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Irish singer Coade’s moving video celebrates father and son bond

Irish singer songwriter Coade has teamed up with photographer Mick Quinn to produce a moving video to one of his songs.

The song, called Understand, was written by Coade for his son when he was a child. The video features several pairs of fathers and sons.

Coade’s son is now aged 21 and lives in America. He was unable to feature in the video. Instead Coade took the ‘son’ role in the video, appearing with his father.

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Coade said: ““I’ve been a musician forever. I actually wrote this song years ago for my boy Sam. I knew he would grow up and I wanted it to document my love for him.

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Butterfly rests on flute player’s face during competition

A Japanese flute player was joined by a fluttery friend as she took part in a competition earlier this week.

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It seemed that a butterfly was so enchanted by the delicate music performed by Yukie Ota that the equally delicate animal perched on the flutist’s face to get a closer look as she played.

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Irish folk legend hits out at U2 over iTunes deal

U2 have come under fire from Northern Ireland music legend Paul Brady.

Brady is angry that the megastars allowed their new album, Songs of Innocence, to be automatically downloaded on to Apple’s 500 million iTunes users’ accounts.

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The singer-songwriter believes that the move has undermined the music industry which is already struggling. There are strong arguments to suggest that factors such as illegal downloads, YouTube, streaming services and file sharing are making it too difficult for young artists to come through and make a liveable income.

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New U2 album was inspired by 1970s Dublin

U2 singer Bono has revealed that the band’s new album ‘Songs of Innocence’ was inspired by his youth in Dublin in the 1970s.

Far from being a rose-tinted look at the city in that era, U2’s new songs tell stories of the violence that often took place. The album refers to both attacks on themselves and their friends and also domestic violence behind closed doors.

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Bono told the Irish Times: “I’m not really talking about the Black Catholics here so much as how we just attracted violence for the way we looked and bands we liked.

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Colm Keegan speaks about his upcoming cruise shows

Celtic Thunder star Colm Keegan has a very busy year ahead of him. He is preparing for the band’s Symphony show, as well as a new solo show with Laura Durrant and a show with Emmet Cahill called ‘Celtic Comet’.

He is also has a new solo single in the pipeline and is hoping to find the time to shoot the video before the Celtic Thunder Cruise.

Irish Music Daily caught up with the singer for a Q&A about the next few months.

Colm Keegan Q&AIrish Music Daily: What have you been up to over the summer? Did you get a good holiday?

Colm Keegan: Had a great summer thank you, not much of a holiday but had a very productive few months. It was decided by myself and Laura while on tour with Celtic Thunder in Australia that we were going to give a solo tour a shot.

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