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Irish wake topped off by karaoke rendition of ‘Mr. Brightside,’ and it’s lovely

This might make you laugh and cry.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Mar 29, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 12:41 am CDT

A man from Killorglin, Ireland, named Ger “Farmer” Foley recently died. After his friends attended his funeral, they retreated to Falveys Pub and paid tribute in the one of the best ways possible. They sang “Mr. Brightside” by the Killers, and the band itself made its way onto social media to give its approval.

Be forewarned: If “Mr. Brightside” hasn’t ever made you cry and laugh at the same time before, you might experience something completely new in the next four minutes.

According to the Irish Tribune, Foley—a popular member of the community—died at the age of 45 from cystic fibrosis and left behind a wife and two children. The man leading the karaoke is Brian O’Sullivan who said that he and Foley had sung the tune every year on New Year’s.

The performance caught the attention of the band.

What a tribute for a salt-of-the-earth dude who will never be replaced and who will be forever remembered by his friends. Here’s hoping we all can be so lucky after we go.

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*First Published: Mar 29, 2016, 6:08 pm CDT