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Video: Co Tyrone singer's spine-tingling cover of Irish folk song 'Grace'


This 25-year-old's version of Irish folk song 'Grace' is sure to be one of the best you'll hear.

Tyrone native Ceállach Reid published this music video to her Facebook page last month, where it really started to take off. So far, it has almost quarter of a million views since 3 November.

The video, which has been shared more than 3,000 times, is one of many the young singer has recorded, but there is a special place in her heart for this tune.

"Grace is one of my favourite songs to sing as the lyrics are beautiful, but I have many others too including: Raglan Road, Streets of New York and Caledonia," she told Independent.ie.

"I am a massive fan of Christy Moore, Cara Dillon and Arthur and The Fureys so they inspire my love of music and writing also."

Ceállach has already built up quite an online following with around 13,000 Facebook fans, which she hopes will help fulfil one of her biggest ambitions.

"One of my biggest dreams is to sing our National Anthem in Croke Park at a football game as GAA is a large part of my family and community," she said.

"I am a full time primary school teacher, but I hope to use my musical talents to do more in schools and communities."

The song, about one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising Joeseph Plunkett, was written by Sean And Frank O'Meara in 1985.

Before being executed by the British for treason in May 1916 for his part in the Rising he married his girlfriend Grace Gifford in the Chapel of Kilmainham jail.

Courtesy of Ceállach Reid Music and you can see more video click here.

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