LISTEN: Sligo musician Seamie O’Dowd remembers the late Thom Moore

Musicians in Sligo are among those nationwide paying tribute to the late Thom Moore.

The late singer-song-writer died on St. Patrick’s day at the age of 74.

Originally from California in the United States, he came to Ireland in the 1970s where he settled for many years in Sligo and kept a very strong and close connection with the area throughout his life.

Sligo musician Seamie O’Dowd was a close friend and said Thom Moore had a great influence not only on him but on many other young aspiring musicians in the county and beyond.

He wrote many well-known songs such as ‘Caroline Rua‘ and ‘Cavan Girl‘ as well as ‘The Scholar‘ also known as ‘The Train to Sligo‘.

Paying tribute to him today, Seamie said that Thom often joked that his songs were more famous that he was.

Seamie spoke to Claire Mulcahy in Strandhill earlier today about Thom’s influence: