THE Corrigan Brothers - the Puckane band whose worldwide hit “There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama” has reached ten million YouTube hits - marked Cheltenham week with the release of a song celebrating the contribution of Ted Walsh to Irish horse racing and in particular one of Ted’s most famous quotes: “this is really a lovely horse, I once rode her mother”.
Lead singer Ger Corrigan told the Tipperary Star: “Ted has heard the song and we have been told he likes it very much. We are hoping to perform it with him once Cheltenham is over. RTE used the song for their Cheltenham preview advertisements on radio which was great and the song has been playing across a network of UK radio stations since last weekend”.
The Puckane brothers are building a reputation for sporting songs having last month provided the Capital One Cup Final Song for Bradford City Football Club.
Ger added: “we love a sports story and we love sport. We have recently completed a song for the Chicago Cubs that will be released in the USA in the coming months and our ambition now is to write a song for Tipperary once they win back the Liam McCarthy Cup and we think we’ll be writing it this year”.