“Big George” has been a member of the “Celtic Thunder” Scottish /Irish singing ensemble for the last four years and has enjoyed success on both sides of the Atlantic. Performing well into forty states over America and Canada, including three sold out shows in New York’s ‘Radio City Music Hall” and also having the prestigious honour of performing for President Obama and the first Lady at the White House for a St Patrick’s Day celebration.
One of nine children and brought up in Glasgow’s East End, he started his singing career in local pubs and clubs. His talent and voice, with a warmth and brogue for ballad singing, saw George fortunate enough to then travel throughout Scotland and the islands bringing his songs to the people. His interaction with his audience whilst playing is renowned. He has performed alongside the Dubliners’ Jim McCann, as well as Ireland’s “Great” Phil Coulter, on many occasions
All Over the World!
George has a great love and fondness for meeting “real people” from all over the world, finding out about their stories and their lives. He believes there is a “song” in everyone. On his many musical journeys through Europe he discovered a great fondness for Germany, the culture and it’s people. Spending numerous nights in post-show discussions with the locals, he has become an eternal “struggling” student with the language. It was through these late night sessions that the seeds of “the White Rose” were sown.