Tommy Fitzharris

Instruments: Concertina

Multi-instrumentalist Tommy Fitzharris, hails from Stradbally, Co Laois, and is self-taught on the flute, concertina and whistle.

Tommy made a first ever for his county in 2009 when he won the Senior Concertina Title in the All-Ireland Fleadh. In 2012, he then triumphed in the All Ireland Senior Flute Competition winning it also at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Cavan.

Tommy has been a tutor on the BA in Irish Music and Dance and on the MA in Traditional Irish Music Performance in the University of Limerick from 2009 to present. Tommy has toured Europe, the United States and Asia extensively with the band Ciorras. Tommy holds an MA in Irish Traditional Music Performance and a Grad Dip in Music Education, attained from The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.

Dónal McCague & Tommy released their critically acclaimed fiddle & flute duet album entitled ‘The Bank of Turf’ in 2018 which was described by Frankie Gavin as “One of my all-time favourites; one I can leave on repeat for hours!”

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