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Old 21-05-2018, 10:07 AM
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Default Sultans of Ping lead singer Niall O'Flaherty's accent

I'm having a bit of a retro love-in at the moment with Casual Sex in the Cineplex after finding it on Spotify.

I've become a bit curious about the accent every song is sung in. I know lead singer Niall O'Flaherty is from Cork (and I see he's a lecturer in a London University these days which must be funny when his students google him and see footage of him gyrating on stage in tight pink pants!) but was he born in the UK? Did he live there when he was young? Or was it just cool at the time to mimic a northern English accent?
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Old 21-05-2018, 10:20 AM
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I'm having a bit of a retro love-in at the moment with Casual Sex in the Cineplex after finding it on Spotify.

I've become a bit curious about the accent every song is sung in. I know lead singer Niall O'Flaherty is from Cork (and I see he's a lecturer in a London University these days which must be funny when his students google him and see footage of him gyrating on stage in tight pink pants!) but was he born in the UK? Did he live there when he was young? Or was it just cool at the time to mimic a northern English accent?
think he was born in Brighton, not sure what age he was when he moved back here though
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Old 21-05-2018, 11:35 AM
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I'm having a bit of a retro love-in at the moment with Casual Sex in the Cineplex after finding it on Spotify.

I've become a bit curious about the accent every song is sung in. I know lead singer Niall O'Flaherty is from Cork (and I see he's a lecturer in a London University these days which must be funny when his students google him and see footage of him gyrating on stage in tight pink pants!) but was he born in the UK? Did he live there when he was young? Or was it just cool at the time to mimic a northern English accent?
I understood be grew up in Carrigaline, so assumed he was born in Ireland, but I could be mistaken
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Old 21-05-2018, 01:17 PM
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I understood be grew up in Carrigaline, so assumed he was born in Ireland, but I could be mistaken

lived there when family came back from u.k. i think
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Old 21-05-2018, 01:43 PM
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think he was born in Brighton, not sure what age he was when he moved back here though
I thought you might have the answer alright Jim. I also presume you have his direct number too. Give him a call and a yard of grass and he can confirm it!
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Old 21-05-2018, 02:07 PM
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I thought you might have the answer alright Jim. I also presume you have his direct number too. Give him a call and a yard of grass and he can confirm it!
he says you're stupid, s.t.u.p.i.d.
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Old 21-05-2018, 04:46 PM
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I understood be grew up in Carrigaline, so assumed he was born in Ireland, but I could be mistaken
Yeah he used to be on the bus from school/college and get out at Carrigaline.
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Old 21-05-2018, 07:33 PM
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he says you're stupid, s.t.u.p.i.d.
Ah, two pints of rasa and he'd think I'm midaza.
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Old 22-05-2018, 08:20 AM
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Ah, two pints of rasa and he'd think I'm midaza.
only if you're a japanese girl
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Old 22-05-2018, 02:06 PM
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Grew up with him in Carrigaline. Know the family well. Don't know where he was born but he defo spent his formative years in Carrigalife
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