Local singers hit the right notes with stunning online duet
Entertainers from Offaly and Ballinasloe have joined forces for a stunning socially distanced duet that's been a real hit online.
Simon Casey from Ballycumber and Rachel Goode from Ballinasloe came together online to perform 'Come What May' from the musical Moulin Rouge.
WATCH their rendition here:
Simon Casey said the song was one of his favourites from the musical.
He said he was delighted to be joined by the “incredible talent” Rachel Goode.
Simon first came to national prominence from the You're a Star tv competition in 2003 and has been a regular on the entertainment scene in the intervening years.
His first single ‘A Better Plan’, spent three weeks at number one in the Irish Top 30 and is now certified triple platinum. Simon’s debut album ‘The Heart’ has achieved double platinum status and includes songs that were offered to him by Gary Barlow (Take That), Brian Kennedy, Ronan Keating and Wayne Hector (of ‘Flying Without Wings’ Fame)
Simon also recorded the Irish rugby world cup anthem, ‘Ireland’s Call’ in 2003 and has been certified platinum, written by Phil Coulter.
Rachel grew up in the UK, spending her summers in Ballinasloe before moving there permanently in her early teens.
She spent a year in Our Lady's Bower in Athlone before completing her secondary education in Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe.
More recently, she studied for a Masters in Opera at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Last year, Rachel was among the performers at the sold-out Samaritan's Christmas Concert in the Franciscan Friary in Athlone.
'Come What May' is a popular choice for wedding ceremonies and is available from Simon Casey's latest album 'On Song'.