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