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SEP
23
2016

Zoë Hoggan, UK

I was introduced to the Waterboys at the age of 7, this being about 1992. My primary school teacher Miss Bellas, whom I adored for her free-spirited nature and enthusiasm, would allow us half and hour a week listening to music, on the mat, through headphones. She had a passion for the Waterboys and I remember hearing Whole of The Moon for the first time, and loving it. A few months ago I stumbled across them again and sampled more of their music. These days I can't get You in The Sky out og my head...amazing gem of a song...


SEP
12
2016

Nigel stopforth , Uk

Having been a waterboys for more years than I can remember and seeing them in concert last time in Portsmouth this time last year I've just purchased fisherman's blues on vinyl from 2cnd hand shop not a scratch on it. ..what an amazing album it is even compared to cd u can hee spiddal in the background amazing


AUG
30
2016

Grzegorz, Poland

Yes, I am slightly in delay in sharing my impression with You ,
but I was at the concert in Warsaw finally !!!
And it was simply amazing, what I enjoyed went much beyond anyone could expect.
I've been living Your music since 1983 when a girl called johnny was released.
I remember those days in communist country when only music from outside the wall make you believe that the world could be different.
Many thanks for all years with Your music and ... see You at a concert.


AUG
24
2016

José Eduardo Silva , Portugal

You are the best


AUG
15
2016

Miquel Pujol Garcia, Catalonia

You are inspiration for me in hard moments. I would like see you in direct...


AUG
15
2016

Harry Schets, Netherlands

Back form Japan, no luck for me...did not see any artistic things I would like to see (see message from ages ago). But great country!!
JP Pop!! And Scored the exclusive Bob Dylan Promo with 4 songs...Well..great!! Greetings from the lowlands.


AUG
05
2016

Liam thomas, Italy

Hey guys,i just started listening to your music and i'm already in love with it!!
I hope you'll come to Italy very soon ;)


JUL
24
2016

Glenn, Australia

Australia is a great place to honeymoon and also play a few tunes. Congrats. Hope to see you here soon,. All the best.


JUL
10
2016

Fien

Bospop festival yesterday:
great new song about N-ASS-H-VILLE!


JUL
08
2016

john trautt, Ireland

Got a ticket for a fan for Killarney on SUNDAY.Free to a good home call 0868293750--need to be able to pick up near Longford.


JUL
08
2016

john trautt, Ireland

Got a ticket for Killarney on Sunday---free to a fan who can pick it up near Longford.


JUL
05
2016

Rodrigo Pedrin, México

I would like to know if you are planning touring in USA?. I live in México but I can travel to California. Sorry, my english is awful

Saludos!
Un gran pinchi abrazo!!!

Webteam writes:

Hello Rodrigo,

Currently there are not any shows scheduled in the US, but the band does tour there.

Please sign up for our 'news updates' on this site to ensure you'll be notified direct by email the next time US dates are confirmed.

Love,
Paige



JUL
01
2016

Gail A. Williams, United States

I am somewhat mortified that I was ignorant of Mike and The Waterboys until very recently, when I tumbled into love upon hearing "Fisherman's Blues" during the ending scene of an episode of the CBC series "Republic of Doyle." How could I have missed you in the 80s and 90s? Perhaps your music never got as far as some of the places I was teaching.

Well, I feel blessed to have found Mike and The Waterboys, even this late (I'm 70),and have purchased (digitally) the first "Best Of" album, several individual songs. and "An Appointment with W.B. Yeats." I especially love "White Bird," "Wandering Angus," and "The Faery's Last Song." I have also gotten my 46 year old son listening, especially after listening to Mike, in an interview, being a wee bit critical of 80s music, as my son once asked, rhetorically, "what the f*** were we listening to in the 80s."

Thank you so much for your wonderful music and poetry, and for setting Yeats to your music (love the duets with Katie)..

Blessings on all,
Gail


JUL
01
2016

john lloyd, Thailand

Call me nutts! but i would love to now if mike likes/ admires Leonard cohen ? well spike?

Webteam writes:

Hello John,

Yes, Mike is a fan of Leonard Cohen.

