by Karl Hofer.
The Tommy Burns charity single, which has been recorded by Joe O’Sullivan, Kellie Stevenson and Friends, with all proceeds going to The Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust.
Joe O’Sullivan was privileged to be a friend of Tommy for more than 20 years. He wrote this song for Tommy, following his sad passing in May 2008, with the hope that one day it would be recorded and released as a single to raise funds for the trust set up by Tommy and Rosemary’s family, Emma, Michael, Jenna and Jonathan in 2009.
Recorded with the help and support of some well known local musicians, including the vocal talents of Gorbals girl Kellie Stevenson, Joe wanted to create a big production sound using traditional Celtic instruments in the tribute to the Hoops great.
Joe said: “It is great being part of the Celtic Family, where I could call on friends who, without hesitation, made themselves available, to bring their talents together to make this charity single in memory of the late, great Tommy Burns.”
The single, priced at £1.99 is available from the Celtic Superstore, or via iTunes at only 99p. All you need to do is type in “Tommy Burns” and it will be the first song to come up. One click and the Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust gets everything made from the sale.
You can hear the moving tribute by clicking below;