Image by M+MD via FlickrChristy Moore has been singing, writing and collecting songs for most of his life. He has been on the road since 1966, and has made over 30 albums, both solo and with the prestigious bands Moving Hearts and Planxty. His live performances have run the gamut from small folk clubs in Ireland and England to premier concert halls throughout the world.
Christy is regarded by many as one of Ireland’s most important and influential artists. He has been called ‘Ireland’s Woody Guthrie’, and in February 2004 was awarded the very first IRMA (Irish Recording Music Association) Lifetime Achievement award for his remarkable contribution to Irish Music over the last forty years.
His solo style includes driving rhythms on guitar and bodhrán as well as slower ballads. In 2006 Christy paid a surprise visit to the legendary An Góilín traditional singers' club in Dublin and sang songs reflective of the Irish language and socially radical culture of the club such as Na Conghailigh, about the deaths of Tomás and Seán Ó Conghaile off Conamara, and Viva la Quinta Brigada, about the role of the Irish fighting with the socialists in the Spanish Civil War.
On April 17, 2009 Christy Moore released his first new studio album in four years. The new album is titled 'Listen' and it will be promoted through a series of live gigs.
In May, 2010, Christy will be performing dates across the UK. He will be accompanied by the well known musician and record producer, Declan Sinnott, whose relationship with Christy goes back to Moving Hearts days.
Sunday 30 May at 8.00pm
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