Thursday 23 November 2017

Star Wars fever inspires Irish man's parody of 'hills of Donegal' Newsdesk Newsdesk

Making music wearing a GAA jersey and a Darth Vader mask is the way to make a video go viral.

At least that's the case for 30-year-old Alex Dean who became inspired by the filming of Star Wars in Donegal.

The Letterkenny man is a self-proclaimed "massive fan" of the film franchise and has created a parody of Goats Don't Shave's 'Hills of Donegal' - laced with references of characters "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away".

"It's probably the best known song about our county and it's lively and it's melody suited what I wanted to fit the lyrics too," Alex told when asked about his song choice.

"I was out for a drive with my girlfriend at the weekend and we were talking about how amazing it was to have Luke Skywalker just a few miles away from where we were. I think that's when the line 'Darth Vader in the hills' popped into my head."

Dean created the video with his brother at The Grianan of Aileach ringfort overlooking Lough Swilly and Inishowen.

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