Friday, January 05, 2007

Planxty, The Barbican - 30.1.2005

I first heard Planxty when I was working in Reckless Records (RIP) in about 1994. I managed to acquire most of their LP's by the time I left, and they became such absolute favourites that I pretty much knew all the words, and the pronunciations (!) on all the tracks. I used to listen to them when I was working, and they got specks of paint and plaster all over them that I'd have to pick out with a pin when they got too noisy. Records were such a pain for that, but I still love them the best of all. CD's just aren't the same. This concert was amazing. They hadn't played together in the UK for 25 years. To hear Christy Moore sing Blacksmith was just about the highlight of my year.

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