Singing for the stars - Morricone and bono

Singing for the stars - Morricone and bono
Deborah Devenney from Stranorlar has sung for Bono and is about to sing with one of the world’s foremost composers in Dublin.

Deborah Devenney from Stranorlar has sung for Bono and is about to sing with one of the world’s foremost composers in Dublin.

The 34-year-old occupational therapist, who is based in Dublin, is a member of the Dublin Gospel Choir. “I was chosen of out of almost 100 people for one of 10 places in the Dublin Gospel Choir.

“We were sworn to secrecy for Bono’s birthday as it was a surprise. We did a flash mob style performance at the Coppinger restaurant in Dublin, where Bono, his family and U2 members were celebrating. I was about four feet in front of the birthday boy. It was a surreal experience to be singing my heart out with Bono and the Edge watching on! Bono talked to us after he blew out his candles. He was very humble and talked about music and the power of a song”.

Morricone’s many classic film soundtracks include The Good, the Bad and Ugly, and The Mission, He asked for the Dublin Gospel Choir to accompany him at Kilmainham Royal Hospital on July 27 and 28. “I couldn’t believe I was given this once in a lifetime opportunity! I couldn’t wait to tell my father because he is such a big Clint Eastwood fan! The music is complex but absolutely beautiful. It’s just amazing.”