Love,
Paige



JUL
01
2016

Wayne Coll, USA

Mike, Congratulations on your engagement. I hope this brings you lifelong happiness as you have provided to your U.S. Fans through your emotional and inspiring music. Best ,Wayne


JUN
26
2016

Greenmantle

I find it difficult to believe that it has been 30 years since there was a Golden Day. I did not see the band play at Glastonbury in the summer of 1986 instead I heard them on a Radio 2 "in concert" broadcast, in the days when Radio 1 was broadcast on AM and Radio 2 in stereo on FM. Up until then my soul and imagination had been stirred up by 3 albums, culminating in the final version of the big music but so far I had yet to see the band live. Hearing them on that broadcast in my bedroom made up my mind, this was a band I had to see live, the power, the verve, the noise and the soul, what a wild and holy band!

It took a further 3 years before this happened.

The first being at the Barrowland in 1989, the 30th of December. I have never seen so many people packed into the Barrowland - what a night of unbelievable emotion. Since then I have managed to see The Waterboys and Mike Scott several times, the Pavilion and the Garage being 2 great "solo" shows. The gig at the Garage was memorable, with 2 drunken eejits trying to get backstage by claiming to be reporters from Q magazine, just flown up from London to interview Mike.

Skip forward a few years and a there have been a few more great albums, a fantastic book and some unbelievable concerts, especially when Anthony and Trevor decided to revisit the team, pity about the Ruffian though. There have been some great and soulful members of The Waterboys over the years delighting everyone with their fire and skill.

Finally I am at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow with yet another fantastic line up, whooping with delight as the Clash are name checked - another great band that fired up my imagination and my sense of politics- though I was too young to have seen them at their peak in the late 70's at the Apollo - it was good to hear Mike acknowledge them as an influence.

The next night at the Barrowland was equally as impressive from the guys and I am sure that they all left Glasgow with a sense of being appreciated and loved after 2 passionate shows.

As I say what a band, and I here I am again, after all these years, looking forward to seeing them live again, this time at Kelvingrove where hopefully I'll get to see them and once again they will delight all us waterpeople with their soulful brand of Celtic rock.


JUN
25
2016

Eliane, australia

Wonderful news about Mike's engagement to Megumi! Congratulations!!

May Love and Light and Laughter fill all your days together.
May you never know fear or sorrow.
Every blessing to you both and may you dance daily to the rhythm of Joy.

As always, my best to all the band and thanks for the music that lifts and strengthens the soul.

Love to all, eliane


JUN
24
2016

Harry, Netherlands

Some good news about BREXIT...
Dutch radio played OLD ENGLAND...is dying...
And many more good music...Should I Stay Or Should I go...etc....


JUN
17
2016

Phill Raddenbury, Cornwall

From tuning in in 83 to standing in the pit in front of the stage at Tunes in the Dunes you have given me nothing but genuine pleasure. It was an honour to meet you all again, the last time was in Findhorn in a different life. Thank you does not cover 33 years but it is heartfelt and with true love of being blinded by your brilliance.


JUN
16
2016

Glenn, Australia

My ultimate concert line up in no order.
Beatles ( no longer possible but have been to Paul Macca concert)
Niel Young ( have been to all concerts in Melbourne)
Simon and Garfunkel (saw them back in 1981 I think)
Crosby Stills and Nash ( have seen them 3 times)
Bob Dylan (seen once)
The Waterboys ( never seen). I know this is my fault but would love to see you in concert. Australia calls.


