Thom Moore: Guestbook
March 13, 2014
hallo Thom-I just came on your site looking for chords for your songs.I was fascinated by Pumpkinhead when I was small -- still love your music.Best vibes to you.
David O' Dowd
December 11, 2013
Delighted to have found this site. Recently heard "Do Carlow boys return" on Ronan Collins's show and loved it. I have been a long time fan and am proud to boast of seeing you play in Sallins,Co. Kildare , many,many moons ago and more recently in the Cherry Tree. Sorry to read of a spot of ill-health and can only wish you and yours the very best for the future. Have a great Christmas and maybe we will see you in 2014.
November 15, 2013
Hi Tom, this is your cousin from San Diego. Just talked to your brother Bruce and he gave me your web address.
Hope all is well. Take care,
September 23, 2013
Hello Mr. Moore Thom,
The Irish song Cedar of Lebanon, can you send my the Original chord scale?
Thank you for the amazing Irisch songs that you let us enjoyed.
Greetings from Belgium
Geert De Bleye
July 26, 2013
Hi Thom.Love your music , especially Cavan Girl and The Scholar. Do you plan to have a discography on this site ? I am a friend of Mary O'Dowd also ;) . Cheers , Brendan
July 19, 2013
It's been great fun putting your music on YouTube so all the world can share in your amazing gifts. May your music last forever and bring pleasure to all.
July 8, 2013
Glad to see you back in Ireland
May 27, 2013
Enjoyed the relaese of the new album in Whelans.It was a great night.
Have you recorded Avalon anywhere ?
ivy o Hara
May 6, 2013
Wondering if Thom Moore has any connections in Belturbet. Cavan
April 26, 2013
Congratulations on the new album and the Moscow Times article!
Cynthia Stacey aka Thea
April 25, 2013
Just had the pleasure of hearing Gerry O'Beirne. I'm a big fan of Mary Black and the song Still Believing tumbled off my tongue - Oh, I know the songwriter states Gerry and thus I find you. Love your voice and lyric.
April 23, 2013
Thom, wonderful to hear you in such good voice last night. Really enjoyed the concert - Croghan Hill was a particular highlight.
Don't leave it as long 'til the next album!
April 15, 2013
Loved your music for yonks, from pumpkin through midnight et et al. But where on earth can I buy a copy of the original Cavan Girl, for a friend of mine.
Any live events planned??
April 8, 2013
Hi Thom, just wanted to say I sent Seamie O'Dowd a message on facebook yesterday complimenting him on the way he sang Cedars of Lebanon. The song is just beautiful. He told me you wrote the song and that I should drop you a line on here. Will definitely check out your other creations Thom, fell in love with that song as soon as I heard it. All the best! Might see you in Dub some day.
August 30, 2012
We met a few times many moons ago - Midnight Well days. I was a friend of Gerry O'Beirne. I just wanted to let you know that I heard a really pretty version of Carolina Rua today. We were filming a show at the Helix with Celtic Thunder. Neil Byrne did a lovely gentle vocal with a full orchestral arrangement by David Munro and Fiachra Trench.
I lost my last copy of the Mulligan album a few years ago in a flood! Would dearly love to get a copy again. If you know a source I would appreciate the tip off.
August 1, 2012
just heard a song you wrote on the radio this morning, didn't get the details of who sang it, but it seem's some group had sung it called the milk or mill. did mary black sing it and if she did ,it hasn't come up for me. Your song was believing or down on your knees again. Loved it, but can't bring it up as the lyricks of it keep's on coming instead of the actual song sung by anybody on video. Would love to hear it again as i loved the rythmm and words you wrote.
Awaiting your reply
June 8, 2012
Just learned The Scholar for session singing and while doing a bit of research came across your site. Thanks for so many lovely songs you've given us! What key does Maura sing it in? Do you know? I don't play guitar and like to be able to tell any musician I am singing with right away so there is no lag time in the music.
April 4, 2012
I am checking http://byfiles.com search and your site pretty often, hoping for some news, and I see so many questions coming from your fans all over the world. I wonder when is the 2012 tour going to happen or if you are going to travel to certain locations? Or at least to give some hint about a frame time when new info it's going to be available? I really like your music, but I am somehow disappointed in regards to this situation. Thank you.
February 7, 2012
Hi Thom, I was surprised to see, that with still 31 days to go, 67% of your CD is funded. I am looking forward to see it come to life and hearing all the beautiful new music!
