Christy Moore

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Christie Moore


The older brother of Irish folk singer Luka Bloom, Christy Moore is Ireland’s premier singer-songwriter. The former lead-vocalist and chief song-writer of Planxty and Moving Hearts, Moore helped to bring the musical traditions of Ireland up to modern standards and he has been a major inspiration to many modern Irish artists.

Traditional Irish music had little influence on Moore’s early music, trained in old-time pop tunes and religious music, Moore was inspired as a teenager by American Rock & Roll. Moore moved to Britain in the 1960s and began busking in the streets, whilst seamlessly extending his repertoire of traditional and folk songs. After returning to Ireland later in the decade, Moore released his debut album, Paddy On The Road.

Whilst recording his album Prosperous, Moore assembled a band that evolved into Planxty. The group’s fusion of Celtic music and high-energy rock made Planxty one of Ireland’s most influential bands, and brought Moore together with fellow diverse and skilled musicians Donal Lunny, Liam O’Flynn and Andy Irvine. Although he left Planxty in 1974, Moore returned when the band’s original line-up reunited in 1979. He remained with Planxty until 1983, when it evolved into a new band, Moving Hearts; Moore served as front-man there until leaving to resume his solo career in 1985…. Read More

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Discography

Paddy On The Road - released 1969 Prosperous - released 1970 Whatever Tickles Your Fancy - released 1975 Christy Moore - released 1976 The Iron Behind the Velvet - released 1978 Live in Dublin - released 1978 H Block - released 1978 Christy Moore and Friends - released 1981 The Time Has Come - released 1983 Ride On - released 1984 Ordinary Man - released 1985 The Spirit of Freedom - released 1986 Unfinished Revolution - released 1987 Voyage - released 1989 Smoke and Strong Whiskey - released 1991 The Christy Moore Collection 1981 - 1991- released 1991 King Puck - released 1993 Live at the Point - released 1994 Graffiti Tongue - released 1996 Christy Moore Collection Part 2 - released 1997 Traveller - released 1999 This is the Day - released 2001 Live at Vicar Street - released 2002 The Box Set 1964 - 2004 - released 2004 Burning Times - released 2005 Live at The Point 2006 - released 2006 Listen - released 2009 Where I Come From 2013 DVDs: Christy Moore Live In Dublin 2006 - released 2006

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