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Ed Sheeran upsets trad fans with rendition of Raglan Road

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Ed Sheeran upsets trad fans with rendition of Raglan Road

Ed Sheeran has attracted some unwanted attention from Irish fans after he performed a cover of Raglan Road.

The red-haired songwriter was a guest on BBC music’s new year’s show, Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2021.

Oasis explain the importance of being Irish

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Oasis explain the importance of being Irish

Former Oasis brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher and guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs have all spoken about the significance of the band’s Irish roots.

During the 1960s several Irish families travelled to Manchester and other English cities to find work during a boom in the construction industry.

All five original members of the Manchester band come from Irish families. Bonehead believes that the culture they grew up in with so many Irish immigrants living in the north of England was vital to the band’s attitude and sound.

Stunning performance from two Irish legends

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Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam perform 'The Green Fields of France'

Fans of traditional music got two legends for the price of one as they tuned in to watch the Late Late Show in January.

Host Ryan Tubridy was joined by both Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam of Aslan.

Michael William Balfe – Ireland’s Mozart

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Michael William Balfe - Ireland's Mozart

Michael William Balfe (15 May 1808 – 20 October 1870) has been described as the Irish Mozart because he was a musical child prodigy and began composing when he was only seven.

He was born in Dublin and became one of Ireland’s greatest composers. By the age of six, he was playing violin for his father’s dancing classes.

Barry Manilow’s torment and pride over his Irish roots

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Barry Manilow’s torment and pride over his Irish roots

Barry Manilow has revealed that he is half Irish and expressed his regret that his family didn’t let him have a relationship with his Irish father.

The star, who was born in New York, was raised by his Jewish mother and grandparents.