As regulars know we are big fans of Fermanagh great Pat McManus down marlbank way, the spiritual home of the site high near Cuilcagh indeed not far from Pat's heartlands of Derrylin and Teemore. Pat in turn nearly always pays tribute to Gary Moore, one of Ireland's greatest ever bluesicians with 'Belfast Boy' when he can play clubs with his trio.
It's incredible, breaking music-news today, that Moore who died young, only 58 in 2011, is currently resting at no. 1 in the new jazz and blues chart just published with How Blue Can You Get. The album includes previously unreleased songs from Gary's back catalogue including 4 originals, Elmore James, Sonny Thompson, Memphis Slim and BB King numbers (including the title track aka 'Downhearted'). Out, see link, on Provogue/Mascot