The singing barman who became an internet sensation last month has attracted the attention of music industry professionals and has now recorded a single for charity.
John Horgan, who works at Crossroads bar in Knockavilla, Co Cork, gained a legion of fans when a video of him singing Bright Blue Rose by Jimmy McCarthy went viral and was seen all over the world.
Although he was working behind the bar he belted out the song and never broke his stride as he continued to pour pints and work the till.
Now his singing talent has been put to good use as he is hoping to raise money for a worthy cause.
The video of Horgan caught the attention of Leo Fitzgerald of Music Row Studios. Fitzgerald invited Horgan into the studio to record a professionally produced version of the song.
Horgan took to the studio like a duck to water and Fitzgerald was immediately impressed.
He told Patricia Messenger on C103 radio: “Even professionals who perform on stage and in bands find the studio difficult at times – but John came in like a guy doing it for many years, we were amazed.”
The single is on sale at Crosswolds Bar. It will cost €5 with some of the profits going to a good cause.
A percentage of the sale of the single will be donated to the Cork branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Have a listen to his charity single below.