About Christy Moore Tribute
If you hadn’t seen the word “Tribute” on the posters outside the venue you’d swear it was the man himself! He has the look, the voice, the guitar, the eyes, the black vest, the songs, the humor, the stories, the bodhran, the intensity of the singing, coupled with the fury of the strumming, mother of God he even sweats like him! And the hair is none too plentiful either!
Wexford native Liam Byrne is a singer, songwriter, performer, recording artist, and storyteller. He has been performing his show “Ordinary Man a Tribute to Christy Moore” since the year 2000. It all began in the Bridge Tavern in Wicklow town in March of that year and since then Liam has been crisscrossing Ireland and the world, performing the songs of the radical Irish troubadour to thousands of people in venues both large and small. All the favorites are performed including, Nancy Spain, Delerium Tremens, Joxer, and Ride On as well as countless others, the set constantly changing direction from satire & humour to angry musical history lessons on Cuba, apartheid or the loneliness of the Irish immigrant living in London. This is a full concert clocking in at over 2 hours every night and Liam’s passion & love for these musical works of art songs made famous by a man who has by now acquired legendry status in Irish music is evident to be seen when he performs.
Liam Byrne has an ability that not many artists have these days, namely the ability to hold his audience’s attention for the duration of the concert and leave them looking for more at the end. Hilarious stories of childhood romance, Poitin Stills, or Irish weddings intertwine with songs, some new and some old and some that have passed into musical history. He can have you singing Joxer at the top of your voice one minute and then bring an audience to silence with his version of “Black is the Colour”. The Melbourne Echo said ‘’..Byrne is not merely a worthy Christy Moore substitute- he’s well worth the price of admission in his own right’.