June 2, 2022



I hope this finds you well. The summer heat has descended upon the United States it seems and it looks like it’s going to be another long hot one. Add to that the fact that the social temperature of the world seems also to be heating up and, well, it’s all a mess really.

Positive thoughts and prayers and positive and rational minds are sorely needed in the days and months ahead. This is not the forum to pontificate but I’m quite sure that many of us who live in the ‘middle’ are bewildered with recent events and developments. I’ll just leave it at that.

As I write I’m preparing for my next NCL contract which begins on Friday, June 3 on the Norwegian Pearl and also, we’re in preparation for our two O’Donoghue Ireland Tours in July.

It is nice to be back performing and touring again even though there’s a mine field of restrictions and requirements still involved.

I was offered some more contracts with NCL for the later part of the year and negotiations have begun with Oceania Cruises as well.

A 2023 Ireland Tour with Thos’ O’Reilly’s Public House (Atlanta) is in the offing and details will be announced soon.

O’Donoghue Tours is looking at the possibility of doing a Liverpool / North Wales / Ireland Tour in 2023 and again, details will follow.

My current performance schedule has me performing less and less in clubs and pubs, the notable exceptions being Katie O’Donald’s in Bluffton, SC and the aforementioned Thos’ O’Reilly’s in Atlanta. I am still doing house concerts and private events as they come in.

That’ about it for now, keeping this update short and sweet. Have a great summer, be safe whenever you travel. Catch you somewhere down the road.

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