Christy Moore

Reporting the Troubles and sneakily catching some wonderful Irish music

As we recoil in horror from the evil of Moscow’s war on Ukraine, and feel disgust at the hard-of-thinking whataboutery of Putin apologists in the UK, let us not forget conflict at home. Even what Mo Mowlam called, when Secretary... Read more →


St Patrick’s Day postscript: the people’s choice for our imaginary CD

Two things seemed inevitable when Salut! Live posted its fantasy compilation of Irish music to mark St Paddy’s Day. We’d be rebuked for at least one of our chosen tracks and told in no uncertain terms what we had overlooked.... Read more →


From the Cranberries and Christy Moore to Sharon Shannon and the Dubliners. An imaginary St Patrick's Day CD

Sunday is St Patrick's Day and, much of the world over, parades, concerts and serious drinking will mark Ireland's special day, Salut! Live's editorial team - Colin Randall and Andrew Curry - have known each other electronically for years, a... Read more →


Binge-listening to Christy Moore: fighting fascists in Spain, singing for Ireland in Germany

Join the Salut! Live Facebook group. Visit this link now By Colin Randall Nick Clapham, someone I have met only electronically, posted this photo of his assembled collection of Christy Moore albums at the UK and Irish Folk Music 60s-80s... Read more →


Cover Story (73): January Man

Dave Goulder’s January Man has been covered by enough artists to be considered a modern folk classic. But which version is best? We’re calling this for Christy Moore, but you might disagree. Read more →


Cover Story: (68) Mary from Dungloe. The Johnstons, Christy Moore and Daniel O'Donnell or A N Other

When I wrote about Clannad in a recent instalment of Salut! Live's Loft Vinyl series, I recalled a hitchhiking trip to Ireland towards the end of the 1960s. Yes, I'm that old. The itinerary was mostly unplanned but one stop... Read more →


Words from Christy Moore as the Clock Winds Down to climate change disaster

The thoughts of Christy Moore are invariably worth a look or a listen. Those he has shared with me are no exception. A man I have known for more than half a century will be fully aware of the limited... Read more →