Monday, November 23, 2015

Touring Ireland 2015

Over the past 8 years its fair to say that the majority of the work has been outside of Ireland. It has been a wonderful time and indeed, time well spent. However upon returning to Ireland in September of last year, it was evident to me that I needed to re-establish myself here at home.
I wasn't sure what my standing was and if anyone remembered me!!! So what was the best way to go about finding out! Well, I decided I would take on some dates around the country and see who, if any would turn up!
After a couple of months promoting, I discovered, much to my relief that the national media at least hadn't forgotten me!! I have devised a show called "The Great Irish Songbook" which is a tribute to some of the great songwriters and singers we have produced from this small island from as far back as I could go. So far the show has been well received and although this Wednesday in Birr Theatre, Co.Offaly will be my last performance of the show this year, I am already receiving bookings for it next year.
It has been wonderful getting back out in front of Irish audiences and performing again. Especially outside of Dublin as there would be less people in the audience I know!!! Aside from my solo gigs, I have had the honour of celebrating Phil Coulters 50 years in the business with his own tour. I am guesting with him in many of his shows and that too has been a great way to reconnect with the Irish audiences.
With all the miles Im covering in Ireland I am delighted that the money we got from the E.U has been put into good use as the main roads throughout Ireland are fantastic. So if your driving late at night and see a little red mini pass you by, chances are its me!!!

I have a busy week ahead as already mentioned with my own solo gigs and two with Phil. But there is one on Friday lunchtime that I am looking forward to. It is a charity lunch for a wonderful children's charity called CARI and I will be performing a handful of songs at it. Its a busy time of year leading up to Christmas for charities and many are battling on all fronts to raise funds. So whatever I can do, I'm always happy to. That being said, you could book your whole diary up with charity gigs, so I try to help those I feel most connected to. I suppose my point being, at this time of year, leading up to Christmas, let us not forget those less fortunate than ourselves. For no matter how tough we think we have it, there are people worse off. Sometimes all thats needed is a kind word,or a smile. Either way, I feel we should all try and do our bit!

I do plan on returning to the States and further a field in the near future soon so don't forget me!! In fact I will have the honour of performing with Lisa Kelly in Peachtree, GA again this Christmas on Dec 13th but solo gigs will commence in 2016 so keep checking into "NEWS AND EVENTS" on my website

I hope you are enjoying the new shop. There are lots of fun things there, but don't worry, once I see that its up and running, I will be adding to it all the time.  So keep suggesting items and I will try keep it interesting and fun for you! The calendar is limited edition so when its gone I won't be reprinting. Just a subtle warning to you if your holding off!

Finally, I know some of you have seen my post about the new bus tour thats happening in September 2016. If you are interested all info is on the website and also
There will only be 40 spaces which I can confirm that a good chunk have already been taken, so act fast! It could be the ideal Christmas gift for yourself and a loved one, or even just for yourself!!!!

Anyway, I hope all is well with you all.
Keep safe and happy

My loves
My Doves
My Eggs


Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Well Im delighted to finally confirm that I will be hosting my musical bus tour of Ireland again. After the fun and frolics of Septembers trip, it seemed impossible not to go again!
However this time time there will of course be some changes. It will still of course be as personal and intimate as the last one. My family are excited too and look forward to seeing you all in Ireland. This time they plan on spending more time with you all and Chris and Kelly at Travel Concepts have worked hard on the schedule to ensure this, ad many other great things happen over the course of the week.
I will be doing three performances for you over the course of the week and spending each day with you. Im going to be on all the tours too, so there will be plenty of "Paul time".
As many will testify from the first bus tour, this is a personal trip in many ways and by the end of it we will all know each other much better. I know that many have kept in touch since September and I would like to think that they will spend many years together as friends.
Memories are made of trips like this. Not just for you, but also me. If you have ever wanted to come see Ireland through the eyes of someone who has grown up here and has a deep pride for here, then this is your trip. Don't worry if you are travelling alone, by the time you get on the bus you will have plenty of new friends and travel companions. Starting with me.
Life is far too short, and we are often reminded of this, so act today! Come and visit my homeland. I promise you a great week of fun, music and much laughter!
Here is the link for "COME HOME TO IRELAND 2" with me, your host, Paul Byrom! Book now and avoid disappointment as there are only 40 spaces available with many from Septembers trip already keen to sign up!
I look forward to welcoming you to Dublin on September 6th!