What a fabulous night in the Mullingar Park Hotel for the “Hot Country Awards” There was so much talent on stage, some newcomers to the music business which is so good to see. Myself, Philomela Begley, Mary Duff, Bernie Heaney, Trudi Lawler, Lisa McHugh, Nathan Carter, Jimmy Buckley, Derek Ryan, Declan Nerney, Marc Roberts, Crystal Swing and many other artists, all received an Award for their contribution to the music business.
I was honoured to receive two Awards, “Irish Country Music Hall Of Fame & Celebrating 50 Years In The Music Business” and “Album, D.V.D. & Book Combination “Promise And The Dream”
I was so happy that my cousin Oliver Bracken from Bayonne, New Jersey and his brother and sisters were my guests on the night. Thank you Oliver for making my night extra special.
I am going to Fatima with Sr. Consilio from “Cuan Mhuire”, it is a place where I have not been to so I will look forward to going there. That will be special to be in the company of Sr. Consilio.
It is hard to believe that my Mam’s first Anniversary is in a few weeks, it has been hard for me, I don’t seem to be able to come to terms with her passing, I never thought it would be so hard and I miss her so much.( R.I.P) We were so close and she confided in me about everything. We would talk five and six times a day, every day. I miss those phone calls and the chats.
I know that we all have lost loved ones sometime in our lives, and what an empty place that can leave. Time is a great healer, and that just what it takes, time.
I am only doing a few concerts this year to finish off my 50th Anniversary year. That is all I am able to do for health reasons.
I will keep you up to date with any news I have.