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Colm Gallagher: Guestbook

Danny Gallagher (no relation)

July 29, 2016

Hi Colm
my father James (Jim) Gallagher from 66 Iona Villas sends on his regards and hopes you're keeing well!?

Michael McOsker

January 28, 2016

Hello, Colm.
You woudn't know me as we only spoke once or twice and very briefly in Molly Malones around the time of the Hunger Strike.
I've come across a 45 of yours that I got at that time. I like it very much, but would be happy to give it to you now. For all I know, you've run out of any of the ones you might have had. It's "The Right Honourable Bobby Sands" and "If I Could Talk to Francis Hughes". It's undamaged, but has no cover (if ever it had). Good songs both. You'd be right to be proud.
-Michael McOsker

Murphy Grimes

December 20, 2015

Just a note to say that I really enjoy your music and was wondering about a song of yours Tommy Makem told me about many years ago with Queen Vic being eaten by the Loch Ness monster. Some friends and I would love to see you live, do you have any gigs scheduled for the metropolitan New York, New Jersey area?

Janet Cornwell

August 19, 2015

Hello, old friend! Glad to see you have some presence on the Internet. I'd love to be in touch; I promise not to bother you too much! Let me know where you are and I'll send you a copy of a weird and presumptive little trad CD some friends and I put together years ago. Wishing you well!

Mark Collier

July 19, 2015

Hello Colm.

I loved listening to you at Molly Malone's and Ireland 32 many years ago. Would love to again if there's ever an opportunity.. Thank you for the memories and many hours of enjoyment. Wishing you all the best.

Mark Collier

ross murray

April 23, 2015

hi colm,

hope all is well. we are working on a project of irish music with irish schools (gaelscoils) and could love to record a version of "reel in the flickering light" as gaelige. dunno if i should speak with yourself or maybe i should contact imro about permission and a fee? any info would be a great help...take care...slàn ross

Kathy and John Smithlin

March 16, 2015

Where has the time passed? We haven't seen you for over 30 years!

Terry Murphy

February 28, 2015

Hello! You should post a discogrophy of all your recordings-re-release them on CD, 45's etc, trying to track them all down!! I want the whole collection! Thanks! Terry


August 18, 2014

Colm, Hi, it's me from Poetry class. I really am enjoying your album. First off, the musicianship is amazing! The ballads, particularly "Bella Marie" and "Sunsets of Gold" are beautiful. "Reel in ..." and "Silver Star" are so charming. Hope you keep writing and performing. I'm sure I echo everyone in the class in thinking you should do poetry readings.
Sláinte agus táinte!

Charlie King

June 11, 2014

dear colm sorry it's taken me so long to find you. some years ago i recorded "reel in the flickering light" so i owe you money. drop me a line so i can send a royalty statement & a check. you can view the recording at this link:

Robbie Dunn

March 6, 2014

Hey Colm Hope all is well. Just listening to some of your songs I really enjoyed them where about are you based. I am here in sunny Brisbane Australia I am a songwriter myself. drop me a line if you like maybe catch up on Skype Thanks Robbie

Joseph Donnelly son of James

August 30, 2013

digging thru a box of old lps and found you. I'm living with my brother John( his kids are grown and in college and he and Ginger are divored) out in Highland near Redlands. Maggie and Al are in Eugene Or. Bridget passed away about 4 years ago Auntie Alice is the last of the old timmers left in the US (I exclued myself and Maggie.)......all the best, your cousin, Joe

Jo-Ellen Bosson

December 1, 2011

Hi - Many years ago I happened to be visiting Gordon Bok, when he played me a song he'd taped, of Tommy Makem singing over the telephone. It was 'I Held a Lady.' I thought Tommy had written it, but now his son thinks that you did. Whichever of you did it, I am dying to know if it was written in the style of Gaelic poetry?

It's a marvelously clever lyric, but after reading a little bit about the requirements of ancient Irish poetry, with all the alliteration and internal rhyme, I wonder if that was the point? Anything you can tell me would be appreciated. Thanks, Jo-Ellen

Sandra Gallagher

September 17, 2011

The reel th the flickering light. Pure class. Its a real dream song, the imagary Love it. :-)

Chris Anderson

August 18, 2011

What a brilliant guy that Colm is. All the best to you my friend.

