Barman John Horgan’s strong voice is clearly heard as he effortlessly sings behind the Crossroads Bar, in Knockvilla, with just a CD, to be heard faintly in the background. The video was posted by local Tony Sheehan in February 2016 and now has close to 250,000 views.
Pulling pints, splashing spirits and giving change – the barman didn’t even break his stride. Apparently the pub had just had a trad session and Horgan, who regularly sings, decided to give his patrons a few bars.
The song Horgan sings, “Bright Blue Rose,” was written by Jimmy McCarthy and made famous by Christy Moore and Mary Black.
Mary Black sings “Bright Blue Rose” here:
* Originally published in February 2016.