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Christy Moore says he won’t play anymore music festivals - but a new album is on the way

Published 16/09/2015 | 07:54

Christy Moore
Christy Moore
Christy Moore

LEGENDARY folk singer Christy Moore has said it’s ‘unlikely’ he’ll play anymore big gigs – because he no longer enjoys playing in front of massive crowds.

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The 70-year-old said he feels like big gigs can ‘take the life’ out of certain songs.

“They squeeze the very life out of certain songs. Many contemporary acts are geared towards mega gigs.

“They have the approach and production and equipment to play to 50 or 100,000 listeners, it’s not where I like to be.”

However he added: “That said, I never say never. I might play Castle Donington if Metallica ever needed a bodhran player. I might play Aviva if Andre Rieu wanted to cover Transvaal Kids on a Transvaal Day.”

2016 marks 50 years since Christy first took to the stage as a full time singer.

Christy Moore
Christy Moore

Filming on a documentary to mark the milestone has already begun, with the singer saying it has taken him ‘back to some very interesting places’.

He shows no signs of slowing down – as he is in the process of recording his next album which will be released in the spring.

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