Big Tom, a voice from home for the Irish in Britain



Renowned Irish country singer Big Tom McBride has died at the age of 81, after a career spanning more than five decades.
But his impact stretched further afield than the Emerald Isle, bringing joy and comfort to those settling in the UK.
"When you hear Big Tom singing, for those three minutes of that song, you were back home again."
This is how Tyrone man Aidan Quinn described the king of country Big Tom McBride, who he had known all of his life.
The son of the singer Philomena Begley - the queen of the scene - he recalled how Big Tom always had time for everyone.
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