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.
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