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

'I love how Christy sings The Gardener'