Happy New Year

Hello everyone

First of all I would like to wish you all a very happy New New Year, I wish you and your family health and happiness in 2018.

Christmas has come and gone now, it seems to have passed so quickly and we are now in January, I wonder where the time goes to, the months seem to just pass so quickly.

I would just like to mention how beautiful our Christmas lights were this year, all of the neighbours decorated their houses outside and it was like a winter wonderland. All of the trees were decorated with blue lights, a sight to behold, so thank you to our electrician Brendan, and thanks for the parcel in the Lake which blew out in the gale, never did find out what was in it. I thought it was an early Christmas present from Santa.

I had a relaxing Christmas and New Year spent with friends, my pal Big Tom and his wife Rose came to visit and we spent a few hours chatting about all manner of things including the music of course. I enjoy spending time with  Tom as we have so much in common and we can chat for hours.

I visited with Tom on Saturday to wish him a happy New Year in person.

A friend from Dublin came to stay with me and that was a nice surprise, we had plenty of catching up to do.

I am looking forward to my four concerts with Mike Denver the first one is in the Royal Theatre,Castlebar, Co. Mayo on the 3rd February. tel:0949023111 and ticketmaster.ie

Sat 24th February Un. Concert Hall, Limerick  tel:061331549

Sat 3rd March INEC, Killarney  tel:0646671555 and ticketmaster.ie

Fri 27th April Mt. Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. tel: 0749122700 and ticketmaster.ie.

I am also doing my own concert in the Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal on the 16th February with my special guests Shunie Crampsie and Keelan Arbuckle. Some of the proceeds from my concert in Ballyliffin will go to a local charity.

My mam always enjoyed coming to Ballyliffin and I will miss her not being there but I know she will be there with me in spirit.

Keep safe and warm and be good to one another as we never know how long we have someone for.

Until the next time, take care.

Love always

Margo x


Hello from Castleblayney

Hello to you all,

Well it is almost Christmas again and a New Year is almost upon us. I have had a quiet year musically but I have been busy helping my friend Big Tom getting songs together for his new .C.D. and getting things in order for the erection of a statue in his honour in Castleblayney where Tom is from and where I also live.

Christmas is a special and is indeed a family time and I as I write this I thank God for my close friends who make my life so worthwhile. I miss Donegal but since my Mam (.R.I.P.) passed it is not home to me anymore but I am very content in my home in Co. Monaghan.

I must say I have great neighbours and what a display we have of Christmas decorations and lights at Smiths Lake, a spectacular sight, even Santa came early and dropped a huge present in our Lake, not sure who it is for!

Early in February I start as Mike Denver’s special guest on four shows in Limerick, Killarney, Mayo and Donegal which I am looking forward to.

On the 16th February I will be in the Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal for my annual concert, my special guests are Shunie Crampsie and Keelan Arbuckle. Some of the proceeds will be given to a local charity, so I hope to meet all my friends and fans again and that will be so special to me.

To all of you, enjoy Christmas and have a great New Year and love one another.  I send my love to you all.

.Until the next time, stay safe.

Love always

Margo x

Concert dates with Mike Denver

Sat. February 3rd…..Royal Theatre Castlebar……094-9023111 and Ticketmaster.ie

Sat. February 24th Un. Concert Hall Limerick…..061-331549

Sat.March 3rd…………..INEC Killarney…………….064-6671555 and Ticketmaster.ie

Friday April 27th..Mt Errigal Hotel Letterkenny..074-9122700 and Ticketmaster.ie

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