When Moving Hearts reformed in 2007 after an absence of 20 years their series of sold out concerts in Dublin's’ Vicar Street were described as “Breathtaking and Powerful” One reviewer of the subsequent Rubyworks DVD said “This is one of the most spirited and mind blowing performances ever captured on film.”
Moving Hearts started playing together in Dublin's Baggot Inn, in February 1981. That first line-up comprised Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, Declan Sinnott, Eoghan O'Neill, Brian Calnan, Keith Donald and Davy Spillane.
The band attracted huge attention for its blending of the varied musical influences of its members; as well as its commentary in the songs sung by Christy Moore on issues of concern in the areas of human rights and political skullduggery.
The bands line-up for these special appearance at the National Concert Hall will include a stellar roster of many of Ireland’s finest musicians: Donal Lunny bouzouki , Davy Spillane uilleann pipes and low whistles, , Keith Donald sax and bass clarinet, Eoghan O’Neill bass, Noel Eccles percussion, Anthony Drennan guitars, Liam Bradley drums, Graham Henderson keyboards and special guest Mick Hanly vocals.