Total raised
£6,145
Gift Aid £631.25
run by Eddie Toal
always in my heart
Irene Toal Tribute Fund
Many of you who are reading this will have lost loved ones or dear friends through cancer. You have my understanding and sympathy. I lost my lovely wife Irene to breast cancer in 2011 after a gruelling three year battle she waged with courage, determination and, incredibly, lots of laughter. Irene was not only the 'love of my life', she was the bravest person I've ever met and was just 48 years old when she passed away. We had no children and just lived happily in each other’s pockets. So when breast cancer finally stole Irene’s future, it took mine too. I was totally devastated when she died. I just adored her. During her treatment, Irene had nothing but praise for doctors, nurses and staff at Glasgow's Beatson Cancer Centre amid their daily struggle to arrest the ravages of this terrible disease among a seeming Tsunami of patients. It’s one of the busiest cancer hospitals in the UK. I want to do something to help. As the wife of a semi-professional vocalist, Irene had always urged me to make a recording but I never got around to it. Well finally I have. I've enlisted the help of some award winning British jazzmen to back me in singing and swinging the ‘American Songbook’ standards my wife and I loved. “Always In My Heart” is a musical memoir dedicated to my late wife. It’s an album of songs about love; the wistful yearning for it, the unbridled joy of finding it, the day-to-day year-by-year quiet satisfaction of it, and the agony of losing it. All proceeds and royalties from this CD are going to the Beatson Cancer Charity earmarked for patient care to help provide comfort and support to patients and their families attending the cancer centre. I've pressed a thousand copies to give away free at jazz gigs such as the one I do every Saturday evening in the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park as one of the 'Ben Marcato Four'. I want people to take the CD away, play it, and if they like it, make a donation and leave a message. Hopefully, that’s why you are here. You can also get my CD, Always in My Heart from Beatson Cancer Charity by calling them on 0141 212 0505 and asking for Supporter Care. It can also be sampled and purchased for download from iTunes or Amazon.It is available on Spotify and other platforms. All proceeds and royalties will go to the Beatson Cancer Charity. My memorial is not quite the Taj Mahal but it's the best I can do. Hopefully you and I together can assist patients battling this awful disease. And maybe something bountiful will spring from Irene's untimely passing. Thank you for your support. It means a lot. More about Irene can be found by viewing the video via the Memories tab. The CD booklet of liner notes, photos, song titles, and musicians' biographies can also be downloaded in PDF format via the Memories tab.
Threads of Sound
£50.00
2017-07-21
Royalties from "Always in my Heart" CD
Edward Toal
£10
2017-07-11
from Margaret and Brian Jones who took a CD at my Saturday evening gig in the Alona Hotel. Thank you both.
Jacqui Bond
£10
2017-04-28
Anonymous
£5
2017-02-23
Anonymous
£10
2017-02-23
Edward Toal
£30
2016-10-03
My thanks to Robert Wilson, Gerry & Joanne Ward, and Jim & Karen Brown who took CDs last Saturday afternoon at Grainhopper in Dumbarton Road where I am now singing with the Bobby Deans Big Band on alternative weeks.
Robert Fairfull
£10
2016-08-09
Good Luck, I enjoyed dancing to the Dave Anderson Band on Saturday Night at Carlton Hotel Prestwick, where I picked up your CD. I lost my wife 7 years ago to Pancreatic Cancer, she also fought the disease with good Spirit.
Rebecca McGuire
£20.00
2016-08-05
Just left Big Band in Carlton. What a wonderful way of keeping alive the memory of your beautiful wife while supporting a wonderful organisation.
Jane Liston
£20
2016-04-24
A beautiful memorial, Eddie. Such poignant sleeve notes to accompany the wonderful music. Irene was so very special. Jane (Michael Deans' wife)
Edward Toal
£20
2016-04-11
Thanks to Willie Matthews who took a CD in exchange for this donation when I was singing in The Library, Paisley, yesterday afternoon with the Michael Deans Quartet.
Jacqui Bond
£18
2016-03-28
In memory of my good friend Irene who's always in my heart and sadly missed! Rest in peace pal!
Edward Toal
£65
2016-03-25
From Roger Carter, Suzanne Pryde, Lorna Black, Freda Kennett, George Scott, Mae Wylie, M.Millar, Norma Naismith, Rowena Murray, Morag Thow, Katharine Billany, Moira Stewart, and Christine Gemmell at the McKillop Institute, Lochwinnoch where I sang with the Capital Big Band on Thursday 24 March .
