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If you’re in London tonight…

If you are in London tonight and you want to see a great gig then you could do far worse than going to see some mates of mine play at a great venue – the Camden Roundhouse.

This historic venue used to be an old railway shed with a turntable where they could turn engines around. It was also the only British venue that The Doors ever played in – though I never really rated the ‘poetry’ of Jim Morrison myself.

The BibleCode Sundays are supporting the Dropkick Murphys tonight, so at one gig you get to see the best British and American flavours of Irish folk/rock/punk… all in one night. I hope Diageo have supplied extra Guinness to the pubs of Camden for the flood of London Irish that will be on the streets later.

I was supposed to be flying from Brazil to India for a conference next week and I was going to stop in the UK to see this gig, but my travel plans were changed so I’m still at home. It’s a real shame, but I’m working hard to ensure that the BibleCodes get down to Brazil this year – once the London Olympics are over…

Buy tickets for the show here

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Help the Biblecodes get to the Feis

Remember the old Fleadh festival in London? Well, these days it’s the Feis – the biggest festival featuring Irish and international acts with a Celtic flavour.

Promoter Vince Power has put together a line-up that includes Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, The Cranberries, Christy Moore, Hothouse Flowers, and The Undertones… the line-up looks great.

And there is space for another act, but it’s being decided on by social media. The Supajam system features a load of acts who want to be on stage with Van and Bob, but I’d like to ask you – my friends – to go and offer some support to The Biblecode Sundays.

All you need to do is to add a comment of support, or vote on the songs they have uploaded – just a click or quick comment is enough to help them get the gig.

If you came to the last tweetup I hosted in London, or came to my last birthday party, or came to Angelica Mari’s book launch, then you will have seen how good these guys are. Do them a favour and add a comment so they can get up on the big stage with Van the Man…

Ealing Tweetup Feb 2011 with Biblecode Sundays

Christy Moore @ the RFH

Christy Moore played the Royal Festival Hall last night. He launched straight into a series of songs without a break before finally pausing to say hello. A request came out of the darkness and Christy initially ignored it, before stopping and telling the audience member that he played for nine years before anyone ever requested a song so he always appreciates *every* request.

He also reminded the audience that his gigs in London back in the day were not in such auspicious surroundings, it would be a bunch of musicians in a pub in Kilburn playing all night just for the beer they could drink…

Christy did all the hits and some of his more recent stuff. When he finished he announced an extra song, ‘Victor Jara’, because he had just read something in the newspaper about Thatcher and Pinochet. Christy was always political, but when he did ‘Ordinary Man’ this evening, the theatre felt charged with electricity. It could have been written about the recent financial collapse, though Christy released the song 25-years ago.

This was a great gig, but it was all over so early. A 7.30pm start with no support act meant that we were all cast off into the night before 9.30pm…

Christy Moore @ RFH