Just touching in with you all to say hello and to let you know a little bit of the things I am doing.
I had a wonderful concert in the Clayton Hotel, Galway, which was sold out and in fact many people were turned away as they diid not have a ticket. I always feel like I am coming home when I do a show in Galway as I lived there for a long time. It is always nice to meet up with the people who have supported me throughout my 55 years and most of them have become my friends.
On the 15th June I was in the Millennium Forum, Derry, to record “Opry le Daniel” for TG4, Daniel presented the show which was a 55 year tribute, I loved every minute and it was nice to spend time with my Brother. My Brothers John and James were there, and many of my cousins, neighbours and friends., I had a great time and all I can say is that it was really special, the show will be aired later on in the year. My thanks to all involved and to my special guest Shunie Crampsie who performed with me the duet I recorded with Big Tom “A Love That Lasted Through The Years” which Shunie wrote, so although The King could not be with me in person I know he was there in spirit. (R.I.P.Tom)
My next appointment was to sing for my friend and our President Michael.D.Higgins and his wife Sabina at ARAS AN UACHTARAIN in Dublin, what an honor, I was there before when I celebrated my 50 years in music. It was special to meet up with many people from the world of music and to sing for our President who sent me a special video message for my TV. show in Derry.
The weather was kind to us on the day and it was a pleasure to spend some time in the beautiful gardens and surroundings and to enjoy everything that was going on, and also to spend some time with all the entertainers that were there, it is not very often that we are all in the one place so that was also special.
If anyone told me back when I started that I would still be having these special times 55 years on I would never would have envisaged it, however it is all down to my wonderful fans and God above who have given me all the treasures and memories I have today.
Thank you all from my heart and thank you for all the love you have given me.
My next concert will be in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore on the 17th July, I am really looking forward it.
Stay safe and be good to one another.
Until the next time.