Local musicians’ tributes to Big Tom


The man so often called the ‘King of Country music’ in Ireland in the 1980s, Big Tom McBride from outside Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, died on Tuesday morning of this week, 17 April, and news of his death came as a shock to his fans everywhere, with many notable music stars in Ireland paying tribute to the genial singer after news of his death became known.