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Singing Irish barman is an internet sensation

A video of an Irish music loving barman has gone viral as people have across the world have become enchanted by his easy going style and great singing voice.

John Horgan, of the Crossroads Bar in Knockavilla, Co Cork was flimed by customer Tony Sheehan as he was working behind the bar.

Video of singing Irish barman

Mr Horgan was singing the classic song Bright Blue Eyes by Jimmy MacCarthy. He didn’t miss a note as he casually continued his work behind the bar pouring pints and serving customers.

The video has been featured in much of the mainstream media in Ireland including the Irish mirror and Irish examiner.

Mr Horgan is a great reminder of the characters that have made Irish pubs so fondly thought of all over the world. The video has won him many new fans from across the world.

StepmaniaRocky said: “Amazingly done, was a pleasure listening to your voice. Thanks from British Columbia, Canada!”

Kieran O Connell added: “nice one from a fellow Corkman in Boston.”

Frater Illuareus said: “I don’t even drink but I’m taking a shot with that guy if I ever see him”

Take a look at the video below. Click here for 8 reasons the Irish pub is the number one tourist attraction

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Update – John Horgan has now recorded the song for charity click here to listen to the single


30 thoughts on “Singing Irish barman is an internet sensation

  1. Judena Sutherland

    Fantastic singer…..Very typical of a night in a pub in Ireland!!! Hope all my fellow Irish Canadians enjoy this…I sure did!!

    14/07/2016 at 8:46 pm
  2. margaret schefke

    I enjoyed this young man’s performance–I’m smiling with tears in my eyes.

    13/06/2016 at 7:15 pm
  3. Sharon O'Shea

    He has a beautiful voice; could listen to him all day. Did he get a recording contract?

    07/04/2016 at 2:32 pm
  4. Loreen O'Neill

    Very beautiful great guy .

    07/04/2016 at 8:33 am
  5. Nancy Kelly-Bushly

    Absolutely beautiful. Loved it.

    06/04/2016 at 10:06 pm
  6. Mary Ann Derbin

    A warm welcome from Shingle Springs, California

    26/03/2016 at 7:39 pm
  7. Ilove those Irishman..!!

    20/12/2015 at 4:14 am
  8. Julia

    Making me home sick!! Fantastic & effortless what a talent!!

    20/12/2015 at 12:34 am
  9. ken owen /olaughlin

    reminded me of my mom beautifull

    19/12/2015 at 11:36 pm
  10. J White

    What a truly beautiful, soulful voice you have! I hope to one day travel there to take in the beauty and magic that is Ireland! Your voice has traveled all the way to Ontario, Canada!! Keep singing….

    19/12/2015 at 6:02 pm
  11. Jo Kesenr

    Crossroads Bar in Knockavilla, County Cork. Says in the first paragraph. Easy to miss, though.

    09/12/2015 at 3:34 pm
  12. David Quinn greenway

    Like an angel

    08/11/2015 at 1:00 pm
  13. Patricia Shannon

    Been to Ireland twice….twice will never be enough…this kind of magic really does happen…the people, the culture, the landscape is pure magic!

    26/10/2015 at 3:11 am
  14. Stephanie

    Very enjoyable, I would like to hear him sing other songs

    23/09/2015 at 8:16 pm
  15. Pat English

    Lovely singer but a little dip when he opened till to give change- has his priorities right

    20/09/2015 at 2:44 pm
  16. liela mayon

    This is typical of a lot of pubs in Ireland. This man has a great voice .Makes me feel proud to be Irish

    05/09/2015 at 10:40 pm
  17. Angela Herlihy

    What a beautiful voice, very melodic and warm. Would really enjoy a night in that pub

    05/09/2015 at 10:03 pm
  18. Roberta harrison

    Beautiful voice. Brought tears to my eyes.

    05/09/2015 at 8:20 pm
  19. Liam mac

    Brilliant voice well done proud to be irish

    05/09/2015 at 12:23 pm
  20. Mairead Nic Ruairi

    Beautiful song.Great singer.

    04/09/2015 at 6:15 pm


    04/09/2015 at 1:38 pm
  22. James

    What a great voice. This guy really shows the magic of the Irish spirit

    31/07/2015 at 12:45 pm
  23. Holly

    OMG!! I have wanted to go to Ireland since I learned about it, Going to Ireland has always been at the top of my bucket list, the Blarney stone has always fascinated me. I always knew my Mom’s mom was from Ireland but have recently found out the name that is associated with my Mother, and am wanting to go even more, then I come upon this fabulous video of the singing Bartender, from an Irish Pub, it has only made that longing even stronger, This would be a destination that would be in my list of TO SEE!! thank you for posting this wonderful video, he has a fabulous voice

    26/07/2015 at 4:30 am
  24. Ian Hassett

    From the Philippines this made me long for a pint in an Irish pub. No draught G or M here sadly but might persuade my local to play it on theit TV as I sip a local brew. Well done Corkman and all Irish pubs that have given us all such fond memories.

    16/07/2015 at 6:06 am
  25. Imelda Mc Namara

    Love the way he kept on working as he sang, What a great voice and a lovely song,

    14/06/2015 at 8:34 pm
  26. Mike Peretti

    Great—Whats the name of the Tavern, he is currently being a Mixologist / Singer at. Thanks

    07/06/2015 at 10:17 pm
  27. Sharon Frizell

    fantastic voice , we need more bartenders like him

    07/06/2015 at 6:45 pm
  28. Lorraine Donnelly Lopes

    Lovely singing!!! On my bucket list; a trip to Ireland!!

    07/06/2015 at 4:06 pm
  29. Patricia Burke

    amazing voice! Couldn’t help but notice what appears to be Jameson on “tap”

    05/06/2015 at 6:38 pm
  30. Mary

    Awesome Job John Horgan. I wish my coworkers sang as well as you..

    05/06/2015 at 11:00 am

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