James Reddiough has been writing about the 1963 Irish tour in Irish periodicals for over a decade. Although 2 years short of the 50th anniversary, he decided to publish  a 25 page illustrated booklet. Mr. Reddiough doesn't pretend to have written a complete, or error free story about this tour. Mr. Reddiough wrote very little  about the parts of the tour that took Jim and the Blue Boys to Northern Ireland and the US bases in England.   

The book contains two rare pictures, one  taken at the Pavesi Ballroom in Donegal, the other at the Press reception  at Shannon, and a few reproductions from newspaper advertisements and press announcements. Larry Cunningham, the Irish singer who became famous for his tribute on Jim Reeves, wrote a Foreword.

The book was launched to the public on September 25th in the town of Castlebar, Ireland.  The book can be bought for 5 at certain shops in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland.  We have  a limited supply of the book on sale at the fan club meeting on October 17. We'll have more copies in stock soon. Anyone who wishes to order a copy, please write to us for details.

Please  click here to  read an article about the book in the Mayo News of  5 October 2010