Interview on Irishradio.org with Seamus Moore
I have spoken too many singers entertainers and people involved in music and the people who are involved in entertaining us throughout the year and to online. Now I've got a gentleman who is incredibly well-known in London right across the U.K. not alone. But in Ireland he's performed in both places plus numerous others as well. A gentleman affectionately known as the JCB man. I'm delighted to say a big hello Seamus Moore. How are you Gerry I'm alive and kicking, fair play well, that's a good start as they say. Your yo staying safe and all the rest of, your cocooning. Yes that's a great word, it really is, it good and you are at it normally Seamus you to you kick-off in normally around sort of June or early July. You do an extensive summer tour right through into September and Ireland. Normally we do around 70 nights.
We start off with Pat Hayes is a week down in Bournemouth, then we head for Ireland and we get in a lot of the festivals and we end up at the Ploughing Championships, and then we head for my self-esteem normally head for day in the Sun but dick and arrow need a mat normally be our our summer but it looks like it's not going to happen this year, as far as I can go I can see you know. It doesn't look like like it's an incredible amount of dates I mean. You're out practically every night on the trot and I mean I've seen your list of dates that are astounding. You're actually in two different places, yeah most of the tours just every year we do with July, September and I've been doing for the last 32 years and it just seems to get better and better every year.
But unfortunately were won't be doing it this year. but we'll try and make up for next year. But yeah it's it's great and I look forward to it every year use it as a kind of a bit of a holiday as well and get to see lots of places I wouldn't normally go like the stone barn and places like that you know, and but yeah it was great. But it's a heavy schedule, now I wouldn't be like up in Donegal one show and down in West Cork the next night or and like that if I'm in Donegal every day for a couple nights. I play like you know plus a few extra ones every year you know, almost yeah it was always great. You're busy, you recorded a single you've drive a single there which went very very, was the song written by Peter Burke she only wants to dance, yeah, and he said I have a song that might suit you like, he said and I had a listen to it and I thought was really good because I had a song off before that the one I had up before that was the thing that was called ''The mighty man from Mayo'' yes it went very well for me and this one was kind of to do with the same was kind of a Mayo song as well, I'd rather be on tour and trying to give it a bit of an annex I had a video out of it as well and it went fairly well as well.
Your earlier material has been re-released as a period of time there wasn't available
such been re-released on on the Irish music label. Yes my older stuff, it seems to be a very popular rather than some of the newer stuff, you know the older stuff seems to be requested all the time you know like The Winning Dream, and The JCB Song, The Transit Van and yes that's heavy stuff you know. That's how they're always I was indeed yes yes incredibly popular and I mean they I think that you know the JCB song will never die it's just one of those all the time it really is a classic song. I know it's amazing it's amazing my mom has been probably lucky, would since the JCB song came out and then had the transit van and the winning dream and Mary Ann, and I was going to be very lucky with her, with an old song because songs only tend to last for maybe a short time.
But my songs seemed to never die, like yes almost being a question like you know and I'd like to have something new around every year special going on to like because he there a bit of a lift as well you know and it keeps the auld name there as well you know. Oh yes definitely, but they know you have you know was it luck I think you in many respects as an artist I think you make your own luck, because I mean the songs that you've out like I mean unforgettable many of them have unforgettable tracks like My Little Honda Fifty, absolutely huge yeah that kind of gave me a new lease of life as well, journey you know I was very lucky with that song and it gives me a bit of a buzz as especially when I see people enjoying it like it gives me a real buzz all together you know. And that's why I put something at least once a year anywhere something different you know. Indeed and more recently you've been running the Monahans in Wood Green obviously shows now but I was up there for the last twelve months and in Mullins were green but not really a big music house there was more of a drinking, I was not really a big but I used to have music the weekends and I've had it clearly there and the Davits and a couple but not really a big music house but you know we would have music there, probably of a Saturday night. An Irish band like a local Irish band but yeah, I was it was okay like just to keep me hand in and just for something to do, with is all I thought I was doing before you know rice rice and yes yes you're you you don't strike me as the sort of guy that would get bored you'd always get something to do.
Someplace along the way, I don't know, this is the first time I mean I even haven't been rushing to Deardon everywhere. I'm just out walking the dog mostly, is like you know and that's that's basically it like so and I'm itching to get going again whenever that's going to be like yes as the title of the album was mad to go again. Yeah Matt was really, a does that's back a few year ago no that was reading I was a pretty popular album too and it was yeah. I've had over twenty sing at twenty a CD thousand ten DVDs you know I've been pretty lucky but now it is Jerry you couldn't give away a CD you know that's kind that's where it's gone you know at all and I download them after you know yeah those waste of time doing CDs now. Like we said you never never get your money back on them. Yes I would sell a lot of stuff at that and look at the lecture that tell them or show or concert or the flower you'd sell a bit of stuff for them kind of things all right perception that you idiot not only yes it's a no mainly the the CDs as your re-release on that label of your your earlier material.
It's a package deal of a couple of DVD a couple of you know CDs say that three CDs a DVD in together this type of thing. I think it's three CDs in that's right our music guests are music talk okay yeah they've is their copyright up here's the rights of the the under fifty DVD anyway oh that's right yes yes launder which it was a DVD one two went extremely well but she must listen it's lovely to catch up with you and at least at least you you you're out walking with the dog I mean where you're getting some exercise you know and thank you for having me on and like I say to all your listeners there it is it for everybody to stay safe and I'm sure we'll be will have it will be having some who do and this is all over indeed indeed I'm looking forward to the party already whenever it may be whatever yep yeah she was listen take care great to talk to you.
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