I have been asked to be the guest speaker at the “United Way” kick off breakfast this September. Seems that over my whole music career I have somehow been involved in Charity events. There were hard times in Northern Ireland when I was young and I am sure we were helped by charitable folk.
My Dad could make money playing his music and before long my sister Sandra and I formed “The Millar Kids” and we were soon in demand at many charity functions.
We continued the duo when we came to Canada and we were constantly on call for charity work here as well.
My little mother pushed us on and one of her favourite philosophies was, “When you grow older you will discover you have two hands, one for helping yourself and one for helping others.”
At 16 I wasn’t much of a charity minded person but I did love being on stage and I suppose Irish Rovers were created from those many Charity events.