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.

Written by Michael Kehoe

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.
You can follow him on Twitter and

Did you know?


Fans of Game of Thrones can soon visit some of the key filming locations in Northern Ireland, in a move that will provide a huge tourism boost for the area. Find out more.

Have you heard about…

A two-minute film from showcases Irish dancing in all its glory. It sees Cork trio Kieran Hardiman, Alan Kenefick and Ciaran Plummer performing their perfectly choreographed routine around the grounds of University College Cork. Find out more.

What about this…

Female Irish warrior Grainne Ni Mhaile, or Grace O’Malley is one of the most colourful characters in Irish history. Born around 1530, she was a Pirate Queen and became a constant thorn in the side of British Queen Elizabeth I. Find out more.

Personalised framed prints

Illuminated Letters

Stunning Illuminated Letters based on the ancient Book of Kells

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. You can follow him on Twitter and

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.