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Thread #167123   Message #4028391
Posted By: Steve Shaw
14-Jan-20 - 09:20 PM
Thread Name: Types of folk music you like or dislike
Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
Is Christy folk? Well that's a tough one (so tough that I tend to care not a jot...). He's one of those who you could, if you really wanted to, regard as an offshoot from the offshoot that was Planxty....

I've seen Christy live four times, usually travelling hundreds of miles to see him. Christy live, uniquely among all other performers, is a totally different animal to the bloke you hear on most of his CDs ( a lot of which, to me, simply don't capture the man at all...). Go and see him live if you can. He sings Woody songs, Shane songs, Jimmy McCarthy songs, his own songs and lots of other songs. A man who sings Pair of Brown Eyes, Fairytale, Missing you, Bright Blue Rose, Ride On.... That'll do me!