Irish Traveller singer Thomas McCarthy can be found more often these days in West London rather than his home town of Birr in County Offaly, Ireland. He comes from a long line of traditional singers who are related to the Dorans, one of Ireland’s most famous musician families which included John and Felix Doran, pipers who travelled by horse drawn caravan to fairs and events where they performed.
Thomas has been building a big reputation himself, having released his second album ‘Herself and Myself‘ he was recently filmed singing for the BBC Series ‘Call the Midwife’ this year and has been appearing at folk clubs and festivals across the UK.
He will be performing three dates in Scotland including Aberdeen Folk Club, Edinburgh Tradfest and The Glad Cafe in Glasgow, details and links below. Here he is performing Michael Was Hearty.
Scottish Tour Dates
May 6th: Aberdeen Folk Club – Link
May 7th: Edinburgh Tradfest (at Scottish Storytelling Centre) – Link
May 8th: Glasgow Glad Cafe – Link