Christy Moore: un web-regalo di compleanno dall’Italia

Quanti sono i fan di Christy Moore in Italia? Bella domanda.

Magari sarà proprio la pubblicazione di questo post a darmi la risposta. Me ne viene in mente almeno uno: Seachránaí che ha tra i suoi video su Youtube la playlist di Christy a Roma. Era il 22 marzo 1984.

Noi non c’eravamo (eravamo troppo giovani…). E quindi a maggior ragione il lavoro di Seachránaí è per noi prezioso: è una macchina del tempo che ci fa essere al momento sbagliato, sì, ma nel posto giusto: davanti a Christy che parla (…) in Italiano. Che dire. Spero che a Seachránaí questo post piaccia. E anche agli altri fan di Christy in Italia.

Ce ne sono? Ma sì che ce ne sono.

Io l’ho visto nel dicembre del 2009, Christy Moore dal vivo. In Vicar Street. Due giorni a Dublino, due concerti: Christy e The Frames (anzi no: erano gli Swell Season, per la precisione) . Ma non mi è venuta lì, l’idea di mettermi a studiare l’opera omnia del più importante folk singer irlandese assecondando un tarlo che mi rode dentro la testa da molto tempo, da quando mi sono impantanato nell’Irlanda: l’idea che la cultura irlandese sia il territorio irlandese. La musica irlandese, la letteratura irlandese, hanno fondamenta di pietra e di palude, di burren disabitato e di campi di torba.

Non è pura letteratura che in un Paese di campi verdi si lavori la terra al contrario?

E poi c’è Joyce, che fa anche di Dublino, di una città, della sua città, campo di battaglia, teatro di scrittura.

L’idea mi è venuta perché è dura sentirsi come un emigrato. E ho fatto una cosa da emigrato: ho ascoltato le canzoni della mia terra e ho cercato un mio modo di renderle più mie, io che non so suonare né cantare (mentre, si sa: tutti gli Irlandesi cantano e suonano. E bevono Guinness…).

E così, Christy, buon compleanno e grazie per la tua musica. Grazie per raccontare la nostra terra. Con i suoi pregi e i suoi difetti, certo. Ma è la nostra.

M.

Tinryland, Carlow

All For The Roses

Wally Page/Tony Boylan

Voyage - 1989

No Video

Dublin

All For The Roses

Wally Page/Tony Boylan

Voyage - 1989

No Video

Galway

All I Remember

Mick Hanly

The Time Has Come - 1983

All I Remember

Mick Hanly

The Time Has Come - 1983

Another Song Is Born (replaced They Never Came Home, a song about a fire in the Stardust nightclub in Dublin which killed 48 people)

