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Christy Moore – ‘Lily’ – Album of The Week -20th May 2017

Christy Moore ‘Lily’ Album of the week on Celtic Music Radio 20 May 2017
Produced by Declan Sinnott, Lily features ten new songs. Lily starts the story-telling with Christy’s early memories of County Kildare, and the album takes us on a journey across the water and back home again with songs from Christy, Peter Gabriel and local heroes; John Spillane and Declan O’Rourke.



A man whose music is timeless and crosses generations in his 50 th year on the road, brings us more music, more songs and more memories to share.

From The Guardian ‘Ireland’s finest singer-songwriter and interpreter of other people’s songs returns with his first album in three years. Christy Moore’s new set is as varied as his celebrated live performances: unexpected songs are reworked with his intimate, soulful vocals. He starts with a series of easygoing pieces by Irish writers, including the upbeat The Tuam Beat, but the mood changes with the thoughtful, partly self-composed title track, which blends nostalgia and history. Then comes the politics. A powerful treatment of Wallflower, Peter Gabriel’s 80s lament for political prisoners, is followed by Mick Blake’s Oblivious, an angry analysis of Ireland, a hundred years on from the Easter Rising. The backing includes fiddle, harmonica and mandolin, and for the final track, Christy recites a poem by Dave Lordan against a wash of sound. He celebrates 50 years as a full-time singer this summer, and he’s still taking chances.’

Christy has produced more than 25 solo albums, from Paddy on the Road in 1969 to Where I Come From in 2013. Christy Moore: Journey, a documentary on 50 years of song, aired on RTE television in April 2016 and is well worth the catch up! He again rocked Glasgow on 28 /29 April in the GRCH and a favourite gig of his ! the Barrowlands !  

Lily Tracs

  1. Mandolin Mountain
  2. The Tuam Beat
  3. The Gardener
  4. Lily
  5. Wallflower
  6. Oblivious
  7. Ballad of Patrick Murphy
  8. Lightning Bird Wind River Man
  9. Green Grows the Laurel
  10. Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains

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Up and coming gigs
Fri 26     County Arms Hotel
Sat 27    Cavan –Slieve Russell Hotel
Fri 9         Navan – Solstice Arts Centre
Fri 16     New Ross – St Michael’s Theatre
Wed 21 Dun Laoghaire – Pavilion Theatre

Thurs 22/23/28/29/ Dun Laoghaire – Pavilion Theatre

Fri 14     Cork – Live At The Marquee
Thurs 20 Arklow – Arklow Bay Hotel
Thurs 17 Galway – Black Box


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