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Barman Johns YouTube song goes viral

March 12th, 2015 10:07 PM

By Southern Star Team

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AN Innishannon barman is set for musical stardom after a video of him singing while pulling pints in his pub went viral.

John Horgan was snapped up by a recording studio boss watched him singing Jimmy McCarthy’s ‘Bright Blue Rose’, while working at the Crossroads Bar in Knockavilla.

The video has clocked up over 562,000 views on Facebook, and 62,000 on YouTube.

John was contacted by Leo Fitzgerald of Music Row Studios, who suggested John record the song for a charity release.

Fitzgerald told C103 radio presenter Patricia Messinger that ‘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’.

John’s single got its first airplay last week on the show where it all started, Cork Today and will also be played by fellow C103 presenters Sean Donlon and John Greene.

The single will be on sale in the Crossroads Bar and other local premises for €5 and a percentage of the proceeds will go to the Cork branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind charity.

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