Ireland Lives in Me: Declan O’Sullivan

United Arab Emirates - Dubai

I’m a Kildare man based in Dubai (Paddyman) and I perform music for Irish people all around the Middle East and SE Asia. Here is one verse of a song I wrote last Christmas after my annual visit. Music connects me to Ireland.

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