Myron Myers

July 24, 2011

Hi Colm, I came across an LP you once gave me when you took a few voice lessons with me a LA around 1975. Glad to know you're still singing. It's now my 31st year at Northern Illinois University outside Chicago. All best! Myron

Éamonn Gavin

March 21, 2011

Well, Hello There Colm! It's been a long, long time - countries, continents, even, have intervened! I think it's probably FIFTY years!!! Delighted to see your success: I only knew of "Reel in the F'ing Light", which is magical, but now I can follow up on your successes! Many, many, many very, very, very Happy Memories of the Villas, Portrane, etc., etc. Please give me a shout if/when you see this. I would LOVE to hear from you. BTW, my daughter, Catherine, is in Vegas next week on biz, so it will be nearly like the Gallaghers and the Gavins touching base again. A LOT of water under that thar bridge......!! Very Best Love and Wishes from Dublin, Éamonn.

Siobhan O'Mochain Breathnach

February 14, 2011


June Caldwell

February 9, 2011

Hi Colm,

How are you? What are you doing to get radio airplay for your current release? That's what we do at Bryan Farrish Radio Promotion! Artists, bands and labels hire us to help them get national radio airplay and charting in the U.S. and Canada. I'd be happy to send you some details in an email if you like, just tell me the best email address to send them to. Also, if you send a hard copy of your latest CD over to me at the mailing address below (with attn: June) I will forward you some feedback on the music- but we do need the actual CD as opposed to a link or MP3. Let me know what you think!

Musically Yours,

June Caldwell
Promotion Consultant
Bryan Farrish Radio Promotion
1828 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90404


January 11, 2011

have enjoyed your music these many years from molly's to 32 keep well !

Terry Murphy

December 20, 2010

Your entire catalog should be issued! I know it cost a lot to do that. Any backers out there? We could start a fund!

John Camp

December 6, 2010

Used to listen to you 20 years ago at Ireland's 32. Great times! Still have two cassette copies of "Voices of the Children in the night" but they are in sorry shape! Would love to purchase new copies if they exist, particularly of "Hi There, It's Me Again", "In China", "Round Liverpool Town", "Drop Your Tears On A Silver Star", & "Ginny Got the Fella From Islandrow". Great songs that I would love to hear again! Glad to hear you're still writing and playing. Take care!

Terry Murphy

November 4, 2010

Thanks for '"Morgan's Organ and "Shiney Penny" I will buy the new CD! Thanks Colm!

Ken O'Malley

October 25, 2010

What can I say Colm, unlike Ronnie Delaney....I'm only trottin' after ye ! Fantastic CD....with great respect...Ken

Terry Murphy

September 16, 2010

My Single of Morgan's Organ had an accident. Can anyone help with a new copy?

ella forte

September 12, 2010

Hi Colm this is cousin ella from bellmore long island we have lost touch i have moved to mooresville north carolina have been in touchwith deidre mooney on facebook happy you are doing well luv

Murphy Grimes

August 31, 2010

At last success, I have been trying to locate you for years. (found Jimmy Hoffa twice and Amelia Earhart but you have proven very difficult indeed)
Seriously Tommy Makem mentioned you in a conversation and said he had no idea of how to contact you. So I have been on my search.
Simply put I really like your music and would love to hear more, do you have any recordings available aside from the ones by Makem and Clancy, and Christy Moore?
If you do please let me know and if you are planning any shows back east.
I have spoken to numerous people that would love the chance to hear you too.

Jean O'Sullivan

August 11, 2010

Hi Colm, would love to get hold of a recording of "If you want to keep the beer cold..." we did back in the 70s with me on background vocals. You may have re-recorded it since as I see it's on a recent album. Will try to call for a chat sometime. Now living in Paris,France if you're ever passing through... best, Jean o'S.

Terry Murphy

July 31, 2010

Love his songs. I have 3 LP's and a single of his from the 1970's.I would like to get his whole catalog. Could someone post a discography? Cheers! Terry

nelson katz

July 31, 2010

I would like to know how I could download some of his songs. Met him at the irish faire in studio city, ca ( i think tho it might have been arcadia, ca) Is he still appearing in the u s? if so, where and when

Karen Klausner Chute

July 12, 2010

Spent many a wonderful night at Molly's listening to Colm. He was a wonderful discovery when I was doing research for my book on the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem. Wish I knew where I could hear Colm again!

corrigan brothers

June 20, 2010

Colm, I think Reel in the flickering light is the most amazing image intense song ever written- can you tell me how you wrote it- what inspired you- I adore it!

Ger Corrigan

Mary White

May 24, 2010

I just love Colm Gallagher. He's such an amazing songwriter. Great to work with.