Brendan Graham’s Song Performed For Barack Obama

Friday, March 22, 2013

On Tuesday, Ireland's world renowned tenor Anthony Kearns performed a rendition of 'O'America' - the lyrics for which were written by Brendan Graham - for the US President, Barack Obama, at the Friends of Ireland luncheon in Washington.

The performance was greeted by a standing ovation, which was led by the US President. The House Speaker, John Boehner, who sat between Obama and Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Enda Kenny, was reported to have wiped away a tear after the emotional performance.

Read Brendan Graham's interview about the special event online here.