Introducing Paddy O’ Donahue, so it is.


Production date: June 2006
Playout date: 15/6/2006
Camera: Logitech webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker
Location: Hotel Gracja, Gorzow Wielkopolski

I was staying in Hotel Gracja to see my then client, now friend, Ivan Ivanovitch from Spain, and filled in an idle moment with a little creativity in front of the computer, and my Irish character, Paddy O’ Donahue was born. Paddy has been used a few times on my YT films, and also appeared on Play Radio.

Paddy is my only character to wear sunglasses, which he claims are a wise move “even though the hostilities have finished in Norn Iron”. I like to use props very minimally.

Here there is a rendition of “O Danny Boy” including a whistling in harmony for a few bars.

8 of the 27 people voting on this in the first four years of its exitence didn’t like it, but the people who did like it also gave encouraging comments and I have been asked in chats to bring this character back more often than most.

About David J. James

56 year old UK origin Chartered Accountant and business consultant who loves languages, literature, history, religion, politics, internet, vlogging and blogging and lively written or spoken discussion, plays backgammon and a few other board games. Walks and listens to Audible for hours a day usually, and avoids use of the car. Conservative Christian, married to an angel with advanced Multiple Sclerosis. We have three kids, two of them autistic, and we live in Warsaw, Poland. On the board of the main British-Polish charity Fundacja Sue Ryder in Poland, and involved in the Vocational Autistic School of "Nie Z Tej Bajki" in Warsaw. Member of Gideons International. Serves on two committees of the Chamber of Auditors in Poland, and on several Boards and Supervisory Boards. Has own consultancy called Quoracy.com delivering business governance and audit/valuation solutions as well as mentoring. Author of the GoldList Method for systematic optimal use of the long-term memory in learning.

Posted on 09/04/2010, in Me singing with introductions, Paddy O' Donahue, Satire and Comedy and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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