Last February the Wolfetones pledged to donate all funds from their UK and Ireland Number 1 "Come out ye Black n Tans" to the Peter McVerry Trust in aid of the homeless. Generally payment of royalties take some time to come in and recently they contributed the full amount of the proceeds from the number one to the homeless charity. The Wolfetones would like to thank all the fans who used their personal money to send the song to the top of the UK and Ireland charts - this was an unprecedented show of support for this very worthy charity, turning a what was a political fiasco in Ireland into something positive.
Brian Warfield commented: " We were delighted to do something to help the homeless, we only wish that the amount from the number 1 proceeds was more." Amber Brown from the Peter McVerry Trust said" "Thank you to all of the members of The Wolfe Tones and your supporters for your very generous donation of €5,000.00, which we received today (September 21st), Because of your kindness, we will support even more people experiencing homelessness and continue to provide more homes and more positive futures for those who need our help. Last year, Peter McVerry Trust supported over 6,184 people across our services located in 20 counties throughout Ireland. Thanks to you, young people, families and individuals that we work with can look forward to brighter, more hopeful futures ahead. From all of us at Peter McVerry Trust, our sincere thanks for your support and generosity," She concluded.
THE WOLFETONES CONTRIBUTE ALL MONIES IN RELATION TO THEIR NUMBER 1 "COME OUT YE BLACK N TANS" TO THE PETER McVERRY TRUST.
Due to the unprecented crisis that is developing on an almost day to day basis, we will review all upcoming concerts after March 29, as we await government guidlines on social distance and mass gatherings. In the meantime,Keep Safe everyone and practice your social distancing - as we are all on the one road, both young and old, let's work together on this. Tommy, Brian and Noel
ALL DATES FOR EASTER AND IN MAY TO BE ASSESSED AFTER MARCH 29
Alistair Macdonald of the Wall Street Journal flew out to interview the Wolfetones about Brian's song "Rockall" and his mythical claim for Ireland in song as well as his wish to take a boat up to Rockall and claim the Island:
"Irish folk singer wants to reverse Britain's last imperial conquest - a rock."
The Wolfies once again are at the centre of headlines with their claim on Rockall for Ireland in song, written 43 years ago (in 1976). Read the full interview with Brian Warfield in the Irish Sun here. Here's some more articles over the weekend:
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You can listen to Rock on Rockall here.
SCOTTISH TRY TO PREVENT IRISH TRAWLERS FROM ROCKALL
The Wolfetones would like to thank all their fans for attending their recent US Tour which was a massive success. The tones have now spent around twenty years of their lives touring the United States of America, across all the states and cities. They have been honoured with freedom, honorary citations and keys of many American cities for their contribution to heritage, music and song.
Brian Warfield of the Wolfetones has written a book that tells the story of the Wolfetones through his own eyes. It is a journey "on the one road" through their humble beginnings in the 60's to the heights of success as one of Ireland's greatest ballad groups. You can order yours here.
THE INSIDE STORY FROM BRIAN WARFIELD
THE RAMBLINGS OF AN IRISH BALLAD SINGER - by Brian Warfield
The Barrowlands in Glasgow Scotland has seen many greats perform at the venue, but a Wolfetones concert there remains legendary and unforgettable. The Barrows and The Wolfetones are forever interlinked in Glaswegian folklore. The Wolfetones were honoured to be inducted into the Barrowlands Hall of Fame - officially now part of this famous venues' history.
THE BARROWLANDS MAKES THE TONES PART OF THEIR HISTORY
TONES INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
If you didn't get tickets for the Thursday 15th November at the London Irish Centre - never fear - the Wolfies will be here for another concert with a new date added due to the phenomenal demand - - Wednesday 14th November. Buy Tickets on
Due to phenomenal demand at the London Irish Centre - a new date 14th November 2018 has been added
The Wolfetones 55 Anniversary Tour of the US started on Friday 3rd March and ran until March 18th 2018. Having received the honorary keys to many of its cities and been cited by many dignatories, The Wolfetones continued to wow audiences across the USA.
Thank you to everyone that came to the Citywest 2017 Tones Fest. It was a memorable three nights with many people attending with their children and staying for the entire three nights at the citywest complex. The Wolfetones continue their popularity over the generations. Their concerts can be shared by all the family.
Three Nights a Sell-out Success with over 4000 people attending
TONES FEST 55 AT CITYWEST SELLS OUT
Despite the fact this song has never received any radio play in its native country, now European fans in France are showing respect for this song which has been sung around stadia, bars and homes around the world for the past 20 years. It is a song that will remain an anthem for every generation of Irish, Celtic and Scottish peoples.