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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.

Eight-year-old Keelyn Cullie sings beautiful rendition of the song ‘Grace’

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.

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7 thoughts on “Beautiful performance of ‘Grace’ by 8-year-old Co Clare girl

  1. Bonnie Raper

    I’m sitting here watching the carnage in Nice, France and crying. I DON’T CRY! But this little girl reduced me to tears – part agony and anger and part hope and joy. Well done

    15/07/2016 at 12:47 am
  2. patricia Gough

    If Keelyn Cullie have a C/D out I would buy it she sing it beautiful

    12/06/2016 at 5:17 pm
  3. Jenifer Thomas

    One of my favourite songs sang beautifully. Xx

    15/05/2016 at 6:46 pm
  4. Pegi. Cooper

    My Ireland calling newsletter has quit coming to me . please reinstate it I did not Unscbribe it! I love your newsletter. Pastor Pegi Cooper

    15/05/2016 at 6:02 pm
  5. Bernardine Whalen

    This little girl has a very lovely voice, I think someday she will be a star in Ireland and also come to the USA to share with us her lovely voice. Her parents should be so proud of her for the voice she has.

    06/05/2016 at 3:32 pm
  6. Bill Fleming

    Fantastic, utterly fantastic and beautiful. Job well done young lady.

    04/05/2016 at 9:53 pm
  7. Linda Joy

    Well ! Bless her darling heart …I don’t know what else to say . xo

    04/05/2016 at 6:46 pm

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