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Killarney singer’s ‘lockdown’ song goes viral

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By Michelle Crean

He’s known as Killarney’s ‘Piano Man’ but is fast becoming known as the ‘Lockdown Singer’ after his latest online coronavirus song went viral – clocking up over 46k views this week.

Jack Patrick Healy, who swapped Killarney life for London’s bright lights last year, caught the imagination of the locked down world online this week with his quirky take on the coronavirus.

Jack penned a parody ‘The Ballad of COVID-19’ which amassed over 46k views and has had almost 800 shares.

He wrote the song one day at work and put the rest of it together as he sat at the piano at home in London.

“I thought it was important to use melodies from songs that everyone knows which is why I used Petula Clarke’s ‘Downtown’ for the ‘Lockdown’ section, The Sound of Music ‘My Favourite Things’ for the ‘COVID-19’ section, and the ever famous ‘That’s Amoré’ featured heavily in ‘That’s Corona’,” Jack told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I think, as everyone else does, it is an extremely worrying time and if anything can pull us through as a world, it’s music and laughter. That was my primary goal in writing and filming the song, to bring a much needed smile to peoples’ faces.”

At weekends, he is also doing a live performances with various themes from Disney to Elton John, for approx. 1.5hours on Facebook. The next one is tonight (Friday), at 8pm.

“I take song requests just as I did in piano bars and try to bring a bit of live music into peoples’ homes during this worrying time. People can send in their requests as the show happens and my fiancé Emma helps deliver all the requests from the phone to the piano on Post It notes.”

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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By Sean Moriarty

With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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