Welcome! I am a singer, storyteller and Irish Traveller

My name is Thomas McCarthy and I come from Birr in County Offaly in Ireland. My family are the McCarthys who settled there generations ago. I am an Irish Traveller, and come from a long line of old traditional singers and musicians who kept the tradition of singing strong.

Gigs and Talks

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Showing people the richness of my heritage is important to me. My latest album is 'Jauling the Green Tober' that I made along with traditional Cornish singer Viv Legg. My earlier albums are 'Round Top Wagon' and 'Herself & Myself'.

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Gigs and Talks

Gigs and Talks

I love to share the old songs at concerts and folk clubs. I am also passionate about advocating for the Travelling people's rights at conferences and demos. I also enjoy working in schools too.

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My Family and Background

My Family and Background

Find out about my mother Mary McCarthy, my grandfather Johnny McCarthy and the rest of my relatives who taught me songs and stories. Learn more about the hidden world of traveller culture.

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