‘My Home in Fermoy’ by the Fermoy International Choir and friends

— St. Patricks Day, 2021 – In loving memory of Dave Roche and Tommy Baker – One Town, One Voice —

An updated recording of the century-old ballad ‘My Home in Fermoy’ by the Fermoy International Choir, has gone viral – but its success coincided with the news that one of the contributors passed away on the afternoon the song was released online.

Tommy Baker was one of 32-people living in the town to contribute to the production with his voice and image used throughout, but on Friday afternoon just hours after the song was released, news filtered through that the hugely popular and universally-loved Fermoy-native had passed away.

It also incorporates the singing of Dave Roche who recorded the ballad in recent years – Dave, himself another local legend, passed away last November at the age of 98. The song is dedicated to both Dave Roche and Tommy Baker.

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