Wake Me Up

Wake Me Up

October 3, 2013 Music 0 Comments

We did a lot of head scratching for the intro music I would use walking into the installation dinner on Saturday past. Seamie O’Neill’s proposal — Dearg Doom — was ruled out as too Mel Gibson/Braveheart-like. Also swiftly ruled out was Bright Side of the Road (too predictable), Snow Patrol (too derivative of a thousand marketing campaigns for Belfast) and My Lagan Love (too soft).

Eventually, we went with this wonderful version in Gaeilge of Avicii’s Wake Me Up. It worked.

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Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is the outgoing Sinn Féin MLA for South Belfast and a civic activist in Belfast.