Irish singer Thomas Milligan performs Good Times Left In Me. A Steve Bloor Media Video Production. Filmed By Daniel Bloor, Directed & Edited By Steve Bloor. Written By Patsy Gallagher
Thomas Milligan was born in Lack, Co. Fermanagh on March 1958 to Sarah and Thomas (Tommie). Thomas is the second born in a family of four, three boys and one girl.
Thomas has two sons, Ryan works with his Father as a Stone Mason and Mark is a School Teacher in Belfast. Thomas’ work as a Stome Mason can be seen in many wall and houses in and around Co. Fermanagh and close to where he now lives in Kesh.
His love of Country Music came from his Parents. His Father played button key accordian and was a Traditional Irish Music player and Thomas was singing with the band from an early age. The family listened to many of the great singers in Ireland at the time including Big Tom, Larry Cunningham, Philomena Begley and Brian Coll on the radio and at local dance halls. Thomas fell in love with the music.
He went on to sing in the local band scene at the age of 18 and then formed his own band a few years later so he could be involved in the music he wanted to sing. The Thomas Milligan Band played the length and breadth of Ireland and were soon packing the venues out with people eager to here the talent that Thomas had. He performed with all the big names in the Irish Music Scene including Declan Nerney, Mick Flavin, Margo, John Hogan, Big Tom and Larry Cunningham to name a few. Thomas also did a summer tour with RTE Television Presenter Derek Davis.
Thomas had just started to break into the Uk Mainland Music Scene in 2000 with several tours booked out in Scotland and England when a road traffic accident in June 2002 force his to take a break from his beloved music. The break was much longer than intended and he had a longing to return to the business. A chance meeting at a wedding in July 2012 with Eugene Cunningham led to the recording later that year of “Waltz Down Memory Lane” followed shortly after by “Live A Little and thenthe album “What I Wanna Do”.
In 2013 Thomas recorded a tribute song to the late Larry Cunningham called “Adios Larry” and it was the reaction of this song by the public that cemented the decision for Thomas to form another band. Jan 2014 saw the release of the single “Real Old Fashioned Broken Heart” which gained good reactions via radio airplay.