REVIEWS OF HERSELF & MYSELF
“The actual quality of Thomas’s own voice, too, stops you in your tracks rather and holds you spellbound thereafter.” David Kidman in Living Tradition, December 2014
“Listening to this album is rather like looking at a precious multi-faceted jewel.” Vic Smith in the EFDSS English Dance & Song magazine, Click here to read, November 2014
“One can see exactly what it is that makes him such an interesting singer” Rod Stradling in Musical Traditions magazine, August 2014
“A warm and engaging character, he is a fine though modest ambassador for his Community and Country.” Hector Gilchrist in his Sidmouth Festival Roundup, August 2014
REVIEWS OF ROUND TOP WAGON
CD review: Round Top Wagon, published in Musical Traditions magazine. June 2011
INTERVIEWS WITH THOMAS
Interview with the Siobhan Long in the Irish Times: “I was working with 14 or 15 young gypsy girls in Wales, and it was wonderful. All of them were aged between nine and 15 years. It was quite comical because you’d think they’d be more interested in Lady Gaga.”, November 2018
Thomas talking to the BBC about Traveller culture: “Our people were the media, up until the 1970s. Our ancient history has been totally ignored.” July 2016.
Thomas talking about his culture – and his grandfather – in Travellers Times: “My grandfather hated the house, but he had no choice with eight little children by himself.” November 2014
“Our culture is slowly dying. The music and the songs were our backbone.” Sidmouth Festival interview with Bev Harris on Brooklands Radio’s Mainly Folk, September 2014
Music that moves: Thomas McCarthy’s Irish Traveller songs in The Guardian newspaper, March 2011.