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Arts Listing: Christy Moore

Contact: Christy Moore

Address:   Newbridge,  Kildare



Christy Moore a native of Newbridge, Co. Kildare, has a long history in music in Ireland. He first ventured into the music business in the mid-sixties when during a bank strike where he worked as a bank clerk moved to England. Here got involved in the folk music scene playing local pubs and clubs.

On his return to Ireland he recorded the Album Prosperous, including the talents of some of Traditional music's best musicians including Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine and Liam O'Flynn. This album was to have a profound affect on the reintroduction of Traditional Irish Music back into Ireland. It would also lead to the formation of cutting edge traditional Irish band Planxty.

Also in the same period of time he managed to develop his own solo career recording The Iron Behind The Velvet and Live in Dublin albums.

In 1978 during the Planxty revival they recorded two albums "The Woman I Loved So Well" and "After the Break". The band split up once again to pursue their solo careers.

Again in the 80's Christy formed the influential band Moving Hearts with Donal Lunny. This band were to fuse Jazz, trad and rock.

As before, Christy went his own way and it was now that he began to make a name for himself as probably the most popular solo artist in Ireland. It was at this time he recorded a string of acclaimed albums.

Recent Work:
In May 2001 Christy released his latest album 'This Is The Day' recorded with old friends Donal Lunny & Declan Sinnot.

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