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Phil Coulter and John Hume singing The Town I Loved So Well

Phil Coulter and John Hume singing The Town I Loved So Well

Musician Phil Coulter

Musician Phil Coulter

Phil Coulter and John Hume singing The Town I Loved So Well

Musician Phil Coulter said that playing The Town I Loved So Well, the anthem he composed about Londonderry, at the funeral of his long time friend John Hume, was incredibly poignant.

As Mr Hume's remains were carried from St Eugene's Cathedral following Requiem Mass on Wednesday, Mr Coulter's musical version of the song could be heard drifting from inside.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Mr Coulter said: "The Town I Loved So Well was the song he loved so well and we have done a duet on that on many's an occasion in some weird and wonderful places.