Irish band perform Father Ted theme song – outside his old Parochial House

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Irish band Ímar perform the Father Ted theme song outside the famous 'Craggy Island' Parochial House

An Irish band lived the dream by visiting Father Ted’s old home – the ‘Craggy Island’ Parochial House and performing the 1990s comedy’s theme song.

Ímar are a band who play a mixture of Irish, Scottish and Manx music with traditional instruments.

They visited Ted’s famous Parochial House, which he shared with Father Dougal, Father Jack and Mrs Doyle in the classic show.

Irish band Ímar perform the Father Ted theme song outside the famous 'Craggy Island' Parochial House

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The house is actually located in the Burren, Co Clare rather than the fictional ‘Craggy Island’.

While they were there they couldn’t resist giving a performance of the theme song, which was written by Irish legends the Divine Comedy.

Mohsen Amini of Ímar told Joe.ie: “There is 5 of us, myself (concertina), Ryan Murphy (Uilleann Pipes), Tomas Callister (Fiddle), Adam Brown (Guitar &a Bodhran) and Adam Rhodsey (Bouzouki). We’ve been together for the last 2 years and have just launched our debut album “Afterlight”.

“We were playing at the Craiceann festival on Inisheer and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play the Father Ted theme tune outside his house on the way home to Glasgow.”

Take a look at the video below.

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling