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Thread #161377   Message #3834143
Posted By: Marje
22-Jan-17 - 03:51 PM
Thread Name: Ed Sheeran and Irish Folk Songs
Subject: RE: Ed Sheeran and Irish Folk Songs
My two granddaughters (12 and 13) are fans of Ed Sheeran, and the older one, who has a fabulous voice, sings some of his songs. I like some of his material too, and his rather folky delivery, which says something for the breadth of his appeal.

When my husband (their grandfather) died a few months ago, I asked the 13-year-old singer if she could sing something at his memorial service. Thanks to Ed Sheeran, she was familiar with The Parting Glass and agreed to sing it. She did it unaccompanied, singing with such power and sweetness that people were remarking on it for weeks afterwards. I was so proud of her! So I'm grateful to Ed Sheeran.