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Published on Apr 28, 2013
Famed Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns is interviewed by NewsChannel 8's Morris Jones on March 20, 2013 to discuss his performance at the Friends of Ireland Lunch as the guest of Speaker John Boehner. Guests at the March 19 luncheon at the U.S. Capitol included President Barack Obama, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny, U.S. Congressmen and foreign dignitaries. Mr. Kearns, accompanied by Patrick Healy, sang three songs: "Phil the Fluther," by Percy French; "The Star of the County Down," an old Irish ballad set in Northern Ireland; and "O' America," by Irish composer, Brendan Graham and American composer and pianist, William Joseph, which drew a standing ovation led by President Obama.
Mr. Kearns also discusses his recent engagement at the pre-Inaugural brunch hosted by General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in January 2013.
Mr. Kearns' solo appearance at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural celebrations and the Friends of Ireland Lunch was arranged by Kirsten Fedewa & Associates, L.L.C. Learn more about Anthony Kearns at www.anthonykearnsmusic.com. (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.365.6936)