Belmullet country singer Seán Fahy reaches final

Sean Fahy

Sean Fahy

Belmullet country singer Seán Fahy looks forward to his appearance on next week’s Glór Tíre Grand Final.

Seán Fahy has reached the Grand Final of TG4’s hit Country Music series, Glór Tíre. It is a great run for the Mayo singer, and he shows no sign of running out of steam anytime soon.

In a keenly fought semi-final broadcast on TG4 on Tuesday February 14, Seán’s renditions of ‘The River’ and ‘Pócaí Folamh is Cloigeann Tinn’, saw him make it through to next week’s Grand Final, putting him within touching distance of being crowned Ireland’s Glór Tíre Country Music champion.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have gotten this far, with all the support from Mayo, and the West of Ireland - I’m the only contestant from the West of Ireland in the show - so hopefully the West will get behind me for the final,” said Seán.

The final will be broadcast live on TG4 on Tuesday next, February 21, at 9.30pm, and Seán is well aware of the value to his burgeoning career that appearing on this programme means.

“I’m delighted to make it through to the final and to come back to Connemara for another week,” he said. “To even get the experience of being on television another night, and for people to see me for another week, will be fantastic.”

Whatever happens in the final, Seán can already pick a highlight from his time on the series.

“I really enjoyed performing Brendan Shine’s song, ‘Catch Me If You Can’,” he said. “I can really relate to the lyrics of it. I actually rang Brendan before the show to ask his permission to sing it, and he was delighted I was going to give it a go.”

Being on Glór Tíre is a major step forward for any Country & Irish artist, and after the Grand Final, Seán - a secondary school teacher in St Brendan’s College, Belmullet, teaching Irish and Music - is very keen to build on the momentum that has already been created.

“I’m going to keep ploughing on,” he declared. “The motivation I’ve got from this show already to drive on and do as much as I can has been fantastic.”

He is also encouraging other aspirant Country singers to try and enter next year’s edition of the show.

“I would absolutely advise them to go on Glór Tíre,” he said. “It’s a fantastic platform to get your name out there, to be seen. It’s free exposure, and the staff, the crew, production crew, they are all so nice to deal with and have been a pleasure to work with.”

For more information on Glór Tíre, see www.tg4.ie and follow @glortire on social media for all of the latest news and updates.

 

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