From Castletroy to Cardiff for the Corrigan Brothers

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Limerick musician opens a chapter on bedtime stories First Irish death from Coronavirus WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement TAGSCardiff CityCorrigan Brothersentertainmentfeaturedfull-imageVincent Tan A BAND from Castletroy who wrote a song about a Malaysian businessman and football club owner have made a name for themselves in Cardiff and beyond.The Corrigan Brothers’ hit record ‘Vincent Tan What A Man’ is an ode to the owner of Premier League side Cardiff City and it has even spread to south-east Asia since its recording in late August.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The band was invited by Tan to the Cardiff City Stadium last month as special guests for the game against Tottenham Hotspur and the song’s runaway success has come as a major surprise to singer/songwriter Ger Corrigan.“A few weeks ago we watched Cardiff beat Manchester City and we were very impressed with the way the club’s owner came out on the pitch with the Cardiff shirt over his business suit and celebrated. We wrote a song about him; the song title was ‘Vincent Tan What A Man’.“We were not expecting anything to happen with the song but it somehow got picked up by the Malaysian media and within days it was one of the biggest stories in Malaysia where Tan owns a number of businesses. We then received a call from Cardiff City telling us that Tan wanted to fly us over as his guests”.Along with brothers Brian and Donncha and musicians Pete Creighton, Willie Dunne and Andrew Corrigan, Ger performed the song for assembled guests in Cardiff and also met Welsh sport stars Sam Warburton and Craig Bellamy.Ger described the day as a “truly great experience” and revealed that the Corrigan Brothers have been invited to Malaysia by Tan to perform the song. He presented a framed copy of the CD to Tan, who spoke at length to the Corrigan Brothers about the Limerick hurlers winning the Munster final this summer.“It was a truly great experience with a big club who have a genuine family atmosphere and a sincere warm welcome for their guests,” said Ger in appreciation of the hospitality received from Cardiff City FC.The band will be back in Cardiff City in January to perform a new song dedicated to the club and their recent performance will be aired on Malaysian TV over the coming weeks. LifestyleEntertainmentNewsSportSoccerFrom Castletroy to Cardiff for the Corrigan BrothersBy Liam Togher – October 17, 2013 1624 Linkedin Previous articleDouble date with Verdi operasNext articleParamedic to be sentenced for video recording woman in toilet Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. You can listen to Vincent Tan What A Man below Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Emaillast_img read more