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28 Jun 2013  Christy Dignam, with daugher Kiera, gives a peak at her wedding dress. Ashington Court, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

28 Jun 2013 Christy Dignam, with daugher Kiera, gives a peak at her wedding dress. Ashington Court, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

28 Jun 2013 Christy Dignam, with daugher Kiera, gives a peak at her wedding dress. Ashington Court, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

IT was a day they feared they would never see together.

But Aslan singer Christy Dignam will walk his daughter Kiera up the aisle today after months battling life-threatening cancer.

And yesterday the 52-year-old was at Kiera's side as she finished preparations for her big day.

"Myself and dad are both so happy. Between the Night For Christy gig last week and my wedding, this has been the biggest month of our lives.

 

DRESS

"We were on stage at The Olympia together, now we're going up the aisle side by side," Kiera told the Herald.

Having a last minute inspection of her wedding dress from Alexanders Bridal on Parnell Street, the 26-year-old said having her dad well enough to attend her wedding to fiance Darren Moran, more than made up for the disappointment of Aslan single This Is only making No.2 in the Irish charts yesterday. It fell just 900 downloads behind No.1 Blurred Lines by Robert Thicke. Despite a campaign by Today FM DJ Tony Fenton, and thousands of fans and well-wishers throughout the Irish music industry.

Hundreds more fans are expected to turn up at Our Lady Help Of Christians Church, Navan Road, today at 2pm to wish them both well.

Both father and daughter are expected to sing at least one song at a private wedding reception in Trim.

 

JOKED

Among the 200 guests will be the members of Aslan who joked that having missed out on their first Irish No.1, the first Aslan No.1 could come from Jedward whose management want them to cover She's So Beautiful, which they performed at the Night For Christy.

"It was the first time that John and Edward ever sang with a live band. They were completely in tune and by the reaction we got on the night, this could be a big hit," guitarist Billy McGuinness told the Herald.

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