Our 5 Favourite Christy Moore Songs
Poster: Ciara Geraghty
To celebrate Christy Moore’s imminent arrival on the shores of Galway Bay we decided we’d pick our favourite Christy Moore songs.
You can’t actually pass a road sign in County Clare marked for Lisdoonvarna without starting to sing the extremely catchy chorus… It’s impossible!
You’re singing it in your head right now aren’t you?!
2. Ride On
No Irish house-party, wedding or funeral is complete without someone pulling out the guitar to start into this classic. By the third verse, people are feeling extra confident with the harmonies and even throwing in the extra “Wanted to, wanted to, wanted to…”
3. Don’t forget your shovel
Our General Manager Dan Murphy’s favourite song, there’s even a reference to him “Mr. Murphy.” Kidding Dan!
Needless to say we have a great collection of shovels here at the hotel!
4. Joxer goes to Stuttgart
I think with our battle to make it into the Euros, a lot of fans can relate to Joxer.
Forever the underdogs, Shane Long’s recent winning goal for Ireland against World Champions Germany can be compared to Ray Houghton’s winning goal against England in what was expected to be a walk over for the English side. Although written after Euro 88, it still hasn’t lost its favour amongst the fans, being probably Christy’s most requested song at gigs.
5. Fairytale of New York
Although it’s a cover and wouldn’t be a song that people would automatically associate with Christy, we’re chalking this one down in the hopes that he’ll play it at his gig on Saturday, 5th December.
Christy Moore plays Galway Bay Hotel on Saturday, 5th December.
Tickets are on sale from ticketmaster.ie or from Galway Bay Hotel or you can book a Dinner and a ticket special at Galway Bay Hotel for only €69 per person which includes a festive drinks reception, an award winning 4 course meal and a glass of wine with dinner.
Call 091-520-520 for more information.
Ciara Geraghty is a Sales & Marketing Executive in Galway Bay Hotel.