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Christy Moore

"Christy Moore" (born on May 7, 1945, in Newbridge, County Kildare) is a popular

Irish folk singer and guitarist, well known as one of the founding members of Planxty. His first album, ''Paddy on the Road'' (a minor release of 500) was recorded with Dominic Behan (brother of Brendan) in 1969.

1970 brought his first major release, ''Prosperous'' (named for the village of Prosperous, County Kildare, where the album was recorded), which brought together the four musicians who shortly thereafter formed Planxty: Liam Óg O'Flynn, Andy Irvine, and Dónal Lunny. For a time they called themselves "CLAD", an acronym of their names, but soon decided on Planxty.

After leaving Planxty in 1975, Moore continued on his solo career (reforming his old band on occasion) which he has been doing ever since. He also formed the band Moving Hearts with Lunny and five other musicians in 1980. In 2000 he published his autobiography, ''One Voice''.

In October 2004, a story in the Irish Times revealed how Moore had been stopped and detained by customs officers at the Welsh port of Holyhead. The story entitled: "SINGER HELD: Moore stopped at Holyhead" written by Daniel McConnel...

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