Firstly I'd like to wish all my friends a very happy and healthy 2013. 2012 was a very good year for me, touring Ireland, England, Europe and the US and promoting my new album 'Stories from the Steeples'. I'm very happy with the way the album turned out and delighted it was so well received.
The 24th of October saw the birth of our first grandchild, Bonnie O'Reilly. Needless to say the whole family are delighted with her! We rang in the New Year in Dingle as usual and it was lovely to have all the family there.
I've had quite a few emails from people wondering when and where I'll be performing next and I wanted to let everyone know that I've decided to take a break this year from touring but will however do the odd festival (keep an eye on the website for updates). Thanks to all the people who came out to my concerts or who bought the album this last year - it means a lot.
Music has been so good to me, I've loved touring the world for the last 30 years….I have made so many friends and have countless fond memories from different corners of the globe. So to my fans everywhere I'd like to thank you and let you know that I hope to get back again to all my favourite places in 2014, including Australia and Canada, for one last big tour - 'The Last Call'
Le gach dea-ghuí (with every good wish/prayer),