Christy Moore is undoubtedly the country's most cherished singer of our time. His incredibly successful career as a performer spans seven decades, with a vast fanbase over many generations.

Central to his career, Christy has always been about the songs – writing and finding verse, both old and new that he first can relate to, which he then delivers to his audience with real honesty, and integrity. These includes popular song ballads such as Ride On, An Ordinary Man, City of Chicago and Lisdoonvarna.

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Watch: Christy Moore performs Lisdoonvarna on The Late Late Show

Christy is a man who cares deeply for those less fortunate than himself. He highlights the plight and injustice of those marginalised both here in Ireland and around the world. Through his songs he give those less fortunate a voice to be heard.

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Watch: Christy Moore performs They Never Came Home (Stardust Song) on The Late Late Show

Christy Moore’s success as a collaborator is without question. He is a co-founder of two of Irelands most iconic bands, Planxty and Moving Hearts. Like Christy’s solo career, these bands have had a profound and positive impact on our culture, and their words and music still stand the test of time!

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Watch: The Voyage animated with Christy Moore - RTÉ Comic Relief

After all these years, the Moore conveyer belt of songs keeps giving, with a great love and devotion to the thousands and thousands of his devoted fans. We are truly blessed having him do what he does, and we reflect that love back by presenting him this years RTÉ Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards ceremony, hosted by John Creedon and Ruth Smith, takes place at Vicar Street on Tuesday 16th November, celebrating the very best in folk music in Ireland from the past year, and featuring live performances from Christy Moore and some of this year's nominees. Tickets for the event are on sale now via www.ticketmaster.ie. If you can't be there on the night, join us live on RTÉ Radio 1 at 8pm on the evening, with a highlights programme on RTÉ One on Saturday 20th November.