Now, in this time to mourn this wonderful man, so many of you have been asking me about my book - Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Memories from Family & Friends. I understand that you want to share your memories with others at this time and hear about others. Let me use this platform to answer all of you who have shared your stories with me. CBTM touched our lives in very similar ways. Although we are spread around the world, we are together today and every time we raise a class and belt out a tune. We are a community of people who share a wonderful kind of humanity with each other. And we were brought together through the joyous music of the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem. They are with us in spirit and we are richer for it.
In my last talk with Liam in July about my book we spoke of what motivated me in the adventure of collecting the stories. The driving force for me was that I, Never look back and say, "I wonder, what if I . . .?" Liam got it.
No regrets at the end because one didn't let fear stop them from going forward.
I share that with you today and as Liam would always say, "Never go half way!"