Ruth Sinclair
£20
2016-02-08
Edward Toal
£22
2016-01-26
My thanks to Glen and Elrina McLeod of Clarens, South Africa for a 500 Rand donation...they really enjoyed the CD!
Catherine Carson
£10
2016-01-10
Many thanks to Stuart and Annemarie McCord for their kind donation. It was very much appreciated.
Stewart & Jenny
£40
2015-12-14
Anonymous
£10
2015-11-06
Thank you so much for the CD and for a wonderful big band night on Saturday at Age Concern. All the best Betty and John Weir
JOYCE ALBROW
£20
2015-11-01
VERY PROFESSIONAL CD & AN HONOUR TO BE ABLE TO HELP SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE.
janette schill
£10
2015-11-01
heard you at age concerns 40th anniversary party in irvine. had a great night enjoyed your cd. wonderful tribute to your wife.
Edward Toal
£35
2015-11-01
My thanks to those who left anonymous donations in lieu of CDs at Assembly Rooms, Irvine, Ayrshire on Saturday 31 October 2015. I was singing there with the Dave Anderson Big Band at an Age Concern function. Eddie
MC
£20
2015-10-27
Thank you, my Mum has loved listening to the songs on your CD. They have brought back lots of happy memories to her.
Anonymous
£20
2015-10-27
At last, managed to listen to your wonderful tribute – many Congratulations!! With love and best wishes from your favourite trombone section, M+D xx
Edward Toal
£100
2015-10-19
My thanks to Ian Harvey, Alex 'Sanny' Mann, Danny Kerrigan, Brian Donnelly, Anne Gallie & friends, and Michael Deans who all donated for CDs at Partick Brewery Co on Saturday afternoon 17 October where I was singing with the Bobby Deans Big Band. Eddie
Edward Toal
£20
2015-10-07
My thanks to Helen Millar of the 'Stitch 'n Bitch' knitting group at Glasgow Fort who gave a cash donation for the CD
Jim Martin
£20.00
2015-10-01
Great CD.
Andrew Ferguson
£10
2015-09-28
Douglas Ferrans
£50
2015-09-09
Eddie enjoyed the CD and meeting you at Turnberry. Great golf !
Edward Toal
£40
2015-09-07
Thanks to: Kathleen Sweeney, Lorna Bolland, Lesley Owens and Alex Houston who left cash donations for CDs at Troon Concert Hall on Sunday 6 September where I was singing with the Dave Anderson Big Band as part of 'Live At Troon' festival.
Anonymous
£10
2015-08-27
I really enjoyed your cd Eddie. Great to hear a first class singer with great songs in this era of noisy, off-key singers. Most enjoyable evening in Irvine Muir Church
Anonymous
£25
2015-08-25
A great CD, Fab musical arrangements and fantastic vocals from Eddie Toal. Irene would have loved the music. I particularly love the version of "hello young lovers" and " the way you look tonight" Tara McMahon, Glasgow
Edward Toal
£10
2015-08-24
My thanks to Hugh & Pat Lafferty who preferred to leave cash for a CD at the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park where I appear every Saturday evening with the Ben Marcato Trio.
Edward Toal
£50
2015-08-24
Thanks to Charlotte Thompson, Anne Murray, Joan Muir, Josephine Ferguson, Jeanette Paterson, and Jan & John Sloan who donated for CDs at Marymass Festival, Irvine gig with the Dave Anderson Big Band.
Anonymous
£10
2015-08-22
Great CD,wonderful singing and backing as well as a wonderful tribute and cause. Particularly enjoyed "On The Street Where You Live" and "My Funny Valentine" Talulah, USA
Alexander Miller
£10
2015-08-21
I heard you sing at the big band night in Irvine. An excellent way to remember your Wife Irene.
Anonymous
£5
2015-08-16
Donald Gibson
£20
2015-08-15
Anonymous
£5
2015-08-10
Such a lovely way to remember a loved one
Edward Toal
£35
2015-08-07
My thanks to Leanne McGowan and Agnes Bolton; and Jim and Marie Murphy, who paid for two CDs last month at my Saturday night jazz residency in the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park.
Bob Armour
£50
2015-07-01
Hi Eddie, I look forward to listening to your CD (long overdue!) and I hope it's a great concert on Friday. It's a fab idea and a brilliant cause.
Johanna Collins
£50
2015-07-01
Hi Eddie, what a fantastic night last night. I am honoured to have been a part of it, xx
Frances Ann
£20
2015-07-01
Hi Eddie, thanks for a great night, what a fitting tribute to Irene, x
Anonymous
£20
2015-07-01
Ian and Catherine .
