ThomasMcCarthy SE London gig 29 Nov
Subject: Thomas McCarthy SE London gig 29 Nov|
From: GUEST,The Goose Is Out!
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 10:22 AM
Thomas McCarthy + Pepper & Shepherd + Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd : Friday 29 Nov
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE. Doors open 7.00pm.
Advance tickets available here:
Thomas is a singer from an Irish Traveller family in Birr, County Offaly. From a considerable dynasty of traditional singers, song-makers and musicians, Thomas grew up surrounded by the singing of his late mother, her father and aunts and uncles and now lives in London.
Having spent his life learning the songs of his family, in 2008 Thomas sang publicly for the first time at the folk club at London's Cecil Sharp House. By the following year, he had sung at the most prominent folk festivals and clubs in Ireland and England, appeared on BBC Radio, and has since shared a stage with many well known performers including the late Lou Killen and The Copper Family and has won the praises of many other respected musicians besides.
'The greatest Irish traditional singer in fifty years' - Joe Power, Conneries' Singing Club, Waterford