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Bollywood fame for Edenderry musicians

Friday, 14th October, 2011 11:00am

Story by Laura Ryder
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Bollywood fame for Edenderry musicians

Musician Daragh Fitzgerald

It was a case of not only what they knew but also who they knew for Edenderry musicians Daragh Fitzgerald and Derek McCreanor, whose song "In Your Eyes" is to be the closing track on new Bollywood movie "Untouchable".

"A friend of mine from school got into film production and she got in contact with us to do it," Daragh said, explaining his latest big break to the Offaly Independent. Already Daragh has found his way in the music business as frontman with "Frantic Jack". The popular band are currently working on their second album, and have a showcase gig coming up in Whelan's of Wexford Street in Dublin later this month. Getting into the soundtrack business however was never not on the cards he said. "It was something we were kind of looking to get into," he said. "It just came up at the exact time we were looking to get into it."

Meetings took place with the film's director last July, culminating with a request for Daragh and Derek to specially write a song for the soundtrack. Most of the writing and then the recording took place in Derek's studio in Monasteroris.

According to Daragh the movie is in post-production stage now, and is due for release early next year. The musical duo handed in the first draft of their song "In Your Eyes" to the director just this week to great reaction.

Without giving too much information away, Daragh said the movie is about "a guy who falls in love with the wrong girl" and their song ties in with that and "not seeing the person who's right for you".

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