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16th Mar 2017

WATCH: National treasures Celtic Woman perform #1Mic1Take version of ‘Danny Boy’

Rory Cashin

Described by some as “Riverdance for the voice”, Celtic Woman are a legitimate phenomenon around the world.

They’ve sold over nine million records and have won the Billboard World Album Artist Of The Year Award no less than six times so far.

Current members Máiréad Carlin, Susan McFadden, Éabha McMahon and Tara McNeill were recently in LA for the Grammys – where they were nominated for Best World Album but lost to Chinese cellist Yo Yo Ma – and while they were in town, they popped into the world-famous Capitol Studios to do a quick 1 Mic 1 Take version of ‘Danny Boy’.

We know you’ve probably heard this song to death, but this version will give you some serious goosebumps.

Clip via CelticWomanVEVO

Just like a bunch of other stuff that the lads of Foil Arms & Hog very recently told us about, the fundamentally Irish song ‘Danny Boy’ isn’t actually Irish at all, having been written by Englishman Frederic Weatherly in 1910, but is only assumed to be Irish because he re-wrote the melody to ‘Derry Air’ in 1913.

Of course the real question now is whether or not Celtic Woman have performed it better than the Swedish Chef, Animal and Beaker…

Clip via Blakwulf