Millstreet at Big Tom Experience in Ballinasloe – 27th Dec. 2010

Pictured with Big Tom McBride in Ballinasloe on Monday, 27th Dec. 2010 - Ita and William Fitzgerald from Cullen.

On Monday evening we travelled to the Shearwater Carlton Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway to attend a superb Concert/Dance presented by the renowned Big Tom McBride and the Mainliners Showband.    Ita and William Fitzgerald have long been wonderfully loyal fans of the Band and, like many other true followers, have attended Big Tom Dances at various venues throughout Ireland.    Undoubtedly, Big Tom is the undisputed King of Country & Western Music here in Ireland and in an interview we recorded for LTV2 almost two years ago, the great man recalled with joy appearing in the famous “Star” Ballroom in Millstreet in the Showband days.    We were also blessed to meet with Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme – Michael Commins – and his sincerely friendly good wife, Mary.    Michael presents an excellent music and request radio show, popular worldwide especially on Internet Radio every Wednesday and Sunday nights from 10.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m..   He even has a webcam in the studio which can be viewed onthe Midwest Radio website.  With William at the wheel, we arrived back in Millstreet some hours after the mighty experience.   Here we share images from the very enjoyable night in Co. Galway.

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