Christy Moore

Ordinary Man 1985

Wicklow Mountains

Among The Wicklow Hills

Pierce Turner

Ride On - 1984

Waterford

Avondale

Dominic Behan

Paddy On The Road - 1969

Derry

Back Home In Derry

Bobby Sands

Ride On - 1984

Mayo

Ballad Of Michael Gaughan

Seamus Robinson

The Spirit Of Freedom - 1985

No Video

Mayo

Ballad Of Michael Gaughan

Seamus Robinson

The Spirit Of Freedom - 1985

No Video

Leitrim

Ballinamore

Fintan Vallely

Forgotten Forbidden And Hidden (bootleg) - 1995

Leitrim

Ballinamore

Fintan Vallely

Forgotten Forbidden And Hidden (bootleg) - 1995

Dublin

Ballinamore

Fintan Vallely

Forgotten Forbidden And Hidden (bootleg) - 1995

Leitrim

Ballinamore

Fintan Vallely

Forgotten Forbidden And Hidden (bootleg) - 1995

Leitrim

Ballinamore

Fintan Vallely

Forgotten Forbidden And Hidden (bootleg) - 1995

Kerry

Boys Of Barr Na Sráide

Sigerson Clifford

Live In Dublin - 1978

Kerry

Boys Of Barr Na Sráide

Sigerson Clifford

Live In Dublin - 1978

Kerry

Boys Of Barr Na Sráide

Sigerson Clifford

Live In Dublin - 1978

Laois

(Welcome To The) Cabaret

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey – 1991

Portlaoise Laois

(Welcome To The) Cabaret

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey – 1991

Offaly

(Welcome To The) Cabaret

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey – 1991

Kildare

(Welcome To The) Cabaret

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey – 1991

Kildare

(Welcome To The) Cabaret

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey – 1991

Kildare

(Welcome To The) Cabaret

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey – 1991

Kildare

(Welcome To The) Cabaret

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey – 1991

Westmeath

(Welcome To The) Cabaret

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey – 1991

Kerry

Casey

Martin Egan / Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Kerry

Casey

Martin Egan / Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Kerry

Casey

Martin Egan / Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Kerry

Casey

Martin Egan / Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Cork

Casey

Martin Egan / Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Galway

Casey

Martin Egan / Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Kerry

Cliffs Of Dooneen

unknown, now of the tradition

Live At The Point - 1994

Mayo

Boys Of Barr Na Sráide

Sigerson Clifford

Live In Dublin - 1978

Clare

Cliffs Of Dooneen

unknown, now of the tradition

Live At The Point - 1994

Mayo

The Knock Song

Christy Moore

The time Has Come - 1983

Laois

The Wicklow Boy

Christy Moore

The time Has Come - 1983

Wicklow

The Wicklow Boy

Christy Moore

The time Has Come - 1983

Mayo

The Knock Song

Christy Moore

The time Has Come - 1983

Mayo

The Knock Song

Christy Moore

The time Has Come - 1983

Mayo

Musha, God Help Her

Pierce Turner

Voyage – 1989

Wexford

Musha, God Help Her

Pierce Turner

Voyage – 1989

Cork

The Mad Lady & Me

Jimmy MacCarthy

Voyage - 1989

Meath

Easter Snow

Christy Moore

Folk Tale - 2011

Limerick

(The) Limerick Rake

Traditional

Black Album - 1976

Limerick

(The) Limerick Rake

Traditional

Black Album - 1976

Limerick

(The) Limerick Rake

Traditional

Black Album - 1976

Limerick

(The) Limerick Rake

Traditional

Black Album - 1976

Limerick

(The) Limerick Rake

Traditional

Black Album - 1976

Limerick

(The) Limerick Rake

Traditional

Black Album - 1976

Limerick

(The) Limerick Rake

Traditional

Black Album - 1976

Limerick

(The) Limerick Rake

Traditional

Black Album - 1976

Limerick

(The) Limerick Rake

Traditional

Black Album - 1976

Tipperary

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

Limerick

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

Dublin

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

Belfast

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

Tipperary

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

Kilkenny

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

Dublin

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

Cork

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

Kerry

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

Kerry

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

Clare

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1980

Clare

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1981

Clare

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1982

Clare

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1983

Galway

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1984

Galway

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1985

Westmeath

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1986

Galway

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1987

Mayo

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1988

Mayo

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1989

Mayo

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1990

Sligo

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1991

Cork

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1992

Perhaps Ballysodare, Sligo

You Rambling Boys of Pleasure

Traditional

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

No Video

Mayo

Magic Nights in the Lobby Bar

John Spillane, Wolfe, Lynch

Burning Times - 2005

Tipperary

The Little Drummer

Traditional (Frank Harte)

