“Go Katie Go” the title of the new song composed by Roscrea composer Seamus Doran will be released on i-tunes in the coming days. The song, in honour of our gold medal star, Katie Taylor, promises to be a “knockout hit” with fans and sporting enthusiasts throughout Ireland and across the globe.
The song was in the words of it’s composer “divinely inspired” after Taylor’s first fight against the dangerous British fighter, Natasha Jonas. After watching that fight, Seamus Doran like the rest of the country knew we were in for a special week. Seamus said he felt inspired watching one of the worlds must accomplished athletes flying the flag for Ireland. Seamus had the song composed within an hour of Katie’s maiden voyage at the Olympic Games. No semi final or final victory over Sofya Ochigava was needed. Regardless what the outcome of Katie’s week in London was, Doran was determined to release this song in honour of a person who has brought world recognition to her sport and lifted the sprits of a nation in doing so.
The song will be sung by Carmel Minogue who has partnered Seamus on so many of his previous projects. A percentage of the receipts will be given to Crumblin Hospital and a special cd will be produced and presented to our Olympic champion.
The dedication to Katie comes hot on the heels of “Slievenamon Rock On” which was composed earlier this summer by Seamus Doran in the company of Johnny B. The song has received thousands of hits on you tube. In 2009 Seamus wrote “Mighty Blue and Gold” which won the song competition organised by the county board with tipp fm, as part of the 125th anniversary year of the GAA. This was followed a year later by “were you there” when Tipperary finally broke the Kilkenny stranglehold and brought Liam McArthy back to his preferred home.
Away from the sporting arena Seamus received great plaudits in 2008 when he released his own ten piece album entitled “Against The Grain”. Perhaps the upcoming star’s greatest success however is something more of a spiritual nature. In 2011 Seamus completed a remarkable feat when he composed a full folk mass setting entitled “Lead me Home”. A mass hymnal was produced in addition to a CD of the mass recorded live in St Cronan’s with Roscrea folk group. Since then the mass has been performed in monasteries and cathedrals throughout the land stirring great emotion in the hearts and minds of all those who bear witness to this great masterpiece. Seamus has since continued his great work with the folk group and has also linked up with the local choir to produce a new Christmas hymn and an instrumental entitled “The Holy Island”. One gets the feeling that with so many successes to his name, that Katie Taylor might not be the only person in Ireland considering dipping her toes in the professional ranks in the weeks and months ahead. Well done Seamus.