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Kildare > Arts > Christy Moore to play gigs in Riverbank Arts Centre

Christy Moore to play two gigs at the Riverbank Arts Centre

Tickets go on sale in the Riverbank from Friday 15th March at 10.00 am, on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to four tickets per transaction.

Christy Moore was born and reared in Newbridge. In May 1966, he took the boat to England where he remained for five years, working on building sites and oil rigs, and became a regular on the folk club circuit. When he returned to Ireland he teamed up with Donal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn and Andy Irvine and recorded the much loved album Prosperous in 1971, which included a number of songs now famous in his repertoire - The Raggle Taggle Gypsy, and James Connolly.

Planxty followed, and then Moving Hearts before Christy finally went solo. His convictions, along with his reputation, hold strong and he is still prepared to be angry for just causes. 'This is the Day' , his most recent album, includes the song Veronica, a powerful indictment of those responsible for the murder of Veronica Guerin.

Riverbank is delighted and honoured to be the venue for Christy's next gig - this is a rare opportunity to see the renowned folk singer in the intimate atmosphere of Newbridge's purpose built auditorium.

Tickets may be bought in person, or by phoning (045) 448333.

For further information, contact Catríona Fallon on (045) 448314, or e-mail us on


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