This evening, the football tournament we have all been waiting for starts. The UEFA Euro’s 2016 kicks off in Paris today and to celebrate I bring you the official anthem for my country, IRELAND.
A band, whom I have had the pleasure of working with this year, were asked to create the song this year and they have done a fantastic job. Pulling together the iconic moments of Irish football history and a super catchy pop song, Seo Linn have created the perfect Irish anthem.
The six-piece band met in the Gaeltacht (for non Irish readers, it’s a place you go to learn and speak Irish) and became YouTube stars overnight with their covers of popular hits including Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ and Macklemore’s ‘Can’t Hold Us’. They also produced the song ‘Music Makers’ for the Ireland 1916 Centenary celebrations last April.
‘The Irish Roar’ culminates with the voiceover of legendary Irish broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy who sadly passed away last year. The song represents the Irish supporters brilliantly and puts you in a great mood in the run up to our first match this Monday against Sweden.
There is no official video for the single just yet but here is the song and I hope to have a special interview with the Seo Linn lads very soon for you.
Download ‘The Irish Roar’ now from most digital outlets.
Article by @Kenneth_Giles