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07th Jul 2023

Lewis Capaldi reveals his all-time favourite Celtic chant

Simon Kelly

Lewis Capaldi

“It’s an old Irish song…”

Scottish singer and noted Celtic fan Lewis Capaldi has revealed what his favourite chant is whenever he’s at Celtic Park.

The 26-year-old appeared on the popular YouTube show Hot Ones, which challenges celebrities to eat a number of increasingly spicy chicken wings while answering questions from host Sean Evans.

Evans, who is renowned for his extremely personalised and well-researched questions asked the Glasgow-born singer what his go-to Celtic chant was.

Lewis Capaldi’s favourite Celtic chant

“There’s a really beautiful song called ‘Grace’,” answered the singer. “It’s an old Irish song but Celtic fans sing it because there’s a connection to Ireland. It’s a beautiful tune.”

Capaldi, already covered in sweat from his spicy situation, admirably sang the first couple of lines of the song: “As we gather in the chapel here in old Kilmainham Jail, I think about these past few weeks..”

He quickly stopped himself, however, as the spice got too much. “My eyes! It’s like I’ve got a pair of sunglasses on that have been in an oven.” So we unfortunately didn’t get a full rendition of the iconic Irish tune.

Written by Sean And Frank O’Meara in 1985, ‘Grace’ came to prominence through The Dubliners regular Jim McCann, as well as The Wolfe Tones. It was taken over by Celtic supporters more recently and has rang around Celtic Park regularly ever since.

Capaldi recently announced he was taking a break from touring to deal with his newly-diagnosed Tourette’s syndrome and get his “mental and physical health in order”. The Scot headlined this year’s Glastonbury, but had to finish his set early as his tics caused him to lose his voice.

You can check out the full Hot Ones interview below.

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