County Kerry sister’s cover of the classic “Red is the Rose” goes viral on Legendary Vocal’s Facebook page.

A trio from County Kerry, The O’Neill Sister racked up one million views on Facebook in 24 hours singing the Irish classic “Red is the Rose.” Now the Legendary Vocals Facebook page video has over 7.1 million views.

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The popular Facebook page Legendary Vocals is run by YouTube star and vocalist Peter Hollens. The page shares the best vocals and was clearly right to pick up this O'Neill's sisters performance.

Three Sisters Sing Classic Celtic Tune

Three sister's rendition of this classic Celtic tune is a MUST see!! 👩‍👧‍👧🍀🌹 ►Grab this song here: Credit: The O'Neill Sisters

Posted by Legendary Vocals on Friday, 6 April 2018

The three sisters, Fiona, Naomi and Eve, are delighted and amazed by the public’s reaction.

Fiona, the eldest sister, said, “We are so over the moon to have had such a great reaction to the song and to have had someone as incredibly talented and successful as Peter Hollens recognize our music is just a dream come true and it's a great boost to our career.”

Having been performing together as a group since they were teenagers the sisters are keen to express to other up and coming musicians that the key to any successes in the entertainment business is perseverance.

“Never give up,” Naomi added. “Even though this business can be difficult at times, if you keep working at it and putting out the best content you can, someone will eventually recognize it.”

You can learn more about the O’Neill Sisters on their Facebook page here. 

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* Originally published in April 2018.