Thomas McCarthy Tour Dates

Thomas McCarthy's 'discovery' a couple of years ago made something of a splash in English traditional song circles. As with most other newcomers to the scene, he was heard mostly in 'floor spots' at clubs and festivals, and so singing only a few songs.

Recent tour with star of the new Folk scene and Mercury nominated Sam Lee brought Thomas to a wider audience.

Tommy's cd 'Round Top Wagon' was produced by Irish music legend Ron Kavana.

Not too many English readers will have heard much Irish Traveller singing, Nor are they likely to have heard many of these songs before - Irish Travellers are, if anything, even more insular than English Gypsies, and also have a strong song-writing tradition.

Thomas says "Some people will tell you that style of singing isn't meant for our ears," he adds, suggesting that such oral ornamentation was originally developed by singers at the court of the kings of old Ireland.

And : "I'm going to record for the Irish traditional music archives, songs that they wouldn't have. It's important, I think, me being the last one of my family. Even if Travelling people don't sing our songs, they'll be there for other people and they won't be forgot. People will still sing them."

Thomas McCarthy tour dates listed on since Jun 2011.

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Past Events

Here are the most recent UK tour dates we had listed for Thomas McCarthy. Were you there?

  • Thomas McCarthy Ian Kennedy, Sarah Lloyd
    London, The Ivy House
  • Belinda Kempster / Fran Foote Thomas McCarthy
    London, Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub
  • Normafest 2018 Norma Waterson, Thomas McCarthy, Lisa Knapp, Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band, Martin Carthy…
    Whitby, Whitby Pavilion Complex
  • Whitby Folk Week Red Hippo, Carolyn Robson, Moira Craig, The Melrose Quartet, Nick Dow…
    Whitby, Whitby Folk Week
  • Thomas McCarthy
    London, The Ivy House
  • Album Launch Night Loïc Bléjean, Tad Sargent, Thomas McCarthy, Terence O’Flaherty, Michael Sheehy
    London, The Fiddlers Elbow
  • Thomas McCarthy
    London, The Old Bank
  • Thomas McCarthy Derek & Lorna Summers
    Portsoy, Boyne Hotel
  • Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert Mabel Duncan Band, Tom Spiers, Arthur Watson, Sara Beattie, Thomas McCarthy…
    Portsoy, Portsoy Town Hall
  • UnampliFire: The Nest Collective 10 Year Anniversary Festival Tom Paley, Lisa Knapp, Bella Hardy, Emily Barker, Stick In The Wheel…
    London, The Master Shipwright's House