About me

Thomas McCarthy at Tonder Festival, Denmark in 2014, photocredit Michael Weilandt
© Michael Weilandt


Thomas was filmed singing for the BBC Series ‘Call the Midwife’.  People in the UK can catch up with that episode here until the 22nd March.

Thomas’s second album ‘Herself and Myself’ is out now. You can get your copy from us here, or buy it as a download from CDbaby.com.

Some reviews of the album are here. All the reviewers loved it!


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.

These days I am based in West London but regularly go back home and have travelled back and forth since I was a child.  When I went to Ireland as a child I would stay with my uncles and aunts who all sang.

I continue singing the old songs myself, I find great comfort in them and in continuing my tradition which I am passing to my niece and nephew who are fine little singers. I am confident that the tradition will continue.