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Press Release                                                                21 April 2005 

Irish Eyes Smiling on Choir’s Celtic Connection

The Morriston Orpheus Choir is no stranger to appearing in the newspapers, and thanks to two of Ireland’s major national titles, the Choir continues to be ambassadors for Swansea and Wales.A recent promotional CD double album entitled “Anthems of the World” was distributed with the Irish Independent and sister paper the Sunday Independent, and contained a total of three tracks sung by the Morriston Orpheus. They included “Danny Boy,” a quintessentially Irish melody, but sung by a Welsh Choir, and the track was used on Irish television advertisements to promote the CD, which also included the Choir singing “Flower of Scotland.”

Choir spokesman, Clive Williams, said: “We’re used to singing songs in different languages and from different cultures and countries, but we never expected our rendition of Danny Boy to be used in a television advert for an Irish Newspaper!  “We were also represented singing Land of My Fathers, which was a little closer to home. “Naturally, we are delighted that we can continue to represent Wales in all forms, and to find a place on a CD containing such famous names as Kiri Te Kanawa, The London Symphony Orchestra and the Band of the Royal Marines.”


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