£50
2015-07-01
Eddie, great night, great singing, great band. Fantastic cause. Irene wasn't just a cousin, she was a very special person to both of us. She will forever be in hearts.
Anonymous
£20
2015-07-01
Wee Rosie
£10
2015-07-01
Eddie, Sorry I couldn't make the night on Friday, but I look forward to listening the CD. Irene was a lovely girl. I hope you reach the target. Good luck
Jim and Lynda Jennifer's Ma & Pa
£20
2015-07-01
Great night again, enjoyed listening to band and Eddie singing, all for such a worthwhile cause.
Iain Morris
£10
2015-07-01
Touched by your story
Alex Murray
£10
2015-07-01
Hi Eddie, Every success with the appeal and the cd! You know I'm gonna want one, appreciate another artists work!!! It can be my tip next haircut!! Lol
Jim and Margaret Watt
£20
2015-07-01
Hi Eddie. Had a great night last Friday at the dance. Good to get a 'proper' band (and singer!) to dance to! Haven't had a chance to listen to the CD yet, but we're sure it will be a cracker!
Iain .
£20
2015-07-01
Irene will be proud of you Eddie
Jean McPherson
£10
2015-07-01
Alison Hood
£20
2015-07-01
What a lovely idea!Well done Eddie x
Anonymous
£50
2015-07-01
Lovely songs. Treasure your memories.
Jim Stevenson
£10
2015-07-01
Hi, Eddie. I got a copy of cd today whilst attending the Beatson, to give as a gift. Please accept this £10 donation. I hope you find peace.
John .
£100
2015-07-01
Eddie, Thanks for bringing back the lovely, happy memories we all have of Irene. I think of you both with every line of every lyric on your marvelous CD.
Peter Kendall
£20
2015-07-01
Hi Eddie. Fond memories of you as a colleague. Have bought the album and look forward to listening to you tonight. Power to your elbow in all you set out to do. Best wishes. Peter
Dave Beatson
£50
2015-07-01
Eddie, it was a privilege to be a part of the evening and your story touched many hearts. Hope you reach your target and more. Good luck. Dave.
John and Jackie C .
£10
2015-07-01
Wonderful tribute to a beautiful lady
Olga Clayton
£10
2015-06-30
Your CD is a classy recording of fine 'standards', with superb backing by Jim Mullen, Brian Dee, Bruce Adams, Bobby Worth & Simon Thorpe; a loving tribute to Irene and an adornment of a great charity.
Michael and Margaret Welsh
£40
2015-06-30
A lovely tribute for a lovely person
Shona Bulloch
£10
2015-06-30
A lovely tribute to your beautiful wife. It was a great night and you have an amazing voice!
Anonymous
£10
2015-06-30
Heard your story and your song today. Truly an inspiration to those of who have lost a loved one to the dreaded disease.
Ronnie Cassels
£20
2015-06-30
Eddie, I only found out about Irene this week because of the CD story, shocked. I got the CD off iTunes. I promise to listen to it once right thru before deleting ;-) £10 of this is from my mum.
Jim McGachy
£20
2015-06-30
A very positive thing to do, all the best!
Barbara Catt
£50
2015-06-30
Terrific music and great cause!
Lindsay and Alan
£20
2015-06-30
Thoroughly enjoyed the dance at the Alona, CD is superb and all the better because it is so personal and is going to such a good cause.
Ruby and Steve
£20
2015-06-30
Really enjoyed your singing at Whigam's last night (Edinburgh). Love the easy, mellow tones on the CD as well. All the best in raising money for Beatson's - a truly worthwhile cause. Ruby and Steve
Anonymous
£10
2015-06-30
A great idea and a great CD. Just fab backing you on Saturday and hearing the passion you put in to vocals for a great cause. Wishing you every possible success.
Anonymous
£20
2015-06-30
Enjoyed your performance at Whighams last night - great idea to fundraise this way- good luck!
Cat, Gus & Jimmy .
£40
2015-06-30
What a "Fab-u-lous" Night we had at The Alona "Fab-u-lous Friday Event", was lovely to meet you Eddie, what a talented man you are. Your CD is superb, keep playing it over & over again. Brilliant.
Jim McQuat
£10
2015-06-30
Thoroughly enjoyed tape. Great selection of numbers and excellent backing. Thank you
Alaster & Maggie Jazz Lovers
£15
2015-06-30
Jo and Janice (Lismore)
£20
2015-06-30
Lovely tribute
Mairi .
