Irish Choir

In the quiet Irish village of Kilfinane one man’s heart still beats for SA! Patrick Othandwayo Sakayi has been teaching the local choir some SA classics!


South African expat Patrick Othandwayo Sakayi has been embraced by the local’s of his new home, the small village Kilfinane, in County Limerick. He only just moved there in March. Having made zero friends, it was by chance that he was asked to sing at the local St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Patrick sang in the pub and all the locals were completely taken with his spirit and talent!

“I didn’t know a single soul living here… but that all changed on St Patrick’s Day, and one would swear I grew up here – that’s how friendly and inclusive everyone is here.”

Shortly after his pub performance he was approached and asked to form a choir, which was a daunting task as he had never done it before! The first turnout was a huge success with over 35 people attending, from there it grew!

Patrick decided to share a South African classic and teach the Irish choir how to sing ‘Shosholoza’. The choir performed it beautifully so Patrick decided to share the video. He didn’t realise that people would love it as much as they have.

“They nailed it in minutes. I asked my friend, Annette, to take this video to add to our little collection. Didn’t think it would get the response and reaction it’s received so far…”

Sources: SA People
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