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.