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.

Hallelujah contains various references from the bible, and is considered by some to be a Christian song. However, others felt it contains mixed messages and should not be on GodTube.

Celtic Thunder fans have come out in force to defend the band. Irish Music Daily reported the controversy last week, and our Facebook followers have been vocal in their response.

Sharyn Linda Paluch posted: “Too bad! Get over it! It’s not meant to be some born again Christian thing! It is what it is! And our singers have great voices!”

BriAnn Christensen added: “Beautiful rendition of the song, yes, lyrics are and can be questionable. But the harmony the guys put together is amazing!”

Marti Brown said: “Celtic Thunder know how to sing! Period!”

Florence Hyland commented: “I thought it was beautiful. Who is not being Christian?”

Maureen Collins Jones posted: “I love the way the song is sung. Just beautiful. Don’t like it don’t listen.”

Celtic Thunder are now widely regarded as one of Ireland’s leading vocal groups with a huge fan base across the world, particularly in America, Canada and Australia.

If you haven’t already seen the video in question, then watch it below.

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Andrew Moore is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish music bands are the Dropkick Murphys and the Pogues.

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