Emotional Tribute To Darren From Tralee Musical Society

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Darren Mullery with his wife Danielle Faulconbridge and their daughter Noelle. Photo by Dermot Crean

TRALEE Musical Society outdid themselves on Sunday afternoon when they screened a special music video tribute to a member who is suffering from cancer.

It was an emotional but uplifting occasion in Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse when Darren Mullery watched himself star in the video, ‘Fighting Cancer, Darren’s Way’, along with family, friends and members of the society.

It was Darren’s first time seeing the video and TraleeToday.ie spoke to him immediately after.

“It was very emotional, there were tears in the eyes. It’s overwhelming. To see all my friends here to support me was brilliant. You couldn’t ask for a better bunch of friends in the world,” said Darren.

Darren was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, but in the meantime there was great joy when he and his wife, Danielle Faulconbridge, welcomed their baby daughter Noelle into the world in December.

The video was the brainchild of Darren’s friend, Rebecca Roche, who is also a member of Tralee Musical Society.

About two months ago, Rebecca was on Facebook and saw the story of a woman who had made a music video about her fight against cancer.

Rebecca got in touch with Darren to ask him if he wanted to do something similar and he said he’d be up for it.

The wheels were set in motion with Society members Oliver Hurley as director and Tom Hanafin on camera. Darren chose the song ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ which was famously used in the ‘Rocky III’ movie.

In the video, Darren rises out of his hospital bed, goes to a gym where he has a boxing match and ends up at home with Danielle and Noelle.

“My wife has been very supportive. She couldn’t wait to get involved and we got my daughter into the video as well. It’s something she’ll have in the future to look back on. She was only five months old but she was helping her daddy,” said Darren.

With the help of friends they created the video which was shown in the Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse on Sunday afternoon.

The video will be put up on Youtube on Monday at 2pm and Rebecca and Darren are encouraging everybody who sees it online to share it and ask their friends to share it.

We’ll post the video link tomorrow on the site.


Darren Mullery with his wife Danielle and baby daughter Noelle and friends from Tralee Musical Society at the screening of the video on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean


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