Christy Moore has just released his new album Folk Tale at the tail end of last month. It was produced by Declan Sinnott and Folk Tale is the latest result of Christy and Declan’s unique musical alliance. Their long collaboration has gained a loyal and ever increasing following. He will be back on stage in The Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Saturday April 28, and a ticket for the show could make a perfect Christmas present for the music fan in your life.
Folk Tale will be released on the Columbia Label (Sony Music ), whose association with Christy dates back to 1995. The album features 11 tracks and Christy hopes that there will be something here for everyone. One song argues that God must be a Woman, another describes a flight to freedom. There is a song about The Singing Priests in the Phoenix Park and a song about a bunch of tulips in Amsterdam.
Elsewhere the songs tackle a wide range of subjects: a murder in east Clare, the Choctaw Indian people coming to Skibbereen, a eulogy to a mode of transport in Kildare, and nights spent out in The Naul. There are words from Paula Meehan (the Poet of Dublin ) and a song of Tipperary, and from Lancashire comes a beautiful (yet terrible ) song called Morecambe Bay. Tickets are available on www.ticketmaster.ie as well as from the Royal Box Office on 0818 300 000. For further information please check the Royal Theatre and Event Centre website on: www.theroyal.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie