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Dublin 1 Lisbon 0 (June Rant – Huliganov ft Paddy O Donahue)


Original YT playout date: 13 June 2008
Duration: 11:05

Here’s something that became topical again, commenting the initial rejection of the Lisbon Treaty – of course we all know what happened next – they were told they got that wrong and were told to vote again. In the mean time, they were told that their economy was ruined because of their vote, although of course it was about to go south because of the coing recession anyway, and they started to get scared and vote again.
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Patrick O’ Donahue sings “You were always on my mind”



Production date: 27 June 2006
Playout date: 27/6/2006
Camera: Logitech webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker with effects
Location: Home, Warsaw.

Here, comedy ex-IRA operative Paddy O’ Donahue comes back for his second appearance and sings a song by Willie Nelson, whom he confuses with Willi Brandt.

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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