The best-selling autobiography - combining song lyrics and memories - of Ireland's greatest musical icon and national hero.
Christy Moore is in every sense Ireland's folk hero. Mentor to a whole generation of Irish musicians, he holds a unique place in musical history. In l992 he broke all attendance records during 12 packed nights at the Point in Dublin. In the UK he fills concert halls around the country. In l997 he announced that he was taking an extended break from touring and recording. It was headline news in Ireland. So was his comeback which began in l999. Set to be an enormous best-seller, his autobiography marries both songs and memories. Around 250 of his favourite lyrics are accompanied by his memories around the song itself and his life. Each entry is fresh, direct, honest and spontaneous - like the most intimate diary. Through it he charts his life from drunk to sober, bar-room guitar player to international singer-songwriter.
An autobiography which dispenses with a traditional life-narrative in favour of an approach that's far more innovative and revealing. This is one of the few music books you'll read in which the subject eloquently communicates their love of music and illustrates just what it has meant throughout their life. - Independent on Sunday
intimate, absorbing and sometimes disturbing - Sunday Independent
poetic and honest - Financial Times
a frank account of the much-loved singer's rip-roaring career - The Daily Telegraph
Essential reading for anyone who owns even one Christy Moore CD. - The Irish Times
Christy Moore was born in 1945 and made his first album with Dominic Behan. He sang with Planxty and after they disbanded in l981 with Moving Hearts. He began his solo work in l982 and has made over 30 albums in all, including The Christy Moore Collection in l992. He has toured regularly in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the States. He is married with three children.