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Hosting my very first Tour of Ireland and Scotland 2017!!!


Firstly, a very happy new year to you all! Hope you celebrated the turning of the year in style ;-) For a globally unsettling year, 2016 could not have been a bigger, happier year for myself and Laura….so apologies for gloating!! Thank you for all your messages and kind wishes, letters, online messages and gifts you’ve sent ahead of the birth of our first child which is rapidly approaching. We could not be any more excited and your support is incredibly comforting. Thank you.

Secondly, anyone who has subscribed to Newsletters from my website will already be aware that I am planning on hosting my very first tour of Ireland and Scotland in October 2017!!! The plans are almost finalised, the itinerary is almost set, however I could not be any more excited about this project. This will run in conjunction with my online teaching CKonLine Teaching whereby all those joining me will be offered FREE online classes, taught by yours truly, from August and/or September of this year, of significant places in Ireland and Scotland which will be followed up with a field trip over to see everything we’ve covered!!

I could not be any more excited about this project, HOWEVER, there’s always a catch… much as I would love to include all of you in this, we can only offer this trip to 50 people. From my initial Newsletter, I received many mails of interest so I’ve no doubt this will sell out very quickly….Costs will come very soon, (Land Costs roughly $3,000 which can be paid in instalments) along with the finalised itinerary.

***IF YOU’RE INTERESTED…..mail as soon as you can you can and please specify how many in your party are planning on travelling.

Thanks folks, it’s a busy time of year so I can’t guarantee regular contact, however I’ll check in with you guys as much as I can ;-)




Update – Marriage, Album launch and a huge surprise….

Hey guys, How are we all keeping!? I know I’ve been tweeting about my debut solo album I’ll Never Be Alone going on sale shortly and how excited I am about that, however I wanted to write you a Blog to fill you all in on what has been the most life changing few months of myself and Laura’s lives.

This is my first Blog I’ve written anywhere as a married man – I’ve literally never been as happy! I’ve married the perfect girl and my best friend in July on the most perfect of days. We were surrounded by people we love and it will always remain one of the most special days in both our lives. Between our wedding and debut album, I thought this year couldn’t get any more perfect, however I was very wrong…

….Laura and I have discovered that we’re expecting a baby!!! We have told close family and friends and now ready to spread the word that, God willing, Laura and I will be parents to a little boy, if everything goes to plan this February 2017! I didn’t think my heart could be filled with any more love, however our worlds have been completely changed in the last few months and I write this message with a feeling of perpetual love and excitement with the thought of what lies ahead for us.

We could not be any happier and want to thank you all for your continued support for everything we do. We will stay in touch and fill you in on every step of this never-ending, incredible journey of ours.

We will host a Live Q&A very soon to take any questions you may have.

We are the happiest people in the world.

Thanks for everything,

C & L

Wedding, Celtic Thunder 2016, Debut Solo Album….

Hey guys,


Well, a lot is going on at the moment, so I thought I would stop by and fill you all in on everything! Between myself and Laura’s upcoming Wedding, this solo tour, Celtic Thunder 2016 and my DEBUT solo album, I don’t know which news to fill you in with first!!


Firstly, hello from our 3rd year of solo tours which is really going great. We missed performing for you all and want to thank you all so much, yet again, for supporting both myself and Laura and allowing us to do our dream of performing all over the world. We hope to continue these solo tours in the future and expand our horizons in new territories as well. We love being together, travelling around and performing as much as we can. Any help in promoting, suggestions of venues or anything of that nature, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact section of this site ;-)


Myself and Laura are really, really excited to be able to celebrate our Wedding this July 26th!! It’s been a hectic few weeks of touring, as well as Wedding planning on the road, but with our incredible families back home literally running all over Ireland and Scotland for us, we’re almost there! We were initially going to plan the Big Day sometime in Summer 2017, however our perfect location rang us to let us know that a business conference had just rescheduled, which happened to be during one of the only 8 days which suited us this summer.  We then rang the Cathedral and they too made it possible for us by rescheduling a few things. It really felt like someone upstairs was looking out for us and making this summer possible, so we’re so incredibly excited about the few weeks ahead. The Wedding is taking place in a beautiful Cathedral in Glasgow, with a reception on the location most special to us both, the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. We are really, really looking forward to the big day and I’m sure we will fill you all in with pictures afterwards ;-)


So, as Sharon has posted on the CT site, unfortunately I won’t be joining the lads on the upcoming Fall Tour. The last few months was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make, however with a boss like Sharon Browne, she has made it so much easier.


Since the age of 12, teaching music to younger, aspiring musicians in conjunction with performing myself has been my absolute dream. I had already completed an undergraduate degree in both Music and Irish and just needed one more year of a masters to be fully qualified as a Secondary School teacher. I knew the older I got, the harder it would become to go a year without work and go back to University and it was tearing me up inside that as each year grew and the happier, more settled I was becoming in this incredible show, the harder that decision to miss a year was going to become.


Celtic Thunder as a show has never fallen short in looking after each and every one of us. Sharon is the most parental boss with whom I’ll ever have the pleasure of working. We spoke in North Dakota in October about this idea and she told me to mull it over and to meet again at Christmas. At Christmas, we chatted again and she told me I was more than welcome back when I had finished my degree and the door is always open, go follow my dream for a year – I knew how lucky I was to have Sharon as boss prior to this chat, but moments like that allowed me realise how lucky I am. Sharon has created an incredible show with the most amazing people. I know you’ll all love this upcoming show and can’t wait to hear all of your raving reports online.


So, long story short, the next 12 months is going to be a roller coaster of emotions. I’ll miss CT every second of every day, as I did during the Australian tour. Everyone in the show, cast and crew, are as close as family. They are the greatest set of people to work with and to say it’s been a pleasure is a huge understatement. But, the main thing I want you to know is that I’ll be back before you know I’m gone!! I certainly haven’t left the show and already counting down the days to be joining David, Seamus, the band and the lads on stage again. At the same time, I’ve wanted to do this year for the last 14 years and the reality of it finally happening is so exciting. I’ll make sure to stay in touch and provide updates along the way, but I’m really, really happy right now.


I’ll be writing another blog very soon with more details of my debut solo album I’ll Never Be Alone. We’re really excited to be launching the album ONLINE at the end of the Summer!! We have given those who supported our solo show the chance to pick it up first and the feedback has been so humbling I really can’t wait to launch it online and show you all. My first single from the album Day My Life Began is now on sale from cd baby and going on sale via iTunes and Amazon in just a few days ;-) Any help you could provide with spreading the word would be so appreciated.


Well folks, that’s all for now, I’ll will write again soon before the official online launch of I’ll Never Be Alone. I can’t believe that next time I’ll be writing will be as a married man……..!!!!!


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Thanks a mill guys,






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