Five year-old singer performs Galway Girl with his granddad in the local pub
A young singer took to the stage at his local pub with his granddad and showed the composure of an old pro as he grabbed people’s attention.
Five year-old Alex Donnelly joined his granddad Donnelly to perform the classic song ‘Galway Girl’.
At first, the people in the pub were just having a chat and a bite to eat, but when Alex started singing, they turned to the stage and started taking notice.
Soon enough they were clapping along to the music as Alex had clearly stolen their hearts.
The song ‘Galway Girl’ may appear to be an old Irish traditional classic, but it was actually written by American Steve Earle.
Earle was heavily influenced by traditional Irish music and was living in Ireland and working with Irish musicians at the time.
The song was made famous by Irish stars Mundy and Sharon Shannon, who recorded their version and spent five weeks at the top of the Irish charts in 2008.
Perhaps in the future, Alex Donnelly might even record a version of the classic and have even greater success.
He’s already building up a big following in his local pub!
Take a look at the video below.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling
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