£20
2015-06-30
This appeal, the Cd and your love for Irene are inspiring
Bill Gardiner
£20
2015-06-30
Eddie, The CD is great! I'm really enjoying it. Well done and all the best for your fundraising for such a worthy cause. Bill Gardiner
Chris Roy
£25
2015-06-30
Saw you perform at the Partick Tavern on Saturday and was moved by your little speech and smiled at the song you wrote. CD is great by the way!
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£1
2015-06-30
Eddie Toal
£100
2015-06-30
My thanks to: Nancy Henderson & Jean Craig in Ayr: Bill Flucker and Paul & Judith at Whigham's Jazz Club Edinburgh: Carlo in 'Little Italy' Glasgow
Eddie Toal
£65
2015-06-30
My thanks to: Sheila & Bob King, Betty, Shona & Alice, Margaret McIntyre, and Willie Dyer at Partick Tavern, Glasgow; Jim McQuat and others at Lismore, Glasgow
Eddie Toal
£50
2015-06-30
My thanks to Syd Preston in Kent for this donation
Eddie Toal
£15
2015-06-30
My thanks to Mrs J Humble of West Linton who wrote to me c/o the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park. Hope you enjoy the CD I've posted out!
Anonymous
£10
2015-06-30
Lovely tribute to a lovely lady
Debbie .
£20
2015-06-30
Thank you very much for my cd Eddie... I love it. A wonderful tribute for Irene, a beautiful, inspirational Lady. Such a worthy cause that sadly effects everyone at some point in life.
Isabel and John
£40
2015-06-30
Irene would be delighted. Professional,wonderful selection, many of her favorites heart felt and beautifully sung. Evokes memories of her walking into your gigs with a slightly abashed and proud smile
Bob and Adele Watt
£20
2015-06-30
Eddie - saw the article in "Railnews". Very sorry to hear about Irene, but what a lovely tribute to someone so special and worthy of love. We wish you every success in fundraising!
James Wallace
£10
2015-06-30
Mary Newman
£15
2015-06-30
I enjoyed your signing at the Alona Hotel on 21st of February. I am really pleased to donate to this and the CD is a lovely tribute to your wife.
Jim Parke
£20
2015-06-30
I always enjoy the music at the Alona
Tom McCarroll
£20
2015-06-30
Eddie, great CD! I never knew the lady but she must have been something really special. I am sure she would be delighted to know so many people will be thinking of her while enjoying your singing.
Karen ( Westend)
£10
2015-06-30
All for a great cause!
Eddie Toal
£10
2015-06-30
My thanks to Susan Hughes for this donation. Eddie.
Anonymous
£10
2015-06-30
Charlie and Kath
£20
2015-06-30
Condolences to Ted and Irene's family. Her smile and sense of humor is much missed.
Karen .
£25
2015-06-30
Donations from Jim and Rona Maxwell, friends at dance class; and work colleague of Dolly's. Thanks on behalf of Eddie Toal and the Beatson.
Caroline and Ian Goodship
£10
2015-06-30
Thanks to the band for a wonderful evening at the Alona
Eddie Toal
£25
2015-06-30
My thanks to Jim and May Barton who got the CD at Alona Hotel
Eddie Toal
£20
2015-06-30
My thanks to Ella Prior, Jim Murray and Lilly Jolly for donations at Partick Brewery Co, Glasgow.
Ian Jenkins
£20
2015-06-30
Well done Eddie. A wonderful tribute for your late wife. The music is as wonderful as I would expect from everyone involved.
Your Railnews mates Tony and Paul
£50
2015-06-30
A real cool CD: very pleasant listening. Pity we don't live a bit nearer so we can hear you live.
Mcilroy & co Weath Management
£20
2015-06-30
Good luck with fundraising
Grace Black
£20
2015-06-30
A beautiful CD and a fitting tribute. Good luck with the fundraising
The Cassidy's
£20
2015-06-30
I hope you reach your target x
Jim and Lesley Miller
£20
2015-06-30
Dear Eddie Sorry that we didn't get a chance to meet Irene she sounds lovely. Great that you made the CD a lasting tribute. Best of luck with the fundraising.
Eddie Toal
£10
2015-06-30
My thanks to Flora Paterson at the Lismore in Glasgow for this donation
Anonymous .
£20
2015-06-30
I lost my mum to cancer, good luck with your fundraising.
