TOM ACTON

SINGER - SONGWRITER - STORYTELLER

What others say

HAVE SIX FAVOURITES AT THE MOMENT, BUT THIS MAY CHANGE, ‘DOWN THE IRISH GRAVEL ROAD’ IS A COMBINATION OF IRISH TINTED MELODIES AND STORIES. WHEN YOU LISTEN YOU ARE PULLED RIGHT INTO THE ATMOSPHERE AND WORDS WITHIN THE SONGS.. HAVE A GREAT YEAR TOM, AND WRITE, WRITE, WRITE. YOUR FRIEND AND FAN
CAROLYN HESTER, ASSOCIATE, BOB DYLAN


“JUST PLAYED ‘DAN BREEN’, ‘THE DONEGAL RAMBLER’ AND ‘DOOLIN’ ON MY SHOW. ‘DARK RIVER TUMBLING’ IS A GREAT ALBUM, PLEASE FORWARD ALL MUSIC YOU HAVE AND KEEP IN TOUCH”
JAMES MCKEEFRY, BBC RADIO


“WE DECIDED TO GO WITH ‘DARK RIVER TUMBLING’ BECAUSE WE FIND IT HAS AN ORIGINAL APPROACH TO IRISH FOLK SONGWRITING”
CLADDAGH RECORDS IRELAND


“FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS TOM ACTON HAS BEEN DELIGHTING AUDIENCES WITH HIS BRILLIANT SONGS. AFTER LISTENING TO HIS LATEST ALBUM, I HOPE HE DOES NOT FORGET SWITZERLAND”
FOLK WORLD


"I FIND TOM ACTON'S COMBINATION OF MUSIC & POETRY BRILLIANT!"
ELEANOR MCEVOY, IRELAND'S LONGEST SINGLE NO 1 FEMALE SONGWRITER


"TOM ACTON WRITES SONGS AS IF THEY'VE BEEN AROUND FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS. REALLY GREAT SONGWRITING"
BBC REVIEW


"TOM ACTON'S MUSIC HAS A WARM NATURALNESS THAT IS ETERNALLY PLEASING"
FROOTS UK MUSIC MAG, 2009


"'DOWN THE IRISH GRAVEL ROAD', IS AN EXCELLENT SHOWCASE OF TOM ACTON'S CONSIDERABLE SONGWRITING TALENT AND MUSICAL ABILITY, DEPICTING IRELAND'S CULTURAL HISTORY IN MUSIC AND WORDS. A VERY TALENTED SONGWRITER, ONE TO LOOK OUT FOR" 
IRISH MUSIC MAGAZINE, 2010


"TOM ACTON IS A VERY TALENTED SONGWRITER, HIS SONGS ARE FILLED WITH BEAUTIFUL IMAGERY AND POETRY"
MUIREANN NIC AMHLAOIBH, TELEVISION MUSIC PRESENTER AND SINGER


"ALL IN ALL, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST THE GENTLE CHARM AND IMMEDIATE APPEAL OF TOM'S MUSIC, AND THE DISCERNING LISTENER WHO APPRECIATES THE SONGWRITING CRAFT SHOULD FIND TOM ACTON'S MUSIC WELL WORTH TRACKING DOWN.
THE LIVING TRADITION UK, 2011