A true wordsmith and a master of melody” - Christy Moore
'In the 1980s I opened for the band Moving Hearts during the Irish leg of a tour. I wrote Natives in the back of a car bringing us to a gig in Killarney'
The One Campaign asked if Paolo Nutini could sing Natives.They said it was one of his favourite protest songs
'The first singer I gave Poison Words to was Honor Heffernan...then later to Mary Coughlan who didn't record it for a few years. In the meantime Mary Black did
I wrote Maguire's Bus of Broken Dreams after reading an article about Seamus Maguire and his work with Irish emigrants in London. You can read his fascinating story below
Seamus Maguire - The Irish Santa Claus
'I love how Christy sings The Gardener'