JUN
15
2016

Henrik, Norway

I LOST MY FOOT, BUT FOUND MY SOUL
Dear Mr. Scott,
I am a 45 years old man from Norway and would just like to thank you for your wonderful music and let you know how it has helped me through the toughest challenge of my life. I have been a fan for over 25 years and I am proud to say your music has a prominent place in my otherwise modest collection of CDs, but it’s only after my recent traumatic experience, that I have fully learned to appreciate it.
Five weeks ago I had a terrible accident which led to the amputation of my right foot and lower leg. I am an active man, father of three wonderful kids, has a busy job (thankfully in an office) and have been re-building our house for the last five years. So loosing my right foot was not part of my plan. Anyway, since waking up after the emergency surgery, I have been filled with an intense, radiant, feeling of love and gratitude. In the first days and weeks, I listened a lot to your music and even if it’s very familiar to me, I found it to speak to me in a totally new way. Your lyrics came alive, touched me more than ever and made me cry as I finally understood. I could go on forever, quoting your lyrics and describe how your music became the soundtrack of my recovery and what has turned in to a profound change in mentality, inner life and how I view and approach the world. I would go as far as saying my accident was a blessing in disguise, that I lost my foot, but found my soul. And your music was the catalyst in this process.
My own words and language become blunt and clumsy, so instead I borrow yours. No-one can describe the love I feel for my beloved wife as you do in She is so beautiful. She is a vision of beauty and truly has a beautiful soul, she is like a song, like a ray of light, like children praying, like harps and bells and cymbals playing. Throughout this traumatic experience, she has been my rock in the weary land. I hope it also brings a smile to your face that I declared my love for her 22 years ago with a good old tape with song about a man in love and he was me.
As an anglophile/lover of all things British, which also led to me and my family living 4 years in UK, I have visited Glastonbury and will for sure going back to the green hill one fine day. Cause I just found God where he always was. Dream harder came out during the days I first met my wife, so these songs will always be special for me. We met in Bergen, where we both went to study, so this town is where the new life started, we prepared to fly under our own steam and we never felt so great since going west.
These last weeks a lot of people have helped me, fantastic doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, orthopedic engineers, friends, family and colleagues. The outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming and makes me want to bring them all into my heart.
As you understand your music has been with me for a long time, but it’s not until now I understood that I have heard THE big music. I have always liked it, but that was the river, this is the sea. To me, you are the one who saw the whole of the moon. For that, I am forever grateful. So imagine my joy when I in my sick bed discovered you are playing in Norway this summer, and in my neighbour town! I booked tickets for me and my wife right away. She was a bit worried it would be too soon, but I told her I would be there in a wheelchair if that is what it takes. Looking forward to seeing and hearing you live for the first time August 4th at Notodden Bluesfestival.
Been a long way to the light, thank you for helping me find it and for making the soundtrack to my life.


JUN
13
2016

Sandra, U.K.

Thank you for giving up your time for photos etc for me and my daughter Emmeline, at the Wychwood Festival. I have loved your music from the start- listening to your albums on tapes on my Walkman as a student in Edinburgh in the 80s. I studied Archaeology and spent 6 weeks "digging" in the Western Isles-an amazing backdrop for those songs! 30 years on and Emmeline is now a fan and can "see" your music online- hence her adoration of Brother Paul! Thank you for helping us make some fantastic memories over the years and especially at Wychwood.


JUN
12
2016

Renato Gomes, Brazil

The Waterboys & Mike Scott changed completely all the way I view music. I have known the band in a short time ago, but it was already sufficient for do that. Many thanks. Renato Gomes, 30y old.


JUN
12
2016

Marcin, Poland

Mike,
Thank You for Your's gig in Warsaw.
It was poignant expirience for me .
I'm Your fan since I has heard The WHOLE OF THE MOON in 1991.
Please come back .


JUN
08
2016

Glenn, Australia

I cannot but lament. Ohh the tyranny of distance. I am sorry that I missed your show in 2015. Please come back.


JUN
06
2016

Han Vermaat, The Netherlands

It was the best show at Retropop, Emmen. We enjoyed it very much.


JUN
06
2016

Agata, Poland

Any moment now!!! I am waiting in Progresja Warsaw!


JUN
06
2016

Agata, Poland

Dziekuje Ci Man! Mike you are the best! Love you guys! The best concert ever!!!


JUN
05
2016

Sternik with Leedusia, Poland

THIS IS THE THE DAY! The Waterboys in Warsaw, Poland! We waiting for this moment in our country since 2000.

See you on stage! Great!!!

Light!


JUN
02
2016

Richard, Netherlands

I 'm a big fan of you and am glad to see you again on Retropop Saturday, June 4th . My girlfriend and I have a favorite love song namely " Trumpets " but I 've never heard you play it live.
See you saterday..greetings
Richard and Hilda




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