Planxty as good as ever?

Jan 21st, 2005   2:33 am

Having spent as long getting out of Dublin (granted, it was peak hour) as it took us to travel from the airport to Belfast, making us late for Luka Bloom support, and the start of the Planxty concert, I can still say it was well worth it, the half we did see. It was great music, banter and craic .. and the Waterfront in Belfast is a lovely auditorium, albeit a little big for this intimate affair.

Christy Moore summed it up when he said it was great to see the hall full, even though most people there never saw the original band live. I like lots of different types of music (and not just old fogey stuff!!), but this was truely a fine rendition of Irish tradtitional music. It was clear to see the lads were mainly there for the music, and not the money.

I’d highly recommend a Planxty concert to those anyway interested in that type of music. If you do travel to Belfast, though, be sure to bring good directions, as relying on signage is not an option (and of course, if male, you’re not allowed to ask for directions!).