Irish tour in September/October

David Dee will embark on an Irish tour at the end of September 2013. He is already confirmed for the Westport Arts Festival on Tuesday October 1st. He will be touring with a full band…

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About the songs

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1. Cooltown train
This song is about the many people who pass through my home town and leave a lasting impression.
2. Love won’t be there
This is about the one person who changed my life and how lucky I am to have met her…
3. Where the buffalo roam
I saw these wonderful animals recently in South Dakota and they completely fascinated me. Even though man has tried to eradicate them they still flourish.
4. I’ll be home again my love
I have written traditional irish sounding songs in the past and this one is one of my favourites, loosely based on the Gathering project that brings people back home to Ireland.
5. Starfish
This is about Liam Clancy whom I spent time and played some gigs with. We played on the late late show in Ireland and drank a lot of whiskey. Fortunately not at the same time. A wonderful man…
6. Wild is the vine
My wife asked me to write a country song…so I did. It’s about my new life and new home. It is not a gardening manual!
7. Sunshine Saturday
Saturday afternoons were the happiest of my life growing up in Belfast. My mother would treat me to a pastie supper, followed by a trifle dessert and let me watch my favourite programmes. Bliss
8. Wondrous Day
Inspired by my gorgeous kids…as I strummed a few chords the sun shone brightly into the living room. My youngest said ‘Daddy every time you play that song the sun comes out’.
9. Walking with my heart
This started out as a rock song for another project but it seemed to fit the CD. I particularly like my harmonics on it.
10. Sunset Island
A few years back a lot of local kids were taking their own lives. This left a devastating effect on the community. Still does…
11. If I took a tumble
I sometimes find it hard to express myself so I would clown around a bit to the annoyance of my loved ones…
12. Every moving object
The last piece on the CD and sort of title track. I wanted a dramatic end to the album…watch out for the drums at the end!

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‘Love won’t be there’ live at the Black Box Belfast

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David Dee to play at Belfast Nashville songwriters festival

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After a successful launch of his new CD David Dee has been invited back to Belfast early next year to play at the Belfast Nashville songwriters festival. This years featured performers included Nancy Griffiths and Tom Baxter…

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New CD ‘The sun, the moon, the stars…and other moving objects’ available on iTunes/Amazon on July 17th!

CD Finished cover

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How the new album came about…

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After returning from honeymoon in South Dakota at the end of the summer 2012 David Dee Moore had unintentionally began work on a new CD. He had discovered a new creativity sparked off with his relationship with his new wife Lesley.

Some of the songs were written in his head while holidaying, others were influenced by his musical surroundings, others just needed a touch flame. David Dee had retired from the recording and writing process, preferring to play covers in his relaxed Westport, Co. Mayo on the west of Ireland environment.

All of a sudden with this new encouragement and desire he put together 20 songs in 3 months. Recording demos each day until he thought there was enough for a CD. He whittled them down to 12 and decided now was the time to recruit the best musicians he could get to to work with. There was only one place and that was his home city of Belfast where he grew up and learned his trade playing with some of Ireland’s finest talent.

David was contacted by the talented Dónal O’Connor from the band At First Light, who ran his own studio. He had heard about the project and agreed to work together initially thinking of a smaller acoustic CD. A back to basics sound…

From the very first few bars of ‘Cooltown train’ and ‘Where the Buffalo roam’ it was obvious each track needed extra flair and so more musicians were added from the initial bass and drums of Nicky Scott and Peter McKinney.

The dynamics and subtlety of John McCullough on piano and Hammond organ took the tracks to a new level. The beautiful sliding Dobro of Colin Henry was added and the soulful blues of Paul Harden helped the album to take a shape of it’s own. Country, roots or bluesy folk it now defined a part of David Dee’s songwriting.
Two songs in particular ‘Every moving object’ and ‘Love won’t be there’ needed more and so George Martin influenced strings were introduced, played wonderfully by Neil Martin and layered by Donal on viola and fiddle.

The last piece of the jigsaw was the Irish traditional musical influence brought not only from David Dee’s and Dónal’s background but the very essence of all music that seems to evolve from this side of the world.
‘The sun, the moon, the stars…and other moving objects’, an an album title given from the last track ‘Every moving object’, a feeling that capsulated David Dee’s new life and how in his world the heavens now smiled down. This CD is all about joy – a joy that should be shared.

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Welcome to David Dee’s official website!

Welcome to the official website of Irish singer/songwriter David Dee Moore. Over the coming days and weeks, we will be adding more photos, videos and lyrics for David Dee’s eagerly anticipated new album, ‘The sun, the moon, the stars… and other moving objects’. Don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts and ideas below!

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