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Moya on NBC's Today Show

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:56 pm
by gregoing
What a great (short, but still great) interview/performance. Al Roker, the host, talked a bit about Moya and Clannad before having her and Cormac perform a verse and chorus of Down By the Sally Gardens.

One thing I really appreciated about this interview was that they put value on Moya's music without mentioning Enya. I feel that many interviewers try to validate Moya by mentioning Enya, which is sad and unfortunate. So this interview was very, very nice, and a good plug for Moya and for Heart Strings.

Congrats, Moya!

(Can you believe she did a concert in England the night before, and she'll do another one the night after?)

-Greg

P.S.: For all Moya's U.S. fans, Moya mentioned would be here in May!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:00 pm
by Grania
Wow, with all the stuff about it on the main website I thought it was going to be a full concert or something :shock: Was that all?

Ah well, glad it was good....I think Moya deserves a night off now!!!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:39 pm
by Dab051176
If anyone wants to have a look, the clip has been uploaded to YouTube now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywuaGs0eHu4

Much easier to find than on the NBC website!

Happy St. Patrick's Day for tomorrow to one and all! :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:46 pm
by Anya
I just tried to watch the video but it says it's no longer available. I wish I had gotten a chance to catch this.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:52 pm
by Luned
that's strange... I still can access it on youtube... maybe try again a bit later, Anya?

it's short but lovely - thanks for the link, Dave! :) I love Moya's accent and I haven't heard it in quite a while...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:06 pm
by Dab051176
Luned wrote:that's strange... I still can access it on youtube... maybe try again a bit later, Anya?

it's short but lovely - thanks for the link, Dave! :) I love Moya's accent and I haven't heard it in quite a while...


Very strange, YouTube works fine for me too. Anya, as you're in the US, you might be able to get at it via the Today Show website. There's a box in the middle of the page with "More from Today" on it. If you click on the video link, you'll get a list of thumbnail pictures, one of which has Moya on it. I haven't been able to check this out, as my computer's playing up a bit, but presumably if you click on it, you should get to see the clip. Either that, or as Luned says, it may be worth giving YouTube a try later.

Luned - tá failte romhat!!!! :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:01 am
by PierreC
Got in on tape but it wasnt worth it.

I mean we saw Moya about a minute out of a 2 hours show !!

She talked for 30 seconds and sang for 30 more seconds.

No big deal, i was expecting a lot more.

One thing i liked was when Moya mentionned she will be in North America in may..

Thats closer to my home ! :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:41 am
by admin
here's the link to the Today Show website with Moya's segment
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/29717630#29718398

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:55 am
by Hester
Really cool!!! I love to hear Sally Gardens live! And I so like that sort of spontaneous settings and interviews! And look at the interviewer floating and dreaming away on the music, excellent! :mrgreen: :lol: Like you referred to Greg, it really does Moya justice! :D

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:23 am
by Dab051176
admin wrote:here's the link to the Today Show website with Moya's segment
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/29717630#29718398


Thanks Admin,

Sorry my explanation was so long winded, folks. That'll teach me to try and do things at 11pm after a long day at work!!! :lol: :lol: Hope you get to see it anyway!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:51 am
by Susann
Thanks Admin and Happy St. Patrick's Day :lol: :lol: :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:44 pm
by jpanarese
I was a little disappointed that the interview was so short and there was only one song sang. Still, it was a great performance and nice exposure for Moya in the states. I hope she is close enough to see in May.

Happy Saint Patrick's day to all

John

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:37 pm
by Grania
Not nearly enough, but still OK :) Not sure about the 'small Irish town of Donegal' bit, but ok :lol:

Nice to see those harps out as well.....why do I have a feeling that the other pair were in England at the time? :lol:

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:35 am
by A_S
Oh, I knew that those harps looked familiar! Sorry, some of you will understand my interest in which harps are being played when. I point to the pedal harp thread as evidence of that. 8)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:30 am
by cantilena91
Short it may be, but very sweet anyway -thanks so very much admin!!

Suvi