Cavan and Leitrim enchanting settings for upcoming Tommy Fleming concerts

Sheila Reilly

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Tommy Fleming

Tommy Fleming is bringing his Voice of Hope II tour to St Patrick's Church Mohill this Friday November 30 and to Our Lady of Lourdes Church Mullahoran on Thursday December 13.

Tommy Fleming is bringing his incredible nationwide Voice of Hope II tour to two unique locations in the locality.

The renowned singer will perform in St Patrick’s Church Mohill on Friday night, November 30 and also in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Mullahoran on Thursday December 13.

“I’m really looking forward it, neither of them are places I’ve been to before,” Tommy Fleming told the Leader this week. This tour, which includes Churches and Cathedrals around the country is bringing the Sligo man to parts of the country he has never seen.

“It’s lovely getting around to these places,” says, adding that he’s from a rural area himself “so I never go around thinking I’m landing in the middle of nowhere.”

He agrees that singing in Churches is a very different experience to performing in theatres and the like.

“The great thing about it, especially coming up to Christmas is when you’re singing songs like “O Holy Night” or “In The Bleak Midwinter”, when you close your eyes for a minute you are transported back to 10 years of age to Midnight Mass, when it was at midnight, and couldn’t even sleep that night with the excitement.

"You’re looking back with a tear in one eye and a smile in the other.”

He loves the idea of bringing a concert to the heart of the smaller communities.

“It grounds me completely,” he says. “A lot of people wouldn’t get to the Mullingar Park Hotel or to Bord Gais and we’re able to do this.”

The band consists of a string quartet, piano and guitar and the playlist changes depending on the night and the venue.

The result is a beautiful intimate gig with a deep sound, thanks to Tommy’s wonderful voice and the acoustics of these lovely buildings.

No wonder that the crowds have been flocking in their droves.

Tickets for the concert in St Patrick's Church Mohill on Friday night, November 30 are on sale in Mulvey's Newsagents Carrick on Shannon and Paul's Newsagents Mohill.

Tickets for the Tommy Fleming Concert in Our Lady Of Lourdes Church in Mullahoran on December 13 are available at Lynch’s Gala 043-6683129 or call 087-6484874 or 087-8515262.