- 14 Nov 05
Back in the saddle witha politically charged new album, Burning Times Christy Moore and co-collaborator Declan Sinnott are putting the agit-prop back into folk. In a rare interview, Moore speaks frankly abot Hattie Carroll and Rachel Corrie, Richard Thompson anoraks, interpreting Morrissey and recently being detained by British authorities under anti-terrorism laws.
He hasn’t gone away you know. For a time, it looked as if Christy Moore had opted for a back seat on the Irish music scene, but now he’s back with a new album, Burning Times. It contains his most searingly political basket of recordings for years, ranging from his acclaimed rendering of Dylan’s ‘The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll’ to provocative songs by Phil Ochs, Richard Thompson, John Spillane, Ger Wolfe, Morrissey, Natalie Merchant, Joni Mitchell and others.