Re: Watch Daniel and Mary perform
Posted by Larry Jordan on November 19, 2014, 7:07 pm, in reply to "Re: Watch Daniel and Mary perform"
Daniel's lovely wife Majella is a cancer survivor and woman of great courage who, when she was having her head shaved as part of her cancer treatment about to undergo chemotherapy last fall, had it done on live network TV to help encourage other cancer victims and raise money. |
Daniel himself is quite an incredible man who personally had rescued children from Romanian orphanages after turmoil in that country a few years ago.
There is a lot of video of Mr. O'Donnell and Ms. Duff on YouTube to watch, and if you would like to hear and see him sing Jim Reeves' "I Missed Me," and tell the audience what he thought of Reeves, click the link below.
Daniel does a lot of country songs on this TV special taped in his homeland of Ireland, including Patsy Cline's "Foolin' Round," as well as songs that could have made great Jim Reeves tracks - notably "You Forget Me Not" and "I Forgot to Remember To Forget You."
The Reeves song occurs around 1:12 into the hour and a half show. You can start the video to play and then drag the cursor to that spot and wait for it to load.
However, watching the entire program is a very enjoyable way to spend an evening. The music is incredibly beautiful.
As I told Daniel this summer, seeing him doing Jim's songs with a fabulous orchestra is what inspired me to start doing overdubs. When you watch the close up shots of the string section you can sort of imagine what it's like when I am working with my musicians because I have assembled a team that is also very talented, when I do the Reeves overdub projects.
Not long ago I was walking up some stairs behind Trionagh Moore and Leon McCrum, the two female singers you see on stage with Daniel during this YouTube show. They were singing and harmonizing as we walked up the stairs and I told them how wonderful they sounded and they stopped and turned around on the stairs and sang to me! They both laughed and told me how much they love vocalizing, and I've found that's true of the good musicians and singers. Mary Duff says she even sings while walking her dog!
Jim Reeves was always singing parts of songs as he was playing golf or driving down the road. These people are immersed in music and what a great way to spend the precious days of your life. I think that's why I enjoy working with these talented people so much!
I do hope you commit the time to watch this entire Daniel special from a few years ago; you'll also see some gorgeous Ireland scenery. By the way, near the end of the show he sings a song that Jim Reeves and June Carter did on the new "Jim Reeves And Friends Live From Nashville" CD -- "Worried Man Blues." Just listen to it with the strings!
Link: Daniel O'Donnell in Ireland