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Emmet Cahill answers questions from fans

We recently revealed that we would be doing a Q&A with Celtic Thunder member and solo star Emmet Cahill.

We asked our social media followers if they had any questions they would like to ask the singer.

Emmet CAhill speaks to Irish Music Daily and answers questions from fans

We were inundated with responses and have selected the best questions to put to Emmet.

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Irish legend ‘winding down the clock’

Irish music legend Finbar Furey is set to wind down his long and successful career – but not before releasing another album and embarking on one last big tour.

The 68-year-old musician revealed that he has recently completed work on an album of uilleann pipe music.

Finbar Furey set to wind down the clock on touring

He is set to perform a series of concerts in Germany, Ireland and South Africa. Furey told the Irish Times that he hopes to record new material with local musicians in South Africa but is unlikely to tour again.

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Celtic Thunder fans defend band over GodTube video

Fans of Celtic Thunder have leapt to the band’s defence after their version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah was criticised by some users of a Christian website.

Celtic Thunder fans defend band over GodTube video
The band put on a breath-taking performance of Hallelujah, and one user posted it on to GodTube.

Although most agreed that the band did a great job singing the song, some viewers posted negative comments with regards to the lyrics, and whether the song was suitable for the Christian site.

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Celtic Thunder spark controversy on Christian website

Celtic Thunder‘s haunting rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah has caused some controversy after being posted on a Christian channel.

The organisers of GodTube described the video as breathtaking and although many of its followers enjoyed it, others were more critical.

Celtic Thunder's version of Hallelujah sparks controversy

One commenter wrote: “The questionable lyrics of this Leonard Cohen song merit further evaluation. I seriously question whether this song should be posted on Godtube!”

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Search for Ireland’s best busker

Buskers in Ireland are being called on to showcase their musical talents on a new show on TG4.

The Irish language TV channel is hoping to find singers and musicians to enter their competition to find Ireland’s top busker. They have started to take applications already and the show will be recorded early next year.

Search for Ireland's best busker

Here is what TG4 had to say:

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