Beautiful performance of ‘Grace’ by 8-year-old Co Clare girl
Take a look at this video of a young Irish girl singing a beautiful rendition of the song ‘Grace’ – which was written about Grace Gifford.
Schoolgirl Keelyn Cullie is just eight years old but is already showing signs of what a talented singer she could become.
The song was written in 1985 by brothers by brothers Frank and Sean O’Meara. It has been recorded and performed by several top traditional Irish artists including legends like the Dubliners and the Wolfe Tones.
Even at such a tender age, Keelyn, of Co Clare, has proven that she can step out of the shadows of those great bands and make the song her own.
‘Grace’ tells the story of the tragic romance between Grace Gifford and Easter Rising leader Joseph Plunkett which lasted from when they met in 1915 until Plunkett’s death in 1916.
The song is especially poignant today as it is the 100 year anniversary of the execution of Plunkett who was killed in Kilmainham Gaol by the British Army firing squad for his role in the Rising.
He married Gifford just hours before his death.
Keelyn’s mother Ju Ju told the Irish Independent: “It is Keelyn’s favourite Irish song she has a love for old songs.
“The video was done in our sitting room. I just recorded her on the iPad.”
The video has proved a huge hit since Ju Ju posted it online. It has been picked up by several media outlets in Ireland and has gone viral.
Take a look at the video below.