Cold Blow And the Rainy Night - Planxty 1974

Kildare

God Woman

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

Kildare

God Woman

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

Kildare

God Woman

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

Kildare

God Woman

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

Kildare

God Woman

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

Kildare

God Woman

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

Mayo

Miracles Of Nature

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

No Video

Wicklow

Miracles Of Nature

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

No Video

Sligo

Miracles Of Nature

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

No Video

Limerick

Miracles Of Nature

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

No Video

Clare

Miracles Of Nature

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

No Video

Clare

Miracles Of Nature

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

No Video

Londonderry

On The Mainland

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

No Video

Bellaghy

On The Mainland

Christy Moore

Graffiti Tongue - 1996

No Video

Donegal

Duffy's Cut

Wally Page, Tony Boylan

Listen - 2009

Donegal

Duffy's Cut

Wally Page, Tony Boylan

Listen - 2009

Tipperary

The Ballad of Ruby Walsh

Christy Moore

Listen - 2009

Mayo

The Ballad of Ruby Walsh

Christy Moore

Listen - 2009

Galway

The Ballad of Ruby Walsh

Christy Moore

Listen - 2009

Galway

The Ballad of Ruby Walsh

Christy Moore

Listen - 2009

Carlow

The Ballad of Ruby Walsh

Christy Moore

Listen - 2009

Kildare

The Ballad of Ruby Walsh

Christy Moore

Listen - 2009

Dublin

Go, Move, Shift

Erwin McColl

Live At The Point - 1994

Dublin

Joxer Goes to Stuttgart

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Kerry

Joxer Goes to Stuttgart

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

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Dublin

Joxer Goes to Stuttgart

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Dublin

Joxer Goes to Stuttgart

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Dublin

Joxer Goes to Stuttgart

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Cork

Joxer Goes to Stuttgart

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Dublin

Joxer Goes to Stuttgart

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 1994

Donegal

City of Chicago

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 2006

Inishmaan, Galway

The Two Conneeleys

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 2006

Inishmaan, Galway

The Two Conneeleys

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 2006

Inishmore, Galway

The Two Conneeleys

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 2006

Inishere, Galway

The Two Conneeleys

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 2006

Dublin

Wise and Holy Woman

Christy Moore

Live At The Point - 2006

Isle of Man

The Crack Was Ninety in the Isle of Man

Barney Rush

Live In Dublin - 1978

Offaly

Continental Ceili

Christy Moore

Ordinary Man - 1985

Munster

Continental Ceili

Christy Moore

Ordinary Man - 1985

Clare

Continental Ceili

Christy Moore

Ordinary Man - 1985

Galway

Continental Ceili

Christy Moore

Ordinary Man - 1985

Galway

Continental Ceili

Christy Moore

Ordinary Man - 1985

Mayo

Delirium Tremens

Christy Moore

Ordinary Man - 1985

Clare

Delirium Tremens

Christy Moore

Ordinary Man - 1985

Ulster

Delirium Tremens

Christy Moore

Ordinary Man - 1985

Kerry

St. Brendan's Voyage

Christy Moore

Ordinary Man - 1985

No Video

Dublin

Sweet Music Roll On

Graham Lyle, Tom McGuinness

Ordinary Man - 1985

Cork

The Diamondtina Drover

Hugh McDonald

Ordinary Man - 1985

Ulster

Belfast Brigade

Traditional

Paddy On The Road - 1969

No Video

Kildare

Curragh of Kildare

Traditional

Paddy On The Road - 1969

Donegal

Father Mc Fadden

Christy Moore

Paddy On The Road - 1969

No Video

Donegal

Father Mc Fadden

Christy Moore

Paddy On The Road - 1969

No Video

Donegal

Father Mc Fadden

Christy Moore

Paddy On The Road - 1969

No Video

Dublin

James Larkin

Donagh McDonagh

Paddy On The Road - 1969

Dublin

James Larkin

Donagh McDonagh

Paddy On The Road - 1969

Dublin

James Larkin

Donagh McDonagh

Paddy On The Road - 1969

Kildare

No Lyrics

Christy Moore

Paddy On The Road - 1969

No Video

Limerick

Paddy on the Road

Dominic Behan

Paddy On The Road - 1969

Dublin

Spanish Lady

Christy Moore

Paddy On The Road - 1969

No Video

Carlow

Follow Me Up to Carlow

Traditional

Planxty - Planxty - 1972

Follow Me Up to Carlow Glenmalure Wicklow

Follow Me Up to Carlow

Traditional

Planxty - Planxty - 1972

Wicklow

Follow Me Up to Carlow

Traditional

Planxty - Planxty - 1972

Tipperary

Follow Me Up to Carlow

Traditional

Planxty - Planxty - 1972

Clare

The West Coast of Clare

Andy Irvine

Planxty - Planxty - 1972

Clare

The West Coast of Clare

Andy Irvine

Planxty - Planxty - 1972

Clare

The West Coast of Clare

Andy Irvine

Planxty - Planxty - 1972

Sligo

I Wish I Was in England

Christy Moore

Prosperous - 1972

No Video

Dublin

Lock Hospital

Traditional

Prosperous - 1972

Clare

Spancill Hill

Michael Considine

Prosperous - 1972

Clare

Spancill Hill

Michael Considine

Prosperous - 1972

Kerry

The Cliffs of Dooneen

Traditional

Prosperous - 1972

Clare

The Cliffs of Dooneen

Traditional

Prosperous - 1972

Clare

The Cliffs of Dooneen

Traditional

Prosperous - 1972

Clare

The Cliffs of Dooneen

Traditional

Prosperous - 1972

Cavan

The Hackler From Grouse Hall

Traditional

Prosperous - 1972

Cavan

The Hackler From Grouse Hall

