NEW CD DOWN THE IRISH GRAVEL ROAD is now distributed by $14.99
TO FULL SPIRAL PRODUCTIONS TOM ACTON: SINGER/SONGWRITER/STORYTELLER
My name is Tom Acton and it's my pleasure to introduce myself to you.
Born in Dublin, I grew up with mainstream Irish folk artists like Christy Moore. My Irish background has made me what I am: a Bard in the widest sense of the word.
Please explore this site and see what I have to offer you. Contact me for bookings or orders.
NEW CD: My recently released CD: Down The Irish Gravel Road is now available. To order a copy please contact me. Listen to it on the MUSIC page. Download the lyrics here [link].
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Irish Music Magazine. Nov. 2010
'Down The Irish Gravel Road'
'The fourteen tracks on this album come exclusively
from Tom Acton's own pen, and as such is an excellellent showcase for his
considerable musical talent and songwriting ability, this album is well worth
the effort of seeking out'
Froots Magazine. UK. 2009
'Down The Irish Gravel Road' "Tom Acton's music has a warm naturalness that is
The Living Tradition. Folk Magazine Scotland.
'Down The Irish Gravel Road'.
"One of Tom Acton's strongest suits, is his ability to convey in spacious imagery and intuitive
language his keen rapport with Irish sensibility in his songs.
All in all, it is impossible to resist the gentle
charm in Tom's music, and anyone who appreciates
listening to fine songwriting craft, should find this album well worth tracking
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My other CD "Dark River Tumbling" is also for sale on the web at: Claddaghrecords Ireland www.claddaghrecords.com Be sure to read the reviews below... "Dark River Tumbling is also directly available from Tom Acton at € 15 per CD incl. post and packaging to anywhere in the world" [order here]
If you would like to listen in, choose MUSIC in the menu on the left. You will also find a collection of poems and stories by clicking POETRY. Finally,PRODUCTIONS will inform you of past & present activities.
NEW FOLK SOUNDS: Tom Acton captures folk themes with ease, blending them into sounds of today. Fine imaginative songwriting. Marco Pol
Country Gazette: An honest outpouring from an emigrant troubadour resulting in an album of truely beautiful songs. John Hammond
NEW FOLK SOUNDS: (July 2005) "Dark River tumbling treads a fine balace between the old and new and keeps it fresh. Fine imaginative songwriting as you'd expect from a published poet" Mark Pol
--- FOLK AND IRISH ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE ( Dec 2005) "Dark River Tumbling offers an array of traditionally inspired songs. All very well written. We look forward to hearing more from this Irish songwriter in the coming times" Shay Eustace
--- COUNTRY GAZETTEE (Nr 342 May 2005) "Folk songs from a wandering troubadour underlined by a longing for Ireland. Resulting in a beautiful CD" John van Dam
FOLK ROOTS (BBC Radio) "Tom Acton writes songs as if they have have been around for hundreds of years. Really good songwriting" Johnny Coppin. BBC