It's hard not to take notice of Rory's fight with his health on this video as he is quite evidently not a well man at this stage, however it should be remembered that Cork was often the final venue of an extensive tour when Rory would wind down and spend some time back in his home town.
He plays with all the panache one would expect and his home crowd are appreciative if a little subued, fans weren't getting any younger either. All the favourites are here with an especially great version of 'Tattoo'd Lady' and the solo 'Out on the Western Plain'. Mark Feltham looked a little distracted at times but Gerry McAvoy worked feverishly to get the audience going. The band have always been tight and sensitive to the fact that it's Rory they've paid to see. That is not meant to devalue them or their sensational playing.
If you don't own a video/DVD of Rory in concert then perhaps check out Irish Tour first or Montreux, both are excellent. Live in Cork can be difficult when one is fully aware that Rory would not be with us long after this recording and at times he does look uncomfortable but, as always, the music is top notch and Rory delivers.