Stompin Tom

I visited the new Stompin Tom Connors Centre in Skinners Pond Prince Edward Island, Canada yesterday. Stompin Tom is an iconic Canadian country singer. Skinners Pond was his boyhood home.

Stompin Tom Centre

The museum is built between his boyhood home and the one room schoolhouse he attended.

Welcome Sign

The centre just opened on July 1 this year (Canada Day) the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation.

Charles Thomas “Stompin’ Tom” Connors, (February 9, 1936 – March 6, 2013) was a Canadian country and folk singer and songwriter. Stompin Tom wrote more than 300 songs and has released four dozen albums, with total sales of nearly 4 million copies. Three of his best-known songs are Sudbury Saturday Night, Bud the Spud, and The Hockey Song.
Bud the Spud commemorates the potato industry in Prince Edward Island.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtySGSuKZe8

Similar to Hank Williams Jr’s “Monday Night Football Song”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocUUPJOiInI

Stompin Tom”s “The Hockey Song”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxJvrD80nJ4

was played before games in the National Hockey League.

You can find more information on Stompin Tom on Wickipedia at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stompin%27_Tom_Connors

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