Christy Moore Guitar Chords

Christy Moore


The older brother of Irish folk-pop singer/songwriter Luka Bloom (Barry Moore), Christy Moore is one of contemporary Irish music's best singer/songwriters. The former lead vocalist and chief songwriter of Planxty and Moving Hearts, Moore helped to bring the musical traditions of Ireland up to modern standards. As a solo singer/songwriter, Moore has continued to add elements of rock and popular music to his well-crafted, tradition-based tunes and has been a major inspiration to such modern Irish artists as U2, Sinéad O'Connor, and the Pogues.

Traditional Irish music had little influence on Moore's early music. Trained in old-time pop tunes and religious music, Moore was inspired as a teenager by the rock & roll of American artists including Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard. It wasn't until he had moved to London, where he heard Irish folk songs sung in Irish ghettos, that he became aware of the musical traditions of his homeland. Acquiring an acoustic guitar and Irish drum (bodhran), Moore began busking in the streets. Moore continued to attract attention with his folk-like original songs after returning to Ireland in the late '60s. Moore's debut solo album, Paddy on the Road, was released in 1969.

While recording his third album, Prosperous, in 1972, Moore assembled a band that evolved into Planxty. The group's fusion of Celtic music and high-energy rock made Planxty one of Ireland's most influential bands. With Moore singing lead in his heavily accented brogue and playing rhythm guitar and bodhran, Planxty brought together such top-ranked Irish musicians as Donal Lunny (guitar, bouzouki, bottleneck bouzouki), Liam O'Flynn (uilleann pipes, whistle), and Andy Irvine (mandolin, mouth organ). Although he left Planxty in 1974, Moore returned when the band's original lineup reunited in 1979. He remained with Planxty until 1983, when they evolved into a new band, Moving Hearts. Moore served as frontman for Moving Hearts until leaving to resume his solo career in 1985.

The excitement of a Moore concert was documented on Live in Dublin, released in 1978 and featuring accompaniment by Donal Lunny. Moore's solo recordings between 1973 and 1978 were compiled on The Folk Collection, also released in 1978. Moore's 1985 album, Ordinary Man, featured contributions from former Planxty bandmates Lunny, Irvine, and O'Flynn. The original single "They Never Came Home," about the infamous Stardust nightclub fire in Dublin that killed 48 people, was critical of the city's government. An investigation revealed the fire to be arson and Moore's charges libelous. The recording had to be temporarily withdrawn and the song was removed.

Voyage was released in 1989. It featured backing vocals by Sinéad O'Connor, Elvis Costello, and Mary Black, plus accordion by Seamus Shannon. His solo recordings between 1981 and 1991 were anthologized on The Christy Moore Collection, and a new studio effort, Smoke & Strong Whiskey, arrived in 1991. Touring and working sporadically, Moore released King Puck through Newberry in 1994 -- it was later picked up by Sony. Two dates on Grapevine followed: 1995's Live at the Point, capturing a solo performance at the Point Theater in Dublin in July 1994, and 1996's Graffiti Tongue. He finished the decade with 1999's Traveller for Sony.

Moore remained active in the 21st century. Given his vast and ever growing repertoire, he was easily able to alternate between studio and live recordings. The former included This Is the Day (2001) and the stripped-down Burning Times (2003). The latter included covers of songs by Morrissey, Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson, and Joni Mitchell in its track list. A year later, Sony released the massive six-disc retrospective The Box Set 1964-2004. It featured his earliest tape-recorded performances as well rare work and favorites. In the booklet, Moore exhaustively annotated each selection. To further celebrate the artist's 40th anniversary, another Planxty reunion tour was recorded, and the audio/video package Live 2004 was released.

Live at the Point 2006 and a global reissue of Burning Times in a deluxe edition both arrived in 2006. The Moving Hearts reunited for several Irish gigs in 2007; an album entitled Live in Dublin was released a year later. On 2009's Listen, Moore delivered a stunning cover of Pink Floyd's "Shine on You Crazy Diamond," while 2011's Folk Tale revisited classic songs in new arrangements and included new material. The 2014 compilation Where I Come From featured the previously banned "They Never Came Home" among its contents. Moore spent two years gigging and recording. In the early spring of 2016, he announced via his website and Facebook page that "a new basket of songs simply titled Lily" was imminent. The album appeared in May. At the end of 2017, Moore delivered the live album, On the Road. The twenty-four track collection featured a selection of his biggest hits performed in front of a live audience. ~ Craig Harris, Rovi
Genres: celtic, irish folk

Guitar Chords:

All I Remember
Among The Wicklow Hills
Among The Wicklow Hills (ver. 2)
Apair Of Brown Eyes
A Pair Of Brown Eyes
Arthur Macbride
As I Roved Out
As I Roved Out (ver. 2)
Back Home In Derry
Back Home In Derry (ver. 2)
Back Home In Derry (ver. 3)
Back Home In Derry (ver. 4)
Biko Drum
Biko Drum (ver. 2)
Black Is The Colour
Black Is The Colour (ver. 2)
Black Is The Colour (ver. 3)
Black Jack County Chain
Black Jack County Chain (ver. 2)
Bright Blue Rose
Casey (ver. 2)
City Of Chicago
Cliffs Of Dooneen
Cliffs Of Dooneen (ver. 2)
Continental Ceili
Cry Like A Man
Delirium Tremens
Does This Train Stop On Merseyside
Dunnes Stores
El Salvador
Fairytale Of New York
Fairytale Of New York (ver. 2)
Faithful Departed
Follow Me Up To Carlow
Galtee Mountain Boy
Go Move Shift
Hey Sandy
Irish Ways And Irish Laws
Johnny Dont Go To Ballincollig
John Odreams
Joxer Goes To Stuttgart
Joxer Goes To Stuttgart (ver. 2)
Lakes Of Pontchartrain
Lakes Of Pontchartrain (ver. 2)
Little Musgrave
Mary From Dungloe
Mary From Dungloe (ver. 2)
Missing You
Missing You (ver. 2)
My Little Honda 50
Nancy Spain
North And South Of The River
North And South Of The River (ver. 2)
North And South Of The River (ver. 3)
No Time For Love
One Last Cold Kiss
Only Our Rivers Run Free
On Morecambe Bay
On Morecambe Bay (ver. 2)
Ordinary Man
Ordinary Man (ver. 2)
Ordinary Man (ver. 3)
Quiet Desperation
Reel In The Flickering Light
Reel In The Flickering Light (ver. 2)
Ride On
Ride On (ver. 2)
Ride On (ver. 3)
Ride On (ver. 4)
Scapegoats - Birmingham Six
Smoke And Strong Whiskey
Smoke And Strong Whiskey (ver. 2)
So Do I
Spancil Hill
Spancil Hill (ver. 2)
St Brendans Voyage
The Boy From Tamlaghduff
The Contender
The Contender (ver. 2)
The Craic Was Ninety In The Isle Of Man
The Curragh Of Kildare
The Dying Soldier
The Mad Lady And Me
The Night Visit
The Time Has Come
The Two Conneeleys
The Voyage
They Never Came Home
Tyrone Boys
Viva La Quinta Brigada
Weekend In Amsterdam
Weekend In Amsterdam (ver. 2)
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