Traditional

Prosperous - 1972

Clare

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Cork

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Louth

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Tipperary

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Galway

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Clare

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Galway

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Clare

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Clare

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Clare

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Galway

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Kerry

Lisdoonvarna

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Ulster

McIlhatton

Bobby Sands

Ride On - 1984

Dublin

McIlhatton

Bobby Sands

Ride On - 1984

Kerry

Viva la Quinta Brigada

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Ulster

Viva la Quinta Brigada

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Dublin

Viva la Quinta Brigada

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Kildare

Viva la Quinta Brigada

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Dublin

Viva la Quinta Brigada

Christy Moore

Ride On - 1984

Galway

Fairytale of New York

Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer, Patrick Lysaght

Smoke And Strong Whiskey - 1991

Dublin

Whacker Humphries

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey - 1991

Dublin

Whacker Humphries

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey - 1991

Dublin

Whacker Humphries

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey - 1991

Dublin

Whacker Humphries

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey - 1991

Dublin

Whacker Humphries

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey - 1991

Dublin

Whacker Humphries

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey - 1991

Dublin

Whacker Humphries

Christy Moore

Smoke And Strong Whiskey - 1991

Ulster

Joe McCann

Christy Moore

The Iron Behind The Velvet - 1978

Dublin

Patrick Was a Gentleman

Andy Irvine, Christy Moore

The Iron Behind The Velvet - 1978

Dublin

Patrick Was a Gentleman

Andy Irvine, Christy Moore

The Iron Behind The Velvet - 1978

Clare

Patrick Was a Gentleman

Andy Irvine, Christy Moore

The Iron Behind The Velvet - 1978

Ulster

Patrick Was a Gentleman

Andy Irvine, Christy Moore

The Iron Behind The Velvet - 1978

Munster

Patrick Was a Gentleman

Andy Irvine, Christy Moore

The Iron Behind The Velvet - 1978

Mayo

Patrick's Arrival

Christy Moore

The Iron Behind The Velvet - 1978

No Video

Ulster

Patrick's Arrival

Christy Moore

The Iron Behind The Velvet - 1978

No Video

Cork

Patrick's Arrival

Christy Moore

The Iron Behind The Velvet - 1978

No Video

Dublin

Trip to Jerusalem

'Galway Joe' Dolan

The Iron Behind The Velvet - 1978

Limerick

Trip to Jerusalem

'Galway Joe' Dolan

The Iron Behind The Velvet - 1978

Galway

Bean Pháidin

Traditional

The Well Below The Valley - Planxty - 1973

Longford

Pat Reiley

Traditional

The Well Below The Valley - Planxty - 1973

Ulster

Roger O'Hehir

Traditional

The Woman I Loved So Well - Planxty - 1980

No Video

Cork

Johnny Don't Go (To Ballincollig)

John Spillane, Christy Moore

This Is The Day - 2001

Cork

Johnny Don't Go (To Ballincollig)

John Spillane, Christy Moore

This Is The Day - 2001

Cork

Johnny Don't Go (To Ballincollig)

John Spillane, Christy Moore

This Is The Day - 2001

Cork

Johnny Don't Go (To Ballincollig)

John Spillane, Christy Moore

This Is The Day - 2001

Cavan, Leitrim, Roscommon,

Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Galway,

Clare, Tipperary, Limerick, Kerry

Johnny Don't Go (To Ballincollig)

John Spillane, Christy Moore

This Is The Day - 2001

Dublin

Veronica

Christy Moore

This Is The Day - 2001

Cork

Veronica

Christy Moore

This Is The Day - 2002

Dublin

(The) Rocky Road (to Dublin)

D.K. Gavan

Traveller - 1999

Westmeath

(The) Rocky Road (to Dublin)

D.K. Gavan

Traveller - 1999

Connaught

(The) Rocky Road (to Dublin)

D.K. Gavan

Traveller - 1999

Galway

(The) Rocky Road (to Dublin)

D.K. Gavan

Traveller - 1999

Dublin

The Siren's Voice

Christy Moore

Traveller - 1999

No Video

Ulster

Unfinished Revolution

Peter Cadle

Unfinished Revolution 1987

Ulster

Unfinished Revolution

Peter Cadle

Unfinished Revolution 1987

Kerry

Home by Barna (Bearna)

Whatever Tickles Your Fancy - 1975

Kerry

Home by Barna (Bearna)

Traditional

Whatever Tickles Your Fancy - 1975

Dublin

Go, Move, Shift

Erwin McColl

Live At The Point - 1994

Cork

Johnny Jump Up

Gaelic Storm

Black Album - 1976

Cork

St Brendan's Voyage

Christy Moore

Ordinary Man - 1985

Galway

The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes

Brady, Irvine, Moore

After The Break - Planxty - 1979

Kerry

Me and the Rose

Christy Moore

King Puck - 1993

Bean Pháidín

Traditional

No Video

No Lyrics

Kildare

Honda 50

Christy Moore

Folk Tale - 2011

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5 comments

  1. Io lo sono, almeno dal 1982 (se non ricordo male… E’ passato così tanto tempo!). Dalla scoperta dei Moving Hearts in poi. Tra questi e i suoi dischi in vinile penso di avere, in Italia, una delle più nutrite collezioni di Christy.

    Ora non ho tempo, ma potrei raccontarti di come -mio malgrado- mi sono imbucato in un suo concerto… correva l’anno 1985… 1984…? Dublino. Teatro vicino a Grafton Street… fu una cosa molto buffa…

  2. John McCloskey

    Absolutely Brilliant. A wonderful tribute to a legend of the Irish music scene – indeed of the world music scene.

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