Hello everyone

Hello everyone

I have just returned from a lovely holiday in Malta where I totally chilled out, it was my first visit there and I loved everything about the Island. I spent some special time with Malta’s number 1 Country Singer Marisa D.amato and that was special. I went to two of her shows and she is wonderful and so versatile, one problem, Malta doesn’t realise how special Marisa is. We had a visit to Gozo and I got to see all the beautiful buildings and sights, it was a day to remember.

The day I got home I continued back to the Big Tom Statue project and it is looking wonderful.

I often sit and ponder on times Tom and Rose and I spent together and although they have gone to Heaven I know they are together and I will always have my wonderful memories and no one can take them from me, Rest In Peace both of you.

A young man from Co. Donegal Keelan Arbuckle has just released a song I had written with my friend Joe McShane in Chicago entitled “When Big Tom Sang Gentle Mother” a song we originally had written for Big Tom himself but sadly he never got to record it so we changed it to suit Keelan as Tom thought a lot of the young man and Keelan has made it his own and I am so happy for him, it is so nice to see young talent carry on our legacy.

I will be one of the many guests at the Michael Commins C.D. Launch night in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris on the 26th June, maybe I will see some of you there.

I do hope all of my fans and friends are well and happy, enjoy these summer months, and be kind to each other as time is so special and our lives can change in the blink of an eye.

I will be in touch with you all soon.

Take care

Love always

Margo x

 

 

 

Surprise Guest at Gala Dinner Dance

A fabulous night in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran on Sunday for Sean Cuddy’s Gala Dinner Dance, it was part of a long weekend with entertainment every day and night. Sean invited me to be a surprise special guest, I really enjoyed the night. Thank you Sean for the beautiful flowers and the Genesis gifts.

Many people travelled from all over Ireland, England and Scotland for the weekend. I saw many people I had not seen for many years.

I sang a few songs including James Connolly which is requested everywhere I go, I told a few jokes and then sat down and enjoyed the evening.

Thank you Sean for inviting me.

Hot Country Awards Night

Hello everyone

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.

Take care

Love always

Margo x