Saturday 1 October 2016

Crystal Swing to the rescue - band member offers free towing services to flood victims

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 30/12/2015 | 14:50

Derek Burke and his girlfriend Claire McAuliffe
Credit: Facebook/Derek Burke
Derek Burke and his girlfriend Claire McAuliffe Credit: Facebook/Derek Burke
Crystal Swing : Mary and her children Dervla and Derek

A kind-hearted member of popular band Crystal Swing, Derek Burke, has generously offered his services to anyone who finds themselves in difficulty in the flood waters of Midleton.

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The thoughtful musician took to Facebook and offered to use his tractor to "pull anyone out of a flood" or provide a tow to the garage for any stranded motorists.

Derek's Facebook post
Credit: Facebook/Derek Burke
Derek's Facebook post Credit: Facebook/Derek Burke

"We all need to help each other," he said.

Crystal Swing are a country and western musical group from Lisgoold in Co. Cork.

The family group comprises mother Mary Murray-Burke and her two children, Dervla and Derek Burke.

Crystal Swing rose to national fame in February 2010n when a video of their song "He Drinks Tequila" went viral.

And the Corkman had yet another lovely offer to make to his Facebook friends and followers.

"If somebody needs a spin to Midleton for work I can take one person," he added.

Now that's just the kind of community spirit we need.

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