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Pat Harrold

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.

Glendine Steidl

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
Newport Belgium

Brendan Long

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.

Jack Martin

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??

Linnea Skoglund

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.

Paul Rattigan

August 30, 2012

Hi Tom,
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.
Keep well.


August 1, 2012

Hi Tom,
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

Jessie Cowan

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 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

Joe Volkmann

January 27, 2012

Great music, and fun exploring your site (it'll take a bit to read all).

Joe - ACS '61

john bermingham

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.
john Bermingham

valerie warren

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.

Pam O'Reilly

April 30, 2011

Hi Thom,

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.


Guy Jones

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

Tom Myp

April 12, 2011

Что это такое?!? Как может человек купить себе здесэ что пить? Где бар???

Linda Hart

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 => ; GORGEOUS AND BRIGHT =>


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: and Clamberine:

Fil Campbell

December 10, 2010

Hi Thom
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.
Best wishes
Fil Campbell


November 30, 2010

Great Coach Lane is now on YouTube with lyrics!


November 22, 2010

San Patricio with lyrics.


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.

Meta Osborne

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.

Caitie Rose

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

Dear Thom,

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!!


best wishes,

Jack van Asdonck

Kevin Joel

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:

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!

Jack Brennan

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.

sarah gill

March 6, 2010

Hi Thom,

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

anne osborne

February 6, 2010

can i buy your cd's anywhere?

elayne Landy

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.

Jho Harris

October 9, 2009

Hi Thom,

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,

Simon Burgess

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?

Liam Grace

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

Terri Cullen

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.

Jennifer Ho

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

Carlos Olivares

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?
Carlos Olivares

Philip O 'Dowd

February 10, 2009

Hey Thom,
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

Sandra O'D

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!

Miriam Devaney

December 8, 2008


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"



malcolm shellard

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!

David Brodette

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.

Chat soon.


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??

Bill Neal

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!

Alida Montegna

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.

Philip Kilpatrick

July 22, 2008

Hi Thom!!
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


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.

Errol Walsh

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.

Bob Clevenger

December 26, 2007

Hi Thom
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

Hi Thom,
Any Sligo gigs or even Cobblestone gigs coming up?


Bob Robinson

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...

Nick Day

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 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)

Lizzy Doe

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

Hi Thom,

Really enjoyed last night....didn't realise how many brilliant songs you had written (bravo)great meeting you.


March 1, 2007

Howya now?
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.

John Boy

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 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.

Gerry O

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.