Massive Tom McBride, Irish nation music star, dies at 81

Big Tom McBride

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Massive Tom McBride was inducted into the Irish Nation Music Awards Corridor of Fame in June 2016

The famend Irish nation music singer, Massive Tom McBride, has died on the age of 81.

Mr McBride’s profession spanned greater than 5 many years on the Irish nation music scene.

In a press release, his household mentioned Mr McBride had “handed away peacefully”.

They mentioned he would “be sadly missed by all who knew him”. The County Monaghan man was inducted into the Irish Nation Music Awards Corridor of Fame in June 2016.

Donegal singer, Daniel O’Donnell, mentioned the world of nation music “is a richer place” due to the music Mr McBride left behind.

“I’m solely getting my head round it,” he advised Irish broadcaster RTÉ .

“It’s simply so unhappy. I’m certain his household are devastated at his passing.

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Daniel O’Donnell paid tribute to the person he known as The King

“I grew up all by way of Massive Tom’s profession. All of us referred to him as The King.

“There was one thing particular about his music, Massive Tom was the one everybody noticed as the principle man.”

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Barry McGuigan

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Boxer Barry McGuigan, who hails from County Monaghan, tweeted his condolences

The Irish prime minister (taoiseach) additionally paid tribute saying he was very saddened to listen to of the loss of life.

Leo Varadkar mentioned: “Massive Tom was definitely a large in Irish nation music for over 50 years.

“His songs had been a mirrored image of Irish life and an necessary connection for the Irish diaspora.

“Not many individuals are identified by their first title, however that was Massive Tom.”

Irish President Michael D Higgins mentioned Mr McBride was “probably the most charismatic and influential artists in Irish nation music”.

Mr McBride was identified for his performances because the lead singer of Irish showband Massive Tom And The Mainliners, who had been fashioned within the 1960s.

That they had numerous Irish chart hits together with Outdated Log Cabin For Sale, Damaged Marriage Vows and The Sundown Years Of Life.

Singer and BBC broadcaster Hugo Duncan described Mr McBride as a “pretty gentleman”.

“He was any person you simply needed to be in his firm,” he advised BBC Radio Ulster.

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