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2024-03-16 Ciaràn Moran - The Grand Social, Dublin

It turns out that it's been almost a year to the day since I last caught Ciaràn Moran live.  That was at The Cobblestone in Smithfield back in March 2023.  There were a couple of gigs I meant to get to, but for one reason or another, I just couldn't get there.  This time though, the gig was in The Grand Social, a great venue just over by the Ha'penny Bridge, and I was not going to miss this show!

I've spoken in a previous post about how myself and Ciaràn came about, so I'll not rehash it here, but it's been an absolute joy to watch him progress the way he has.  I thought he was good when I saw him in the Underground, Dublin back in 2019 and I'm happy to say I wasn't wrong!

Tonight, in front of a packed house of adoring fans, friends and family, he put on a great show.  The setlist featured. amongst many others, Follow Your Soul (my favourite), Too Hard on Myself, Life Inner City and the beautiful Mother.  Also in the mix were covers of Irish standards Grace and The Fields of Athenry, all before closing the night out with a manic mix of Maniac 2000 and Freed From Desire!

Post gig, I grabbed a few words with the man himself, but he was in serious demand with the fans, so I packed up the gear and headed for home, singing all the way back to the car!

I've said this before, I'm sure I will say this again.  Go see Ciaràn live or, at the very least, go buy / stream his music.  You won't regret it.

Now for a few photos.

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