Christy Moore to play six shows at Vicar Street in December and January 2 years ago

Christy Moore to play six shows at Vicar Street in December and January

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 29 August.

Irish lyricist, musician and wordsmith Christy Moore will perform six shows in Dublin's Vicar Street later this year.

The Kildare native returns with a new album – to a venue where he has performed almost 200 times – to give people a taste of nostalgia in the run-up to Christmas.

The new piece, entitled On The Road, is a collection of his most popular songs which span over several decades of entertaining. Moore has spent two years compiling the album, which contains 24 songs recorded at 17 venue – including three tracks from Vicar Street.

He will be performing tracks from the album on the 10, 11, 17 18 of December 2018 and 2 and 3 of January 2019.

Tickets – which go on sale from 9am on Wednesday 29 August – are priced between €40 and €50. They can be purchased online on Ticketmaster as well as all other usual outlets.

One of Ireland's most compelling and inspirational musicians to date, Christy Moore boasts a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as a true Irish icon.

His name hit headlines earlier in the year when he powerfully explained why he supported a Yes vote in the Eighth Amendment.