Christy Moore to play Riverbank in Newbridge


Leader Reporter


Leader Reporter

Christy Moore to play Riverbank in Newbridge

Christy's set will feature songs that draw on his early memories of Co Kildare

Newbridge’s most famous singer-songwriter son Christy Moore will play two intimate solo gigs in the Riverbank Arts Centre this November.

The hometown gigs will take place on Saturday, 5 and Sunday, 6, November at 8pm.

Christy will be the second of the Moore family to stage a Riverbank double this autumn — his brother Luka Bloom played two nights at the Riverbank last Friday and Saturday.

His latest studio album, Lily, was released last May.

Produced by Declan Sinnott, Lily features ten songs new to Christy’s live repertoire.

The title track draws on Christy’s early memories of County Kildare, and the album takes the listener on a journey across the water and back home with songs from Christy, Peter Gabriel and local heroes John Spillane and Declan O’Rourke.

Christy has produced more than 25 solo albums, from Paddy on the Road in 1969 to Where I Come From in 2013.

Christy Moore: Journey, a documentary on 50 years of song, aired on RTE television in April and this year sees Christy as busy as ever on the live circuit.

Tickets at €35 are available from or 045 448327.