Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, has revealed some of his favourite songs to the BBC, and among them, is Ireland’s winning entry from Eurovision 1996, “The Voice” by Eimear Quinn. He will share his favourite songs in a special show on hospital radio that will air at midday on July 4th, 2021.
- Givin’ Up, Givin’ In – The Three Degrees
- Don’t Rain On My Parade – Barbra Streisand
- La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
- Upside Down – Diana Ross
- The Voice – Eimear Quinn
- The Click Song – Miriam Makeba
- You’re A Lady – Peter Skellern
- La Mer – Charles Trenet
- Bennachie – Old Blind Dogs
- Lulu’s Back In Town – Dick Powell
- They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
- Tros Y Garreg/Crossing the Stone – Catrin Finch
- Tydi a Roddaist – Bryn Terfel
The radio show was recorded as part of National Thank You Day, for the Hospital Broadcasting Association, to celebrate and say thank you to NHS staff and volunteers who helped respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. Prince Charles’ playlist, which includes 13 songs in total, will be available on Spotify, and will be shared on social media by Clarence House.
Speaking on the radio show “Music and Memories”, Prince Charles said that he has been “profoundly impressed by the dedication shown by our wonderful NHS staff and volunteers right across the country”, and has thanked them all for their “sheer resilience and indomitable spirit”, whilst dubbing the hospital radio as an “invaluable service.”
Eimear Quinn is Ireland’s most recent Eurovision winner, and brought the nation their seventh win in 1996 with “The Voice”. Since then, she has released many singles and albums, has toured internationally, and has collaborated with many artists from around the world, including Carlos Nunez from Spain. In December 2019, she performed a new version of “The Voice” at Het Grote Songfestivalfeest” at the Ziggodome in Amsterdam.
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