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Trio of Irish sisters beautifully sing Red is the Rose

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Trio of Irish sisters beautifully sing Red is the Rose

A trio of Kerry sisters have gone viral with their amazing rendition of the old Irish folk tune Red is the Rose.

Fiona, Naomi and Evangeline O’Neill recorded themselves singing the popular song and posted it online.
Trio of Irish sisters beautifully sing Red is the Rose

In the first few days the video was viewed more than two million times and the girls admit they have been blown away by the response.

Fiona told the Irish Mirror that they were “overwhelmed – in a good way”.

Red is the Rose is an old folk tune that has been sang in Ireland for many years.

It was brought to the public attention by Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem.

Red is the Rose tells the story of a romance between two lovers, who tragically have to separate as the woman must leave Ireland.

Emigration was, and still is, a common occurrence amongst Irish people. The economic conditions forced many families to leave their homes to start a new life abroad.

Of course, behind each statistic of those people who left, there are countless personal stories and lives changed forever.

Take a look at the O’Neill sisters beautiful performance of Red is the Rose. For more info and videos on the song Red is the Rose visit irishmusicdaily.com.

Written by Andrew Moore