Today it is four years that John Wright passed away... I'm sure, he too would have liked to hear those new songs. Perhaps he's watching you from above. God bless, Johanna
January 27, 2012
Great music, and fun exploring your site (it'll take a bit to read all).
Joe - ACS '61
January 2, 2012
looking forward to welcoming Thom and Seamie O'Dowd to Crocanoir on Sat January 28th. Crocanoir is a farmyard theatre at the end of a boreen in the valley of Sliabh Na Mban in Tipperary. www.crocanoir.com
June 27, 2011
would love to know where you are performing around dublin or even further afield. Georgous and Bright is the song that's brightening my days at the moment. I love the poetry of it and I wish I had a significant birthday coming up so that I could force my family to show how much they care by bringing you to my party to play for us!!! Thanks for putting the words together that articulate so much of my own experiences and whisper of others waiting to happen. You are blesed with a great gift.
April 30, 2011
we had a great night in Tulla last night and have enjoyed listening to Gorgeous and Bright over coffee this morning. You carry calm and hope in your voice I find it very soothing.
I remember going to a recoding studio in Dublin with Julie years ago as a guest of yours for a day and sitting behind the sound desk marvelling at the process. My memory is that it may have been in a lower part of a building near the canal???? It is an experience that stayed with me.
I was very blessed to have been surrounded by so many talented musicians at that time.(early 90s) I was telling Ronan this morning that they played non-stop - Julie, Seamus, Jonny 'box' Connolly, Steve Lennon, Dave Donohue...... whenever and wherever (pubs, flats)they met the music just flowed from them like conversation............they taught each other tunes without teaching............ it was amazing really when I look back on it ..... it was in their bones and was effortless - I was living a documentary!!!! It's funny, I knew most of the tunes they were playing so well I could hum along with them but for some reason never learned an instrument - I remember at the time thinking it was too late for me because they had been playing since they were children - isn't that just madness really - being so young (early 20s) and feeling so old!!!!! I think I was waiting for my dream to catch me and instead of chasing it I was watching others live out their dreams - always ever so slightly on the 'outside' of it all - Thom I think there's a song in that Ha Ha - still nothing rhymes with Pamela !!!! Ha Ha
It was a long time ago now - I had moved from Clare to Dublin to attend the Gaiety School of Acting but I think I was completely overwhelmed by the dramatic change of life - from a very rural village in West Clare to Dublin City. I remember feeling lost and loney and plan-less but I felt like I was part of a special unbreakable 'family' when I was with this group. They were a real anchor at a vulnerable time and the last connection I have to Dublin 6 before I moved back to Clare.
My God, I haven't thought about these people or my time in Dublin for so long Thom - you've become my confessor ha ha !!!!
Anyway, we both really enjoyed our time in your company last night and will keep a look out for your next gig. Call by any time you're in our area, we have a spare room if you or your family are every passing our way. (15 mins from Ennis Train Station) Thank you for a wonderful night of music.
April 16, 2011
I landed by sheer accident on the song CEDARS OF LEBANON and it made me very emotional.Thank you for writing this wonderful song .It made me so proud to be an Irish Lebanese who lived just across the road from ACS in Beirut for a number of Years.Thank you
April 12, 2011
Что это такое?!? Как может человек купить себе здесэ что пить? Где бар???
March 29, 2011
Met you in another lifetime when I was with Kieran White and you were singing in Pasadena with Janie, et al. Still trying to find clean recordings - 8-track tape just doesn't cut it anymore. But more importantly, am planning a trip to Ireland later with year with three grandchildren, ages 9, 6 & 5. What do you recommend in places to see, things to do and, of course, music to hear? Thanks and glad that you are still singing!
March 11, 2011
thanks for the midnight well days
great memories just out of boarding school you made everything possible
December 26, 2010
May your journey to Poland be everything you hoped for!
Latest YouTube videos: SOLDIER ON => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q41gpYo2zk ; GORGEOUS AND BRIGHT => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwOkV3Jf45E
December 12, 2010
It was a great learning experience to put together YouTube videos of your songs! It my intent that they will help spread the word.
This Guy Who Used To Go With Her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTn-YfnWtz4 and Clamberine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22ppZXkHbCQ
December 10, 2010
I'm really enjoying listening to your songs here. I'd been looking for an album of yours for ages and eventually came across one in America from a fellow Graves scholar of yours - Jay Ansill, who's been doing some work with me when I'm touring over there.
So, got you.... I'm currently looking for songs for a new album so it's great to find all these tracks here and I'm heading on over to Broadjam now.
November 30, 2010
Great Coach Lane is now on YouTube with lyrics! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy8vVQ88UIQ
November 22, 2010
San Patricio with lyrics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyWG9hl9PNU
November 3, 2010
It's just not right that you don't have a larger footprint in YouTube. Maybe this will help. It's 'unlisted' until you say it's OK to make Public. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kWAvSDjdeY
October 11, 2010
Just back from a wonderful weekend visit to Rome with my mother (a Carlow woman) and my two sisters - one of my mother's 'must-dos' was a visit to the Palatine Hill. Unbelievably the first song on the radio when I got back home was "Do Carlow Boys Come Home".....eerily uncanny
September 29, 2010
My dear Mr Moore,
May i start by apologising to resorting to dubious measures such as this...It really is the last resort.Could you possibly be so kind as to post the lyrics to the truly wonderful "Turn the Corner". Yours hopefully etc.
August 27, 2010
Sarah - I just posted the lyrics to "Send This Whisper (to Avalon)". I think they're right! :) See here:
Jack van Asdonck
August 7, 2010
I'm just 'recovering' from a holiday spend in Ireland, a lovely inspiring guitarweek with Seamie O'Dowd, who sang your beautiful song Cedars of Lebanon, and a week in New York. 2 of your countries.
Now back in Holland I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your music. You must be one of the most underestimated musicians around!!
Jack van Asdonck
August 6, 2010
Greetings, I like your music and your website, This is a good site and I wanted to post a little note to let you know, great job! Thanks
home page: http://www.downsafely.com
Dr John O'Connor
July 16, 2010
Please Google Fort Chipewyan and Cancer and follow links to Tarsands and myself, Thom. I would love your input..
Carmel Nic Airt
May 30, 2010
Feel I've come home after too long in the wilderness!! Thank you! Still searching for The Scholar!
March 12, 2010
Hi Tom, I met you when you played at Port Fairy Folk Festival years ago, I drove the bus from Adelaide. Hope all is going well for you.
March 6, 2010
wondering if you would do me favour,i'm listening to an old maura o'connell album and the song
send this whisper to avalon, i can't make out all the lyrics, its a beautiful song, i'd love to learn it, i've searched for hours on line and can't find lyrics, its driving me nuts, i'd love to have all the words, is there any chance you'd send me them? It is an amazing song. Kind Regards Sarah
February 6, 2010
can i buy your cd's anywhere?
January 21, 2010
greetings from the past, Thom.
Stayed with you and Kathy, Koo and
Rua, and Erin in Sligo when we were all so very young. Your life
seems to have been a grand set of adventures.
October 9, 2009
Thought it was about time I searched the web for you again, love the page and the songs I hadn't heard before. I hope I'm still your biggest fan (though I'm trying to lose a few pounds)
Working on a new project and hope to be in touch with you about it soon,
October 8, 2009
Hi, saw you in Sligo 197? with Pumpkinhead. More recently (90's) found 'Gorgeous and Bright' in Kieron and Dierdre's record shop here. 'The Navigator' as a tribute to James Cook is fantastic and ties it all together.
Claudia van Corva ( formerly Barner)
September 10, 2009
Hey, Thom. I am the Claudia that was "not your Goddess" from your Pasadena days. I am happy you are well and musical/literal :)..... Wondering: did you ever finish the song that was "for me"??
July 29, 2009
Would there be any recordings of your work at the Radison? Which guitar are you playing the most these days and why?
July 28, 2009
thanks for all the albums todate - they are a joy.
Any chance of compiling your un-released songs & issuing on CD?
May 23, 2009
Действительно интересный сайт, добавил в избранное, буду заходить почаще
May 11, 2009
I saw you play a number of times quite a few years ago now. A local group that play in a small bar where I live in Greystones (Dan's) have played a couple of your songs at my request and it is great to hear them again. I was wondering if you could tell me where you play around teh Dublin/Wicklow area as I would love to hear you sing live again.
May 5, 2009
How fine to see and hear you at your art. Music blazing robs a heart of its load too!!I hope someday a collection of my favorites: Still Believing, Crackbone Tune, Cedars of Lebanon, Michael, Queen Love, Here Cavan Girl, Comes A Man, most of Gorgeous and Bright,,,Love and Aloha Nui, brah
March 10, 2009
Merhaba Thom, kifaik. I just wanted to say thanks for such great music and fondest times, back in those L.A. days. On this year I had hopes of making a holiday to Ireland and wishfully getting to see a gig of yours, but alas, perhaps we will have to defer.
