Christy Moore

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

7 May 1945, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Eire. Moore’s beginnings were fairly typical for a solo folk performer in the 60s: playing the club circuit in Eire, subsequently doing likewise in England while in between working on building sites and road gangs. Influenced by the American styles of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and the British folk giant, Ewan MacColl, Moore performed in the UK folk clubs alongside the rising stars of the period. It was in England, in 1969, that he recorded his first album, Paddy On The Road, a collaboration with Dominic Behan. His first solo album led to the formation of the inspired traditional outfit Planxty, with whom he stayed until 1974. He became involved in the mid-70s with the Anti-Nuclear Roadshow, which featured performers, environmental activists and politicians. The ‘Roadshow’ established Moore’s reputation as a campaigning and political performer and the ensemble’s success made a heavy contribution to...

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