Christy Moore was born in 1945 in Newbridge, west of Dublin. After he made his way from 1966 to 1970 in the London pub and music scene, he returned to Ireland. In 1969 he brought his first solo album, Paddy on the Road, out. With some musicians who were involved in this album, he founded the band Planxty, one of the most successful Irish folk formations of the 1970s. This broke up in 1974 in favor of solo projects, and in 2004 to again briefly appear together in the early 1980s.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Christy Moore took on a large number of plates. Responsible for the successes and highlights were next to Moore famous musicians of Irish traditional and folk music scene such as Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Jimmy Faulkner and Liam Óg O'Flynn. In addition to his own projects, Moore was always with other bands on tour and in the studio, especially the he co-founded Planxty and, in the early 1980s, the rockier Moving Hearts.
In the 1990s and early 2000s it was around him at times rather quiet, especially for health reasons. However, new albums emerged.
Christy Moore's brother Barry Moore, is also known as the singer and Luka Bloom.
- Paddy on the Road (1969 )
- Prosperous (1972 )
- Whatever Tickles Your Fancy (1975 )
- Christy Moore ( 1976)
- Christy Moore Folk Collection (1973-1978) (1978 )
- The Iron Behind the Velvet ( 1978)
- Live in Dublin ( 1978)
- Christy Moore and Friends (1981 )
- The Time Has Come (1983 )
- Ride On (1984 )
- Ordinary Man (1985 )
- The Spirit of Freedom ( 1986)
- Unfinished Revolution ( 1987)
- Christy Moore ( 1988)
- Voyage ( 1989)
- The Christy Moore Collection ( 1981-91 ) ( 1991)
- Smoke and Strong Whiskey (1991 )
- King Puck ( 1993)
- Graffiti Tongue (1996 )
- The Christy Moore Collection Part 2 (1997)
- Traveller ( 2000)
- This Is the Day (2001 )
- The Box Set 1964-2004 (2004)
- Burning Times (2005)
- Live in Dublin 2006 (2006)
- Lists ( 2009)
- Folk Tale ( 2011)
- Where I Come From (2013 )