Friday 30 September 2016

'It's actually Poitín in those glasses' - Coronation Street star Charlie Lawson 'inebriated' on cover of new track

Published 20/07/2016 | 08:31

The cover of The Rare Old Mountain Dew
The cover of The Rare Old Mountain Dew

Coronation Street star Charlie Lawson is aiming high for his recording of a well-known Dubliners' song.

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The Fermanagh-born actor, who played Jim McDonald in the popular soap, has recorded "The Rare Old Mountain Dew" with fellow actor Daniel Coll for their new TV series “Are we there yet?”.

“We aren’t just going for number one, we are going for a Grammy!” he told the Irish Daily Star.

“If you see the album cover you will see a pic of me and Dan very inebriated with what looks like two half pints of water in front of us”

Actor Charlie Lawson in a scene from Coronation Street in character as Jim McDonald with on screen wife Liz (played by Beverly Callard)
Actor Charlie Lawson in a scene from Coronation Street in character as Jim McDonald with on screen wife Liz (played by Beverly Callard)

“It’s actually Poitín – and that’s how the idea was born.”

The pair will begin a roadtrip around Ireland with their new show which will air in September.

The ten-part series will also feature Eurovision winner Dana and celebrity chef Rachel Allen.

“We needed a soundtrack for the series and I remembered from my dark, distant past the Dubliners’ song, and I thought it fitted really well.”

You can download Charlie and Daniel's song on iTunes now for €1.29

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