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.

Still from video for Understand by Coade

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.

“Funny enough, everything in the song came through. I sang about him going to see the world, and he headed off to the States this summer.”

Quinn heard the song when a mutual friend played it to him. He was so moved by the lyrics that he wanted to create a video.

The video celebrates the bond between a father and son and features friends of both Coade and Quinn from Ireland and further afield.

Coade said that his son is doing well in America and has just graduated to be a cameraman. He said: “He loved the video .. but I think he’s still slightly shy about being the subject.”

The video has been a huge success and has prompted Coade to release the song on iTunes.

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Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish Music bands are Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys.

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