Jaqui and Andrew
£20
2015-06-30
A beautiful tribute to a beautiful person xx
Paul, Gail, Abby Matthew and Ben
£50
2015-06-30
With all our love.
Eddie Toal
£10
2015-06-30
My thanks to Frances Diamond for this donation
Karen .
£20
2015-06-30
On behalf of family who recently got the CD
Stuart and Katrina Brown
£20
2015-06-30
Well done Eddie, we love the CD. Stuart and Katrina Brown
Eddie Toal
£20
2015-06-30
My thanks to Henry Fullerton and Bobby Campbell for these cash donations
Eddie Toal
£30
2015-06-30
My thanks to Jeannie Kelly & family who were celebrating at the Alona
Eddie Toal
£30
2015-06-30
My thanks to Eva Lamberton and John Biggar who paid cash for CDs at Southpark Hotel in Troon today where I was singing with the Dave Anderson Big Band
Jim Hutcheon
£10
2015-06-30
Great CD!
Eddie Toal
£10
2015-06-30
My thanks to Kevin Hughes for his donation at the Alona Hotel on 23 May
Eddie Toal
£10
2015-06-30
My thanks to Betty McIntosh for a £10 donation at the Lismore in Partick, Glasgow
Eddie Toal
£55
2015-06-30
My Thanks to Chris McDonald, Joe McGrath, and Allister Harland who all paid for CDs at Partick Tavern where I was appearing Saturday 30 May with Bobby Deans Big Band
Eddie Toal
£3100
2015-07-02
A huge 'Thank You' to all who contributed raffle prizes and to all who attended February's charity big band dance at the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park.It featured the Dave Anderson Big Band and myself on vocals.
Anonymous
£219
2015-07-02

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Always In My Heart CD Download and Review
2016-03-04
You can get my CD, Always in My Heart from Beatson Cancer Charity by calling them on 0141 212 0505 and asking for Supporter Care. It can also be sampled and purchased for download from iTunes via this link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/always-in-my-heart-musical/id965199108 , or on Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_nr_seeall_1?rh=k%3AEddie+Toal%2Ci%3Adigital-music&keywords=Eddie+Toal&ie=UTF8&qid=1456331877. It is available on Spotify and other platforms. A review of the CD can be read via this link http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/cd-review-eddie-toal-always-in-my-heart.html .
Eddie Toal
10/19/2015
Photos, liner notes, acknowledgements, musicians’ biographies, and a song list, are all in this CD booklet, downloadable in PDF format:
Edward Toal
07/21/2015
Irene a few months before diagnosis, operation, chemo, hair loss etc....
Irene Toal, Eddie Toal
Edward Toal
07/21/2015
Memorial Video

A memorial video to my wife Irene - "My One And Only Love", sung by Eddie Toal

McKnight
07/01/2015
A very worthwhile cause and a great tribute to a great lady.
Bruce and Thel
07/01/2015
Eddie, what a fantastic tribute to Irene. All our love! xxx
Karen
07/01/2015
Deeply moved by your story, Eddie. On behalf of all of us who have lost loved ones to cancer in the past, thank you for wanting to make a difference for the future.
Janice Kerrigan
07/01/2015
Well done Eddie, what a wonderful thing to do. Delighted to help a good cause.Irene would have been so proud, she was one in a million.
Dave
07/01/2015
Great tribute to a lovely lady.
Lesley
07/01/2015
Wonderful music Eddie, what a fantastic thing to do in memory of Irene. I really wish I had known her although you keep her in your heart and I feel as though she is always there with you.
Angie and Kenny
07/01/2015
Eddie Toal, I enjoyed the CD very much. I'am certain Irene would be swooning, she will be so proud of you.
Anonymous
07/01/2015
This is a wonderful cause for a lovely lady
Eddie Toal
06/23/2015
My thanks to Betty McIntosh for a £10 donation at the Lismore in Partick, Glasgow Donation by Eddie Toal on 28/05/15 £10.00
Eddie Toal
06/23/2015
My Thanks to Chris McDonald, Joe McGrath, and Allister Harland who all paid for CDs at Partick Tavern where I was appearing Saturday 30 May with Bobby Deans Big Band
Eddie Toal
06/23/2015
A huge 'Thank You' to all who contributed raffle prizes and to all who attended February's charity big band dance at the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park. It featured the Dave Anderson Big Band and myself on vocals and raised £3,100 on the night for Irene's tribute fund. Eddie
Latest memory
Her laughter.
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