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A Bit of Texas in Paris at the Café Oz, meanwhile a bit of Paris in the Féline

PARIS – No sooner did I return from Oxford on Monday – Oxford, England, by the way – than I decided to attend very quickly the open mic on Tuesday night at the Feline bar, since I can never get to the Café Oz early enough for a good spot, so popular has that open mic become. 278 more words

Open Mic

Willie Clancy Festival

I have always loved the idea of this festival. An entire week of trad music, meaning lots of music sessions, singing and dancing. I don’t know too much about trad music but I love sitting in a country pub with a trad session playing, especially when random musicians join in. 1,950 more words

The Voyage...

Christy Moore

I am a sailor, you’re my first mate
We signed on together, we coupled our fate
Hauled up our anchor, determined not to fail…

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Label: Yellow Furze Limited / Sony
Released: May 20, 2016

Christy Moore

Today in Irish History – 7 May:

1689 – James II arrives from exile in France and addresses the Irish Parliament. Thanking them for support, applauding their courage and vowing to “venture my life…in defence of your liberties”. 645 more words

Irish History

Back Home In Derry © Bobby Sands

In 1803 we sailed out to sea
Out from the sweet town of Derry
For Australia bound if we didn’t all drown
And the marks of our fetters we carried… 252 more words


Christy Moore and tribalism

I watched the second part of the Christy Moore Journey documentary tonight, having watched the first part at the weekend. I’ve always liked Christy and his music: he is a man who clearly cares about a lot of people, but I wish he were not so selective in his caring. 184 more words