R.I.P. Tommy Makem
Tommy, one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music died on August 1st after a long battle with lung cancer.
He was also one of those very rare performers whose manner and personality offstage was the same as his charm and wit won many a night onstage. I learned how to play the harp to accompany the telling of stories from Tommy. This is my own favorite of his songs.
I will miss me "Uncle Tommy."