Hello everyone

Hi Folks

Just to touch base again with all of you, and I hope all is good.

I have had a quiet time since I last connected with you all and indeed it is good to take time and reflect on one’s life and I have done exactly that.

I have spent the past while helping my friend Big Tom get his songs ready for a new .C.D. and I have enjoyed spending time with him and his wife Rose.

I am also busy with the project of the Big Tom Statue which will be erected next year in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, that will be a big day.

As we listen to songs for Tom it gives me an urge to think about recording a new C.D. of my own which I thought would not happen but one never knows, so although I don’t tour any more I may record again, who knows!  Another duet with Big Tom would be wonderful.

On October 18th I am going to Ballyliffin in Donegal to sing at a Charity Concert for the folk who were harmed by the storm and floods, and I am going to sing a few songs at the Michael Commins Show in the Salthill Hotel, Galway in November so I will be looking forward to seeing some of you then.

I have just returned from America where I spent two weeks with friends and relations and it is always special to catch up with everyone, an added bonus to my holiday, the weather was fabulous.

All of you take care of each other

Until the next time.

Love always

Margo x

 

 

 

Castleblayney Show

On Monday 7th August I will be opening  the Annual Castleblayney Show in Blackhill. There is something for everyone, music, shows, stalls, flowers etc, so come along and join in the fun. Last year I joined Big Tom when he cut the ribbon to open the show. Let’s hope the weather is good as it makes such a difference to the day if the sun is shining.

Hope you are all keeping well

Take care

Love always

Margo x

Hello everyone

Hi Folks

Just want to say hello to everyone and hope you are all keeping well.

I seem to be so busy with one thing and another that the time just seems to fly by.

By now you will have heard my recordings with Ciaran Rosney and Big Tom, both have become so popular it seems unreal after all these years and sometimes I wish I was out there touring again but I am greatful to have what I have and pleased that people still love real Country Music.

I am taking life easy and enjoy singing a few songs now and then.

I will keep Shirley updated on all that is happening and I know she will keep you all informed.

Enjoy the summer and take care,

Love always

Margo x

 

 

Muckno Mania Festival

The Muckno Mania Festival is in full swing this weekend, so much going on, parades, a firework show at Lough Muckno last night, fairy trails for the children, it will be a busy weekend. Sunday is always a great day
with stalls, bouncy castles, entertainment of all kinds.
Muckno Mania takes place every year with a different theme each time, so many people are involved in the running of it and work so hard throughout the year to make it a success.
The shops in the town dress their windows so  colourful and pretty
and take so much time and pride in doing so, it is such a pleasure to walk down the Main Street of Castleblayney and take time to view each shop front. Well done to all of those involved from children to adults.
This is my home town and I am proud to be living in this community who have taken me in to their hearts as one of their own.

 

Big Tom and Margo duet “A Love That Lasted Through The Years”

Big Tom & Margo – A Love That's Lasted Through The Years

Hi folks, I have had a lot of special things that have taken place in my music career and this recording with Big Tom McBride is up there at the top of my list of "specials". This recording as they say is all homegrown from the composer Shunie Cramsey a native Donegal man and a wonderful writer with a wonderful flow of words and music to the true King of Country Music. Singing with Tom is the icing on the cake of my career. I hope everyone enjoys what this special song is all about.Love always, Margo."A Love That's Lasted Through The Years" is out now, you can stream or download it from here http://smarturl.it/BigTomMargo

Posted by Margo – The Girl From Donegal on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Late Late with Big Tom

Myself and Big Tom were thrilled to be on the Late Late show on Friday 26th May on R.T.E. to sing our one and only ever duet.
I have had a lot of special things that have taken place in my music career and this recording with Big Tom McBride is up there at the top of my list of “Specials”. This recording as they say is all homegrown from the composer Shunie Cramsey a native Donegal man and a wonderful writer with a wonderful flow of words and music to the true King of Country Music. Singing with Tom is the icing on the cake of my career. I hope everyone enjoys what this special song is all about.
Love always
Margo

Late Late Country Show

Hello Everyone

What a great night we all had at the Late Late Country Show last Friday.  Hosted by Ryan Tubridy it was a night to remember and cherish.

So many artists appeared on the night, with a special appearance from Charlie Pride, Charlie Lansborough and Big Tom.  I was really honoured to take part in the Country Show.

I am looking forward to Monday 1st May in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny where I will be joining Sean Cuddy and a host of singers for what will be a great night of entertainment and fun.

Tuesday 2nd May I will be appearing at the Hot Country Awards in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co. Cavan, another night not to be missed.

Wednesday 10th May in the Clonmel Park Hotel, Tipp F.M’s. Premier Country Music Concert will be in full swing starting at 8.00 p.m. I will be one of the many artists that will be entertaining that night.

These few dates are all I have planned for now.

Not much news from me at the moment.

Take care

Love always

Margo x

Hello everyone

Hi Everbody

Just keeping in touch and letting you know I am alive and kicking.

I had the great pleasure on the 24th February of doing a Concert in The Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin way up in my native Co. Donegal and it was wonderful to be able to give money from the show to Cancer and M.S.

Last night 6th March I sang at a Remembrance Concert  in Co. Tyrone for the wonderful Singer Gene Stuart who passed away last year. Gene was a true gentleman and  a great and loyal friend.

A host of Artists took part, Philomena Begley, Brian Coll, T.R.Dallas, Tony Allen, Muriel Day, Mike Denver and the big man himself Big Tom and many more. Michael Commins from Midwest Radio was also  there, it was hosted by Fr. Brian Darcy and Hugo Duncan.

It was a wonderful night and I know Gene would be proud, May he Rest in Peace.

Till the next time, stay safe and be kind to each other

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