Last night was a memorable occasion for campaigners, canvassers and supporters with the legendary Christy Moore playing a sold out gig in support of Richard Boyd Barrett’s election campaign in Dun Laoghaire.

Richard Boyd Barrett & Christy Moore (Photo: Gerry Balfe Smyth)

In the Kingston Hotel, overlooking Dun Laoghaire harbour, songs such as Viva La Quinte Brigada and Nancy Spain written by Barney Rush from Sallynoggin, were enthusiastically received by the audience. Christy was joined on stage for a songs by singer Larry Beau and Brid Smith, People Before Profit Councillor in Dublin City Council. There was also a performance from poet Dave Lordan. In the statement yesterday Richard Boyd Boyd Barrett said ” I am thrilled that Christy has performed in support of our campaign here in Dun Laoghaire. We’ve campaigned together on a number of issues, local and national, over the years and I’m delighted he has thrown his weight in behind our efforts to win a dail seat”.