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25th May 2017

Mark Ronson could be using this new bodhrán when he comes to DJ in Ireland this August


“You will hear this one day on a record and you’ll be like, ‘I gave him that.’”

On this week’s episode of The JOE Show, we saw our funniest line-up yet, with interviews from English comic Russell Kane and our own Alison Spittle.

We also had an international superstar messing with a bodhrán for a new JOE anthem…

On his travels in Ibiza, JOE’s Kymann Power made it his mission to get the five-times Grammy Award winner Mark Ronson to remix, ‘The Fields of Athenry’.

This is how it all went down…

Kymann: “Would you ever consider putting a Mark Ronson twist on an Irish song?”

Mark: “Do you have a specific song?”

Kymann: “Yeah, “The Fields of Athenry.” Do you know, “The Fields of Athenry?”

Mark: “I think so.”

Kymann: “It’s a great song. I brought you some Irish instruments though if you were to go with it.”

Mark: “Oh really?!”

Kymann: “There’s a small bodhrán in there, so you might use it maybe on the track if you do consider it.”

Mark: “I will actually probably use it”

Kymann: “Look if you need help with it as well, I’d be more than happy to help.”

Mark: *Hits bodhrán*

Kymann: “Yeah! There you go!”

Mark: “This will get used. You will hear this one day on a record and you’ll be like, ‘I gave him that.’ It actually has a really good tone. Thank you very much. It was very thoughtful.”

Keep an ear out for Mark Ronson’s future releases. You never know, you might hear Kymann’s bodhrán on a future number one.

For all we know, Ronson could be blasting out his version of ‘The Fields of Athenry’, in August at this year’s Beatyard Festival in Dun Laoghaire.

The video of Kymann’s mission is below, and to see more of his crazy adventures you can follow him here on Instagram or Youtube 

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