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Colm Keegan speaks about ‘The Dance’ and his future

Colm Keegan’s debut solo single ‘The Dance’ has been a huge success, hitting the number one spot on the itunes World Music Charts.

The Celtic Thunder star teamed up with Laura Durrant to record the famous Tony Arata country song.

Colm Keegan with guitar from his website. Copyright Nathalie Marquez Courtney

Colm Keegan

This week Colm spoke to Irish Music Daily about his solo career and debut single.

Irish Music Daily: Tell us about the Dance, what it means to you and why you chose it as a debut single.

Colm Keegan: ‘The Dance’ has been one of my favourite songs for many years now, by one of my favourite performers, Garth Brooks. I’ve wanted to record it for many years now and it’s been a well-known ‘party-piece’ of mine back home.


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Audition for exciting new Irish musical

Singers are being invited to audition for an exciting new Irish musical

The Last Torch Cover

The Last Torch

The show, produced by Frances O’Neill, is called ‘The Last Torch’ and is described as being a cross between ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Les Miserables’.

It is a musical set in 16th century Ireland. It follows the story of the O’Rouke clan who helped survivors of a Spanish Armada Shipwreck defiance of orders from Queen Elizabeth I.

It an adventure that connects the past and present through music.

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Keith Harkin Street Team fundraiser a huge success

A fund raiser organised by the Keith Harkin Street Team has been an overwhelming success after more than doubling its target.

Roxie Rycher with Keith

Roxie Rycher with Keith

The team had hoped to raise $2,800 to mark the Celtic Thunder star Keith Harkin’s 28th birthday. The final total was $6,600. The money will be donated to the Horatio Alger Scholars scheme which is a charity close to Harkin’s heart.

The scheme provides scholarships to students who have faced adversity. Harkin attended one of their courses last year and was moved by what he saw.

The fundraising campaign ended on Harkin’s birthday (10th June) and the team are delighted with the success.

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George Donaldson Street Team smashes fund-raising target ten fold

A recent campaign by fans of the late Celtic Thunder star George Donaldson, to raise money for his daughter, came to an end on Sunday – having smashed through its target.

T-shirt for the Sarah Donaldson Education Fund

T-shirt for the Sarah Donaldson Education Fund

The George Donaldson Street Team had run a Booster fundraising campaign in which they sold specially designed T-shirts. The proceeds are to go towards the musical education of the singer’s teenage daughter Sarah.

They had hoped to sell 50 T-shirts and raise nearly $1,000. However, due to Donaldson’s huge popularity the campaign target was smashed to smithereens with 501 T-shirts sold by the closing date – 10 times the target amount.

On top of that many fans made additional donations to push the total even higher.

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New PVC look for Sinead’s new album

Sinead O’Connor has reinvented herself ahead of her upcoming album release with a dramatic new look.

The Irish singer looks ten years younger and is virtually unrecognisable from the woman who gave ‘motherly advise’ to pop tearaway Miley Cyrus in an open letter that led to a highly publicised feud.

Sinead O'Connor's new look

Sinead O’Connor‘s new look

She has donned a black wig and PVC outfit and is clutching an electric guitar.

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