Sculptor Revealed to Create Big Tom Art-Piece

The Castleblayney Regeneration Committee has announced that a very well-known artist and the sculptor, Mark Richards has been commissioned to create a bronze statue to honour a local legendary country singer “Big Tom”.

The work will commence in the coming weeks in Mark’s workshop and it is proposed to be unveiled in the town, in mid-September. The artwork is to be situated to the rear of the Market House in Castleblayney, the hometown of the Big Tom and The Mainliners front-man, Tom McBride.

Tom McBride known as ‘Ireland’s King of country music’ has been the front man of the Irish showband “Big Tom and The Mainliners” since 1966.