Two Cork acts are contenders for Grammy Awards

Two Cork music acts are in with a shot of winning Grammy Awards!

33-year-old singer songwriter Roy Buckley from Ballyvolane shared the exciting news on his social media saying, "OFFICIALLY SHORTLISTED FOR THE GRAMMYS IN TWO CATEGORIES! Just got the news that my song “The Old Man On Patrick’s Street” has been shortlisted for the 63rd Grammy Awards in the categories of “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year”! Being considered for such an award is a huge honour, I am absolutely thrilled! Huge thank you to Rian Music for putting my song forward. I am delighted that an Irish folk song has officially made it on the Grammy ballot, that makes me most proud. Massive thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey, I am walking on air today!"

'The Old Man On Patricks Street' was inspired by a homeless man Buckley used to see on his lunch breaks in Bishop Lucey Park in Cork city centre when he worked as a labourer.

Also up for two Grammy Awards is East Cork-based band 'The Street Corner Messiahs'. The band has two songs included in the Best Rock Song category, 'The Battle' and 'The Presidential Hotel', both from their 'Tales From The Tenderloin' album.

Again, sharing the news on social media the band say they were dumbfounded at making the Grammy's list. 

The 63rd Grammy Awards will be held on January 23rd 2021.



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