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thomas mccarthy

One of our very favourite singers, and a joy to welcome back. An Irish Traveller with a unique repertoire of songs and stories, and an equally remarkable singing style, Thomas is a true tradition-bearer. An advocate and ambassador for his community, he has recently embarked with the Irish Traditional Music Archive on a project which will preserve the songs and stories of the Traveller Community living in Ireland.


In March 2022, Thomas was profiled on RTE1 in Songs of the Open Road, a programme dedicated to his music, his heritage and his legacy.