Tommy Fleming to help launch Mayo Day Tradfest in Ballina

Event Date

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Star of ‘Paddy The Show’ to help launch Mayo Day Tradfest in Ballina

One of the stars of the sell-out hit ‘Paddy the Musical’ – the award winning Irish singer and musician, Tommy Fleming will be appearing at the press launch for the Mayo Manchester Mayo Day Tradfest on Sunday 1 May. Tommy will be performing one of the hits from the show ahead of his forthcoming UK tour which will be making its UK debut from the 9th November in Manchester.
Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester commented “We are over the moon that Tommy has agreed to join us at the launch. I have heard fantastic things about ‘Paddy the Show’ and it has really touched the hearts of the diaspora, it’s great to see a musical bring that experience to life. Everyone is really excited about Tommy performing at the launch, I thought it couldn’t get any better, but this will be a Mayo Day to remember.”

Mayo Manchester are flying into Ballina, Mayo to stage the Press launch for their forthcoming Mayo Manchester Tradfest on Sunday 1 May at 3pm in Dillons Courtyard. The special free afternoon of Irish, Music, Song and Dance will be launched by Ballina TD, Dara Calleary. As well as the appearance of Tommy Fleming it also features a host of stars including Country Music TV star, Pamela Gilmartin, dancers and musicians from Atlantic Rhythm, acoustic stars, Dennis McCalmount and Brian Duffy plus host of surprise guests. The special event will be hosted by Dolores O'Boyle.

The Manchester based Tourism and Business group have joined forces with Failte Ireland, the Ballina Chamber, Mayo.ie and a number of performance groups in Manchester and Mayo to stage the annual 6 Day Irish, Music, Song and Dance festival which runs from Friday 29 July to Wednesday 3 August. With over 50 events being staged in and around Ballina the festival which is now in its second year has already received support from the Tourism Minister Michael Ring TD and the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.

Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester added "We decided to stage this special free event to give people a taste of what is to come in the summer and to celebrate the worldwide Mayo Day. We want to try and meet as many venues and groups who want to get involved in this years event. If anyone cannot make the launch or would like further information they can email mayomanchester@gmail.com or visit our website at www.mayomanchester.com "

"We would like to thank the Ballina Chamber and the Ballina Salmon Festival and all the performers and venues who have already shown their support, it makes it so much easier to stage such a festival to work when everyone works together."

As well as the Mayo Day celebration in Ballina, Mayo Manchester have organised a Mayo Day weekend in Manchester.
‘Paddy’ is an original drama/musical that has been enthralling and entertaining audiences with sell out shows all over Ireland. Starring the International Singing Star Tommy Fleming this show has it all from a fascinating storyline, a gripping drama and 13 original songs in a rollercoaster production that has won rave reviews and has been described as ‘a must see show’.

Co-written by Tommy Fleming alongside Singer/Songwriter Gerry Carney and Tommy Marren (who penned the hugely successful comedy ‘It’s the Real McCoy’) this brand new original stage show tells the story of Patrick Murphy who leaves Ireland in the early 1960’s in search of fame and fortune.

The story unfolds over a 25-year period as Patrick – played by Tommy Fleming – experiences the highs and lows of life on the building sites of London town.

The Dates for ‘Paddy the Show’ in the UK are
Nov 9th Parr Hall Palmyra Square South Cultural Quarter Warrington WA1 1BL Nov 10th Redditch Palace Alcester Street, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 8A ON SALE Nov 11th Oakengates Theatre Limes Walk Oakengates Telford TF2 6EP ONSALE

Nov 15th Stockport Plaza The Plaza Mersey Sq Stockport SK11SP

Nov 16th Stockport Plaza The Plaza Mersey Sq Stockport SK11SP

Nov 17th The Muni, Albert Rd Colne Lancashire BB8 0AE Nov 18th Bedworth Civic Hall Nov 19th Bedworth Civic Hall

Nov 22nd Watford Colosseum

Tommy himself will be appearing in Manchester at the Waterside Theater on the 24th March 2017

All details on www.tommyfleming.com
For more information visit www.mayomanchester.com

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