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'Irish Obama' band hits big time

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A song by an Irish pub band about Barack Obama's Irish connections has been such a hit the group has signed a record deal and released a single.

In the run-up to the election researchers at Trinity College, Dublin found that one of Obama's distant ancestors was a wigmaker from the village of Moneygall.

The Corrigan Brothers spoke about their band's success on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show and performed 'There's no-one as Irish as Barack Obama'.

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