Tuesday 20 March 2018

Video: Irish 8-year-old schoolgirl's beautiful rendition of 'Grace' is simply stunning

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

This young Irish schoolgirl is bound to give you chills with her beautiful rendition of 'Grace'.

Keelyn Cullie (8) has long been a star to mum Ju Ju - but this stunning take on the musical tale of 1916 tragic bride Grace Gifford has made the Clare girl a viral hit.

‘Grace’ was written by brothers Frank and Sean O’Meara in 1985, and has been performed by the Dubliners and the Wolfe Tones.

The ballad tells the story of the hopeless love between Grace and Joseph Plunkett, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising.

The lovers met in 1915, and the lyrics describe their brief marriage, which took place in the chapel at Kilmainham Gaol just hours before Plunkett was executed.

"It is Keelyn's favourite Irish song she has a love for old songs," proud mum Ju Ju told independent.ie.

"The video was done in our sitting room. I just recorded her on the iPad."

Well, we think that the performance is simply perfect - take a look here.

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