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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Coronas frontman breaks into song in Castlegregory

MARIAN O'FLAHERTY

Published 30/01/2013|13:59

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Coronas frontman Danny O'Reilly with some of the pupils of Meanscoil Nua an Leith Triuigh in Castlegregory.

STUDENTS at Castlegregory's Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh got up close and personal with one of Ireland's best known music stars when Danny O'Reilly, lead singer with The Coronas, visited the West Kerry secondary school last Friday.

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The Corona's frontman, who is the son of legendary songstress Mary Black, was greeted with plenty of screams as he took time out to sign autographs and meet and greet pupils and staff.

The ebullient students were then treated to an impromtu live performance as the multi-talented singer, songwriter and musician performed songs from his albums 'Heroes or Ghosts', ' Closer to You' and ' Tony was an Ex- Con'.

The Coronas are currently working on a new album in the Dingle area and the Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh students may have had something of a world exclusive as Danny proceeded to perform some previously unreleased material from their upcoming new album in the West Kerry school.

According To Príomhoide of Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh, Aodán MacGearailt, the event was organised as part of the school's Bullying Awareness Campaign.

"Danny spoke to the sixth year students on the importance of remaining calm and working hard in order to achieve your goals," Aodán told The Kerryman.

"Danny was extremely generous with his time as he signed autographs and posed for photographs with starstruck students," he said. "It was a fantastic conclusion to what was a very productive week in Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh's Bullying awareness week."

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