- 29 Nov 23
Christy Moore has announced a surprise Vicar street date to raise money for the Gaza Emergency Regional Fund.
Renowned for his distinctive writing, incisive lyrics, and renditions of traditional ballads, Moore remains one of the most compelling and instrumental of Irish folk artists. His exceptional recording career includes more than 40 albums; from Paddy on the Road (1969) to Flying Into Mystery (2021) and his chart-topping The Early Years, covering his recordings and television appearances from 1969-1981.
Shining a light on the Irish oral songwriting tradition, Irish politics and national identity, the 78 year-old singer-songwriter brought Irish music into the cultural mainstream; receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the RTÉ Folk Awards in 2021.
The concert will take place in memory of three Palestinian doctors; Mahmoud Abu Nujaile, Ahmad Al Sahar, and Ziao Al-Tatari. These doctors died last week in the strike on the Al Awda Hospital in Gaza. Two of the Doctors were employed by Médicins Sans Frontières. In a statement released on the bombing, the charity released a statement which said "Seeing doctors killed next to hospital beds is beyond tragic, and this must stop now,".
On 16th February 2024, Christy Moore is set to play the special gig at Vicar Street. Tickets are set to go on sale this Friday 1st Dec at 10am.
Contributions towards the Gaza Emergency Regional Fund will support Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) emergency response. The Emergency Fund allows MSF to take immediate action at the outbreak of crises, using emergency preparedness measures for quickly mobilising emergency response teams and equipment to provide people affected with urgent life-saving medical care. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders has over 50 years of experience in crisis zones.
Tickets for this gig will be priced at €55 (seated) / €50 (standing). Tickets will go on sale this Friday 1st Dec at 10am from ticketmaster.ie