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Christy Moore
The Iron Behind The Velvet


LP Vinyl




Irish Folk


The Iron Behind the Velvet' is an album recorded by Christy Moore in 1978, after the first breakup of Planxty. It was produced jointly by Brian Masterson and Moore, and recorded and mixed at Lombard and Keystone Studios, Dublin. It features Christy's brother Barry Moore (Luka Bloom) on guitar & vocals, as well as Planxty's Andy Irvine on mandolin, bouzouki, vocals and more. Also appearing are Noel Hill on concertinas, Tony Linnane on fiddle, Gabriel McKeon on Uilleann pipes, Jimmy Faulkner on guitars and Rosemary Flanagan on cello.


1. Patrick Was a Gentleman - Christy Moore
2. The Sun Is Burning - Christy Moore
3. Morrissey and the Russian Sailor - Christy Moore
4. The Foxy Devil - Christy Moore
5. Three Reels: The Newly Mowed Meadow/Farrell O'Gara's Reel/No Name Reel - Christy Moore
6. Trip to Jerusalem - Christy Moore
7. Three Reels: Tommy Coen's/The Youngest Daughter/Flax in Bloom - Christy Moore
8. Patrick's Arrival - Christy Moore
9. Gabriel McKeon's - Christy Moore
10. Dunlavin Green - Christy Moore
11. Joe McCann - Christy Moore
12. John O'dreams - Christy Moore