Thom Moore Album release
Finally after nearly 9 years since Thom & I first started to record and 14 months since we started the fundit campaign, we've finished a 17 track album featuring songs from the last 20 years of Thom's life as well as the original Cavan girl recording from the 1970's. The album features performances from Seamie O Dowd on fiddle/guitar/vocals, Steve Wickham on fiddle, Brian Connor & Seamus Brett on piano, Fiachra Trench on Hammond organ, Aongus Ralston on bass, Tom Domican on drums, Robbie Harris on percussion as well as Thom & I. The delay over the last 12 months was primarily to facilitate the extra songs to bring it up to 17 tracks for the album. This coupled with trying to get everyones diaries in sync and then finally editing & mixing all this wonderful music obviously delayed matters so I'm sorry. I started the whole project out of love for Thom's music born from a very young age so I wasn't going to let this album go until it reached the level of respect that I felt it needed so for your patience I thank you. I hope to see you all at the album launch in whelans on the 22nd april where we'll be recording it for video and a live album. Gavin ps for anyone who hasn't been receiving updates from Thom directly please email me so we can add you to the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from Thom
Here I sit, unbroken-hearted indeed ... I never expected such an outpouring of what looks like belief in my artistic capacity. The people that I have thought of as my friends, through the various stages of my life, still look like they don’t mind being thought of as my friends – particularly if that means putting their money where their mouths are: my ‘groups’ of life experience include the community of people who went to the same school I did in Beirut, in the 50s and 60s ... the people I served with in the US Navy (all of us anti-war, anti-Vietnam, and then victims to both sides in the US conflict) ... the people I went to UCLA with (hmmm, actually, there ain’t no such at the moment...), the people I worked with and taught in the San Fernando Valley in the 80’s, the people I worked with in OSIA, both in California and Russia ... but most, and most gloriously of all .. the Irish, who have supported me when no one else did, from when I moved to Sligo in 1972 to when I finally made it back to Ireland in 1995, till the present: I am pleased that the Irish government accepted me as as Irish citizen (finally!) in 2002 ... but most of all, I am precipitately aware of how my music is thought to be Irish: thank you, thank you, thank you: it is, it was intended to be, and, god willing, like Cavan Girl or Carolina Rua ... it always will be. Thank god, and thank you ...