I’m going to have to listen to Christy Moore this weekend as well. If my wife has to hear “Ride On.” one more time, I’ll get the rolling pin upside my head; but then again, she listens to Jimmy Buffet. (I;ll hide the rolling pin and the Jimmy Buffet,) 🙂

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2. sonofstan - November 7, 2015

I met Christy backstage at a Prodigy gig once; he was there with his son, I think, but professed a fondness for the prodge; ‘great driving music’ he said.

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WorldbyStorm - November 7, 2015

I wonder what else he listens to that’s off the beaten track.

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3. roddy - March 25, 2017

Was at Martin’s funeral which finished up with Christy singing “the time has come”.Has to be the most moving musical experience of my life.Just watch the devastation and sense of loss on the faces of Adams,Mary Lou and Michele.Can be seen on Jude Collins blog under “songs of sorrow”.Maybe somebody will put it on here.

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Aonrud ⚘ - March 25, 2017

Since I went looking, here it is:

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WorldbyStorm - March 25, 2017

+1 roddy, was very moving.

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