Sunday 25 September 2016

Mulcahy: Rylan has his say on the referendum

Published 07/05/2015 | 02:30

'X Factor' runner-up Rylan Clark was in town this week to chat about the marriage referendum, 'Big Brother' and the importance of investing in a good set of porcelain veneers to ensure your 15 minutes of fame last
'X Factor' runner-up Rylan Clark was in town this week to chat about the marriage referendum, 'Big Brother' and the importance of investing in a good set of porcelain veneers to ensure your 15 minutes of fame last
Finbar Furey

'X Factor' runner-up Rylan Clark was in town this week to chat about the marriage referendum, 'Big Brother' and the importance of investing in a good set of porcelain veneers to ensure your 15 minutes of fame last.

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Clarke spent more than €20,000 on his gnashers and thinks they're worth every cent.

"My teeth look a bit mad on HD TV but they've made me more money than presenting," he said. "By the time people forgot about the teeth and looked at my presenting I'd got better." So that's the logic behind Brian Ormond's gleaming grin.

 

This coming Monday, Pat Kenny's new UTV Ireland chat show 'In The Round' will hit our goggleboxes.

UTV Ireland's slate of programming and ratings have been pretty uninspiring to say the least. It seems 'Rare Breed' doesn't have the pizzazz TV viewers are looking for. So Pat is being viewed as the stations 'Great White Hope'; a role that doesn't seem to be sitting well with him.

"That's not my job and above my pay grade," he told the 'RTÉ Guide'.

 

Finbar Furey's music has the ability to provoke intense emotional responses in audience members - which is both a blessing and a curse.

Furey recalls being accosted by one hysterical fan when playing the uileann pipes in Germany in the 1970s.

"A young man couldn't understand how such a primitive instrument could make such a continuous sound," Furey explained. "He became so frustrated he ran through the hall, jumped on to the stage and started pulling up my shirt off to see if I was hiding anything."

Thankfully, Furey managed to get his clothes back on but the incident made a lasting impression of the folk musician.

"Now every time I perform in Gemany I make sure to explain the mechanics of the instrument before I start playing."

mulcahy@independent.ie

Irish Independent

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