Tommy Fleming in Kilworth on Thursday 10th
On Thursday night next (10th), Tommy Fleming takes to the stage of The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth with his highly popular acoustic show.
While Tommy Fleming's star has risen to great heights over the past decade and a half, he also has had his fair share of hard luck to contend with. In early 1998, he was almost killed in an autowreck returning from a gig to his native Sligo. He escaped from the burning car with a broken neck. He ended up wearing a cranial halo for three months and was told there was a chance he might not be able to walk again.
Last year in April, he was left heartbroken after his parents died within hours of one another. He cut short his UK tour to rush to the family home in Aclare, Co Sligo after learning that his mum Annie (83) was seriously ill and was by her bedside for a week before she passed away. But Tommy was to be dealt a double blow when his father Paddy (86) died just a few hours later. The couple had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary just two weeks earlier.
Tommy rose to fame in the early 1990s after he was asked to tour the US with Phil Coulter and went on to establish himself as a brilliant solo artist with his unique and dynamic bel canto tenor voice.
Tickets (€27.50) from The Avondhu office, Fermoy (025-32227); Cotter's Kilworth (27109); Hyland's Mitchelstown (24528) and from 087-6492514.
Friday 4th October 9:36am