Celebrating Sligo’s Adopted Son Thom Moore.
With Sligo woven into in his work, his songs and his heart, adopted Sligo Son Thom More is to be celebrated with a special tribute night on Friday 1st February. Featuring some of the country's top musicians, the Thom More Songbook will gather together a host of guests to pay tribute to the inspirational musician.
Many of Thom’s songs have become folk anthems over the years, and coming together to celebrate this wonderful legacy are a host of musicians and friends of Thom including; Seamie O’Dowd, Cathy Jordan, Rick Epping, Eleanor Shanley, Mairtin O'Connor, Mary Mc Partlan, Midnight Well bandmate Gerry O'Beirne, Gerry and Aoife Grennan and many more.
Moving to Ireland in 1971, Thom had a deep-rooted relationship with Sligo, and spent much of the last three decades here, in a county dear to his heart. Settling near the town together with his wife Kathy, he formed the folk rock band Pumpkinhead with fellow Americans Sandi and Rick Epping, in the early Seventies.
Pumpkinhead split up in 1976 and Moore formed Midnight Well with Janie Cribbs, Gerry O’Beirne and Mairtín O’Connor. Moore earned considerable praise for his song writing on numbers like 'Still Believing', 'Saw You Running' and 'Jessie’s Friend'.
Thom has been cited by a number of Ireland’s most recognisable performers including Maura O'Connell, Charlie McGettigan and Mary Black, who described him as; “A truly gifted songwriter with a beautiful golden voice”. Black spoke of her gratitude to Moore for offering her his song ‘Carolina Rua’, describing his death as; “Another great loss to Irish music and musicians”.
The show kicks off at 8pm, and tickets, priced at €25/12.50 u18s (plus €1 renovation fee) are available HERE, or by calling the box office.