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Second Tommy Fleming concert date for Moate

Story by Tom Kelly

Thursday, 13th December, 2012 4:56pm

Second Tommy Fleming concert date for Moate

Due to popular demand for the Tommy Fleming Gala Christmas Concert in Tuar Ard, Moate, an extra date has been added, on Sunday, December 16, at 8.30pm.

The previous night (Thursday) is booked out.

2012 is a year Tommy Fleming describes as the toughest year of his and his family's life!

On March 30, Tommy suffered a huge blow with the loss of both his parents when they unexpectedly passed away within hours of each other.

In the months that followed Tommy took a long break from his career and evaluated his life, his music and what steps he now needed to take. During this emotionally upsetting time Tommy started to write and the results were a surprise to Tommy himself when he realises he could recalled a lot more about his life and career that he though, his writing took a life of its own and now for the first time he is due to release a photographic autobiography Let Me Begin which includes a unique collection of classic, rear and unseen photographs.

This is Tommy's first time to release a book based on his life with never before told stories from his childhood, his family life, schooldays, his first ever time stepping onto a stage, starting his first band, Phil Coulter influence joining De Dannan together with his trials and tribulations throughout his musical career and his life.

Book available from Eason's nationwide or buy from

Tommy also returned to his musical roots during his time off and put together a collection of emotional heart wrenching songs to make up his new album of 15 brand new tracks inspired by the influences he received throughout his career from his parents and the feeling of helplessness when that part of his world changes forever. Tommy's album 'Begin' which he describes as the most "cathartic work he has ever done and a fitting and personal tribute to his beloved Mmother and father".

This is Tommy's first original studio album in six years showcasing 15 brand new recordings including the talents of four Irish writers. Begin is a return to his more folk traditional roots in music.

Tickets €28 incl. Wine reception at 7.30pm prior to show.

Booking Essential: Contact Tuar Ard 090 6482042.

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