The Corrigan Brothers generated a lot of publicity – including an appearance on Andrew Marr’s Sunday morning show – with their O’bama ditty which they ended up performing during the inauguration festivities in Washington DC. Here’s a link to the original.
With the US president due to touch down on Irish soil on Monday morning, the Corrigan Brothers will be hanging around a Moneygall pub when Obama calls in Offaly to visit his ancestral roots. (UTV’s Ken Reid suggests that the intended presidential helicopter trip from Dublin may have to be replaced with a 1 hour 42 minute drive – and the rescheduling of the College Green concert if the weather conditions continue to be poor.)
While there’s no fixed plan for the Corrigans to meet Obama, they will be performing their updated version live on radio from the village during his visit and then at a concert afterwards. And regarding a presidential duet … their door is always open.
“We are available if he wants to sing with us.”
Alan Meban. Tweets as @alaninbelfast. Blogs about cinema and theatre over at Alan in Belfast. A freelancer who writes about, reports from, live-tweets and live-streams civic, academic and political events and conferences. He delivers social media training/coaching; produces podcasts and radio programmes; is a FactCheckNI director; a member of Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland; and a member of the Corrymeela Community.