Des Wil­loughby

Bray People - - THENOTEBOOK WICKLOW -

I RE­GARD this time of the year as a time to re­flect on the things that are im­por­tant in life, like fam­ily and friends. The old cliche of get­ting back to the gym ap­plies-I've lost five stone weight over the last num­ber of years so really just to try and con­tinue on a healthy eat­ing and ex­er­cise regime.

I'm also plan­ning to play more hand­ball with an aim to com­pet­ing in the next World cham­pi­onships as I really en­joyed par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 2012 Cham­pi­onships and I was de­lighted that my fa­ther Richard and my two brothers Rob­bie and Sammy won world ti­tles.

I will be busy both with my solo per­for­mances and with The Wil­lioughby Brothers; we have tours to the U.S in March and April so there's a lot of prepa­ra­tion work with those trips.

We are back in the stu­dio in Jan­uary record­ing our sec­ond al­bum so we are in the process of se­lect­ing songs for that at the moment, and we also have a con­cert in the Am­ber Springs Gorey on Sun­day, Jan­uary 20.

I really en­joy meet­ing new peo­ple and build­ing new friend­ships so hopefully that will con­tinue in 2013 as we get to travel and tour more.

Over­all I really hope 2013 will be a very pro­duc­tive and suc­cess­ful year.

My big­gest wish for 2013 is that my fam­ily and friends stay healthy, safe and happy through­out the year, and that things get a lit­tle eas­ier for any­one that is go­ing through a tough time at the moment.

Des Wil­loughby - Tenor and mem­ber of The Wil­loughby Brothers

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