Tom McInerney
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Tom McInerney

London, Ontario, Canada | SELF | AFM

London, Ontario, Canada | SELF | AFM
Solo Folk Acoustic


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"Juror for Ontario Arts Council's 2013 "Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award""


The Colleen Peterson Songwriting Fund was established in 2003 to honour Colleen Peterson’s contribution to Canadian folk and country music.
The annual $1,000 award supports and promotes the work of Ontario-resident emerging singer-songwriters in the genres of roots, traditional, folk and country music.
Nominations are received from Folk Music Ontario’s “Songs from the Heart” competition. OAC assembles the jury that chooses the award recipient.
This year’s jury consisted of Kevin Chief (Ottawa), Tom McInerney (London) and Lori Yates (Hamilton).
- Ontario Arts Council

"Shortlisted for the 2011 Colleen Peterson Award"

The Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award
The Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award was established to help support and promote the work of Ontario-resident emerging singer/songwriters in the genres of roots, traditional, folk and country music. The annual recipient is chosen by an Ontario Arts Council (OAC) selection panel from nominations put forward by the OCFF’s Songs From the Heart competition jury.
Ontario singer-songwriter Colleen Peterson had a soaring voice, engaging stage presence and a proven songwriting talent. The recipient of two Juno Awards, Colleen collaborated with a long list of folk, roots and country musicians, and was a founding member of the celebrated group Quartette. After a year-long battle with cancer, Colleen passed away at the age of 45 in 1996, and was inducted posthumously into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

The OCFF would like to acknowledge the good work of the fifteen songs chosen from more than 200 to be shortlisted for the Colleen Peterson Award. In addition to the winner Alise Marlane’s “L’aurore boréale,” the list includes:

The Ways I Love You Faye Blais
At The Microphone Rob Szabo & Peter Katz
Lay Your Fences Down Roy Hickling

Bits and Pieces Tom McInerney

Voices in the Well Roy Hickling
A Simple Dream Grant Tilly
Carry Me Home Ali Matthews
Here’s To You Jeff Bien
Life Is Good Brock Zeman
Different Points Along The Same Line Rob Szabo
Jenny’s Dream Roy Hickling
Grow Noah Aiken-Klar, Joshua Skye Engel
Near Midnight MJ Cyr
Open For Business Mike Ford
- Ontario Council of Folk Festivals

"Winner 2011 Songs From The Heart Contest"

"Bits and Pieces" was recognized as the winner in the "Political" category of the 2011 Songs From the Heart Contest - Ontario Council of Folk Festivals

"A Modern Day Troubador"

... a 'Modern Day Troubadour'. Big, vibrant voice paired with relevant and topical approach to the craft... - Wendell Ferguson - Wendell Ferguson

"Billboard World Song Contest"

"Bits and Pieces" achieved Honorable Mention status in the 17th annual Billboard World Song Contest - Billboard Magazine

"Tom at Cobble Hills"

This is a note to express my satisfaction of having Tom McInerney as our live entertainer at Cobble Hills Golf and Ski Club. Tom was a pleasure to deal with and customers loved his music. I am looking forward to having Tom back to Cobble Hills as soon as possible.

Thank You

Justin Sherriff

Event Coordinator
Cobble Hills Golf and Ski Club
- Cobble Hills

"Great American Song Contest"

Finalist in the 2009 Great American Song Contest for "Bits and Pieces" - Great American Song Contest

"100% Music Semi-Finalist"

Semi-Finalist in the 2009 "100% Music" International Songwriting Contest for "Bits and Pieces" - 100% Music


1) "Grandma" (in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign)
2) "Bits and Pieces" (in support of the Alzheimer Society, London and Middlesex)
3) "The Garden" (Excerpt from "Stories Along the Journey", a show based on the Gospel of Matthew, consisting of 18 original songs.)



Tom is an award winning singer-songwriter / guitarist, based in London, Ontario.

A member of SOCAN; the London Musicians Association (local 279 of the A.F.of M.); the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI); and the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals, Tom has been entertaining for almost 30 years.

He has won numerous awards for his songwriting, the most recent of which were from the 2011 Songs From the Heart Song Contest, the 2010 Billboard International Song Contest and the 2009 Great American Song Contest, and is an important part of "Tin Pan North", the NSAI Songwriter's festival.

Tom's music has been described as soulful and important ("The Wild Broker" nothwithstanding!). His music and performances have been used in support of such varied causes as The Stephen Lewis Foundation; graceFM: Leprosy Mission Canada, Wellspring Cancer Centre, and the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex.

Tom is a regular performer at the Festa Italiana, and the London Celtic Festival, and he has worked with such diverse musicians as John P. Allen, Sandy MacKay, John Regan, Jesse Ross, Denise Pelley, Charles Di Raimondo, Steve Leslie and Wendell Ferguson.

With original music that is deep and meaningful, along with a sense of humour and ability to connect with his audience, you can expect Tom to always provide an energetic, yet enigmatic experience.

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