My wife spent her childhood and schooling and civil war in Beirut and I had hopes of introducing you, . . . maybe next year.
Do you make it to France or Germany?
Philip O 'Dowd
February 10, 2009
Keep writing and playing your songs, they're brilliant. Thanks for the pleasure of listening to them.
Oleg & Serena Verzhinsky
January 23, 2009
How ya doin'? We're still here after sixteen years! And still married . . .! Carmen got married for the second time a couple/three years ago, and just had a baby girl, Lucy Magdalena. I'm sure all the Deutschers send their regards. We're talking to you right now. Sorry about it being 3:00 a.m., Oleg's a twit!
Serena & Oleg
January 15, 2009
Happy New Year to you and your family!!! Fond memories of Seamie, Rick and your good self in The Strand last year. Mighty stuff!!
December 9, 2008
ОЙ, как приятно оказаться снова на вашем сайте, в очередной раз хочется вам пожелать удачного развития и воплощения всех идей!
December 8, 2008
THOM, HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT 65TH BIRTHDAY ON THE 6TH DECEMBER, CARMEL SENDS HER GOOD WISHES AS WELL. WE HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF YOUR TIME IN LISHEEN
the aspirational tom moore (little t)...
December 5, 2008
O Magical Carmenist, O Gorgeous and Bright One, Happy Nicholas Day Birthday, and Best Wishes for a Triumphant Celebratory Concert in the Cherrytree on 13th! The Real Magic Has Yet To Come! In the meantime, Still Believing, sit on the lap of the Goddess, and Sing your beautiful Heart Out! Until the end of time, the end of all...
Vicky Martinez Dorr
November 21, 2008
One more time I congratulate you and the band. Last night at the Radisson was great!! I spent a lovely time and atmosphere was super!!
Thanks for the "Irish tango"
November 3, 2008
Once again the computer tracks the
musician down.I never saw you live but I treasure your work with Pumpkinhead,Midnight Well and your cd Gorgeous and Bright. Thanks for great music.
Sean Kellyn Moore
September 16, 2008
I love your music and I'm very proud to have you as an uncle! Bless you!
September 15, 2008
It was great listening to you and the rest of the group again at the Radisson in Black Rock last Thursday. I love the CD and have been listening to it quite a bit on the plane back to the states as well as over the weekend. I was also trying to find somewhere where I could find Carolina Rua. I saw it on Mary Black's playlist but it looks like it was only produced in vinyl. If you know where I could get a copy it would be great. I look forward to my next visit to Dublin and listening to you again over a couple of pints.
September 11, 2008
Howya Thom.I'm just planting a link to a website.
August 13, 2008
Hello Thom! I'm a massive fan of Clannad's and know that you wrote 'Strayed Away'. Is your version available to buy??
August 11, 2008
Hello, Thom. My friends and I used to hear you with Train to Sligo in Pasadena, and I hired you for a wedding once. I'm so glad to see this website, and that after all these years you are so committed to songsmithing still! Hope to see you in Ireland someday!
August 11, 2008
Hi, Kelly and Nell were married yesterday and I met his sons (my 2nd cousins) for the first time. They told me about this website so I thought I'd check it out. Just wanted to say "hi" cousin.
July 22, 2008
Saw you and Seamie at Mulhollands on Friday night. I was the photographer at the front. I have to say your set was very impressive!! Thats why I stayed so long. Anyway you can see the results om my "myspace" web page. Here`s the url.:-www.myspace.com/danthedobermann
June 16, 2008
Love your songs! Do you ever get back to Southern California (Studio City) to play....
March 15, 2008
I heard Thoms 'Georgeous and Bright' on a world music radio program in Australia about a year ago but missed the artist's name. Appeals to the radio station and 'googling' the lyrics came to nothing till this year. (Good to see lyrics on the website, thanks.)
I'm wondering whether the recorded live version (played on air in Australia) is available? (The rythym and Thom's vibrato resonated perfectly on that non-reggae version.) Any suggestions?
January 28, 2008
Great session in Strandhill the other night.We'll do it again before long I hope.
January 15, 2008
Cool site Thom! I couldn't resist a quick peek and a listen to some tracks before leaving on holiday tomorrow!
