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Such strange noises coming from an accordion and a banjo

Published 09/04/2011 | 05:00

Four over-60s from Athenry, Co Galway, have become a hit on YouTube by performing a punk rock song.

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Uploaded to the web site last week, the video for Let's Go To The Beach is now getting up to 500 hits a day.

But while Athenry vet Frank Brody and his three friends sing the song on-screen, the soundtrack is actually supplied by a Canadian band, The White Wires.

It was Frank's son, Giles Brody, who directed the promo, having come up with the idea of creating a video for the Canadian punk band starring his father's trad band, which normally performs in Hansberry Hotel in Athenry.

"They filmed us about a month ago and I still can't get over the reaction to the video. People have been coming up recognising us in the street," Frank told The Diary this week.

You can see the video on http://bit.ly/gidCY6

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