Irish music legend Christy Moore makes a welcome return to Mayo for an intimate concert at Castlecourt Hotel, Westport, on Friday, May 12. He will be joined on stage by master guitarist Declan Sinnott and percussionist Jimmy Higgins for this not to be missed performance.
Christy Moore has been singing, recording, and writing songs for most of his 71 years. He has been on the road since 1966 starting out in the pubs and small folk clubs in Ireland and England, and eventually performing in most of the premier concert venues throughout Ireland, England, Europe, and the United States as a solo artist and as part of the legendary groups Planxty and Moving Hearts.
In 2016 a highly acclaimed film on the life and songs of Christy Moore was screened on RTE television. The film Christy Moore: Journey, was a provocative and powerful film shot over a five-month period on the road. For 50 years Christy has sung about the issues that have deeply affected him. And the film brought the songs to the locations and the people who inspired them. It was a deeply personal and human film, revealing Christy’s often time’s controversial actions and opinions. Christy Moore: Journey, was all about the songs. These songs give voice to those who need a voice and gave a real and raw perspective of life as it is in all its guises. The songs give shape to who we are and what we are. They also reveal a man who has dedicated his life to the craft of songwriting and who has stood up to be counted. His songs guide us through the journey from the Irish in London in the sixties, and on through the issues and events that shocked and shaped us to the present day, and what we have become.
Tickets for Christy’s concert at at Castlecourt Hotel, Westport, on Friday, May 12, are currently on sale from the hotel reception, Downtown records Castlebar and Westport, and Ticketmaster outlets, and online at www.ticketmaster.ie