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2023-10-06 Féile Liam O'Flynn - Christy Moore - Moat Theatre, Naas

This is the second year of Féile Liam O'Flynn and I'm kicking it off with the legendary Christy Moore in the Moat Theatre in Naas.

I've only seen Christy perform twice.  The first was at Féile 92 in Thurles, and if I remember correctly, the heavens opened during his set and we got drenched!

The second time was in Goffs in Kill some time back in the late 90s or early 00s... I can't find any record of the gig, but I know I was there!

Tonight's show in the Moat was an intimate affair with all 200 seats selling out very quickly.  Neither love nor money could get you in if you missed out on a ticket!

Shows like tonight are all about fun.  The audience wants to hear the "hits" and they want to sing along.  Christy didn't disappoint with The Well Below The Valley, Raggle Taggle Gypsy, The Cliffs of Dooneen (video at the bottom of this post) and many others on the setlist!

Later in the evening, Christy was joined on stage by Colm Broderick and they talked about Liam O'Flynn, his influence on them both and the fact that Colm was playing Liams concert set of pipes.

We were limited tonight in where we could shoot from, no side of stage or back stage, no upfront near the stage, all photos had to be taken from the back of the theatre, but I think some of these photos came out okay...

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