January 5, 2008
Merry Merry Merry
Was remembering our time in Monterey...long time ago.
December 26, 2007
I was a regular in the Train to Sligo days at the Loch Ness Monster.
I'm learning to play a bit of guitar and will be trying to get "Still Believing" and "The Navigator" down pretty soon.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks for the inspiration.
December 23, 2007
Have a great Christmas,Thom.Regards to the family.
Sandra O D
July 30, 2007
Any Sligo gigs or even Cobblestone gigs coming up?
July 21, 2007
After spending the summer of 93 in Ballisodare, Dreamer in Russia has been on and off a fixture on my playllists. We saw you in Sligo town, and Seamie O'Dowd a few times at Feehily's...and now my son and I are coming back to Sligo....Fondly remember Seamie doing Bandon Car, and I occasionally attempt Carolina Ruadh in our living room.
On Thursday we'll fly from North Carolina...
June 11, 2007
Where does a person get a drink around here?
May 20, 2007
Hmm, the third of the Maugheraboy crew to sign in here. How ya doin Thom? Rather rustic, woody-lookin website. A WANTED poster wouldn't look out of place (virtually) nailed to this background. Do you remember that Jimmy Crowley sont 'The Bandon Car'? Where he sings 'if you're a manorawoman who likes the porter'. I remember sittin up one night in our house listening to that with yourself and Séamie and the rest of the gang. Some time later it came back to me when I read your paper on Quantum Prosody. Oh how I laughed! By the way, this website doesn't come up when one googles your name. What does come up is a link to your othe site on http://www.harp-thistle.com/thom/ so you might want to stick a re-direct link or something. Just seen a photo of us kids with our Dad outside your house. Apparently the photo was taken by Bill Jackson. Séamie got it from Rick, I think. Brings back memories. Good luck to you now! Ongi izan - as we say here in Euskal Herria.
Sandra O D
May 17, 2007
Hello There, My first time to visit the site. Had a listen to the song you composed for the Eurovision Con Songtest, "No Arrow". A brilliant song. I agree with what Seamie has said about the whole thing. Dervish deserve better. Your song I'd bet wasn't even listened too. Anyway, hope you and yours are well?
May 13, 2007
How's it going? I sent a greeting to the Dervishes'guestbook to show a bit of solidarity.Was thinking about yourself as well.
All due respect to the powers that be,(and I suppose that analysis could only be fair after all concerned dust themselves off after last night),but I can't help thinking that a few fundamentals should seriously be looked at.
For the boy's sake,I'd have loved to see a win,but in another way,the people that criminally ignored "No Arrow"have to re-evaluate,which might turn things to the good.I'm no expert on song contests,and actually lost a tenner in a bet that Ireland would win,but the last word on all this could turn out to be that you have the situe figured to a T.
I would suggest to you not to enter a song next year until some of the right people give you a fair hearing.You've been magnanimous enough to allow yourelf to be judged so judgement is now your right. If anyone approaches you next year,argue your case,but I would suggest that unless you feel that you're getting a fair hearing,don't stand in front of a jury allowing first rate songs to be given second and third rate judgement.
Of course,this could all be the ravings of a guy who lost a tenner in a bet,but one way or another,if you found yourself slightly enheartened by the situation,you're probably entitled to.
Hope all else is well.See you soon hopefully.Regards to Lyuba (spelling right I hope)
May 7, 2007
Hello there, I heard Seamie sing "Turn The Corner" and it was magnificent. Since then have looked out a few more of your songs and am much enamoured. Hope life is treating you well, all the best from Limerick.
April 21, 2007
Really enjoyed last night....didn't realise how many brilliant songs you had written (bravo)great meeting you.
March 1, 2007
Was working with the Dervishes in Dublin again.Heard ye had a great night the night before the Late Late.Sorry to miss that.Heard it settled them for the big night.Much appreciated I believe.Chat soon.
February 28, 2007
Happy new site T! just found it on Seamie's. (problem with the picture page tho! you were never 14!!)
November 29, 2006
Congrats on the new site.I'll link it to mine.Mine is www.seamieodowd.com if you get a chance you might do the same.Enjoyed the tunes the last two days.The spin to Castlebaldwin was a bit of crack too.All the best.
November 20, 2006
Ah Tommy, there you are. Do they know how great your songs are? I hope so. I have loved playing them for most of my life.