Sunday 4 December 2016

WATCH: Wexford father and daughter commemorate 1916 with powerful rendition of Grace

Published 29/03/2016 | 13:15

Nick Furlongg and Emily Jane Furlongg perform Grace in their local church
Nick Furlongg and Emily Jane Furlongg perform Grace in their local church

A father and daughter duo have commemorated the events of 1916 with a powerful rendition of Grace.

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Seated in their local church in Rathangan, Wexford, dad Nick Furlongg plays guitar as daughter Emily Jane Furlongg gives a powerful performance of the moving song.

The video was posted to Facebook on Easter Sunday by Emily Jane's proud sister Edwina Moran and has thus far had more than 15,000 views.

Nick has been singing and playing all his life while Emily Jane started singing and playing guitar when she was just 11.

"They hadn't planned the recording but after dinner at mam's we were having a singsong and decided to go up as far as the church and record it for the acoustics," says Edwina, who recorded the video on her phone.

"The reason behind the recording was their love of that song and my grandfathers on both sides would have had a strong connection with the 1916 movement," she adds.

 

For the day that's in it 󾌵 #1916 my sister and dad..Nick Furlongg &Emily Jane Furlongg

Posted by Edwina Moran on Sunday, 27 March 2016

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