Growing up in rural County Tipperary, Ireland, Jack was surrounded by the customs and traditions of his homeland and developed a live-long appreciation for them. Nowhere are life experiences better chronicled, than in the songs, stories and music of everyday people.
Although he emigrated to the U.S. at an early age, he brought with him a memory and fondness for these stories and songs so much a part of growing up in Ireland at the time.
Over the years he has sung Irish ballads around New York’s Irish pubs and later around the Boston area and Cape Cod. For over 10 years he wrote a music column about the New England Irish music scene for the national weekly Irish Echo newspaper, published in New York.
Currently a resident of Peterborough, NH, Jack still enjoys singing and keeping these songs alive. He feels that most of these songs came down to us, conveyed through the oral tradition which has to keep going and the best way to do that is by singing them….