Former Thurles Ursuline Convent Student Jessie Buckley Sang “Glasgow” At Baftas 2020

A former secondary school boarder from the Ursuline Convent here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary; Ms Jessie Buckley, sang “Glasgow” at the ‘Baftas’, latter held on 2nd February 2020, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

It is not often that singers and their songs, nowadays at least, raise those aging little grey hairs on the back of my neck, but hey, see how this performance affects you?

Jessie Buckley singing “Glasgow” at the Baftas held on 2nd February 2020 in the Royal Albert Hall, London.

I think you will agree (and who knows, RTE please make note), maybe Ms Buckley would honour us greatly, by singing in the Eurovision Song Contest next year, representing Ireland of course; that is assuming there are still a few real song writers still in existence?

Each year the Baftas honour the best national and foreign films of 2019, and is presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Not surprisingly, the thirty-year-old, very beautiful, talented singer & actress, Ms Buckley, had been nominated for a BAFTA Award in her own right, for Best Actress, for her portrayal of ‘Rose-Lynn Harlan‘ in the film “Wild Rose”.

The film initially had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8th 2018 and was later released, to much acclaim, on April 12th 2019, by Entertainment One in the United Kingdom.

The ‘Wild Rose‘ film successfully attempts to tell the truth about what it means to be a struggling, yet aspiring Country Singer and a single mother of two, from the Glasgow region, who has been released from jail, after a twelve-month sentence for attempted drug smuggling. She learns that she has lost her job in the house band at Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry, with the manager refusing to employ an ex-felon.

This is of course Ms Buckley’s second BAFTA nomination, having previously being shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star Award‘, lasts year, for her role in ‘Beast’.


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