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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Golden Globe nod for 'Sing Street'

By David tucker

a film starring the son of a Wexford town woman has been nominated in the 74th Golden Globe Awards.

'Sing Street' has been given the nod in the musical or comedy picture category alongside '20th Century Women,' 'Deadpool,' 'Florence Foster Jenkins,' and 'La La Land'.

'Sing Street,' set in 1980s recession-ridden Dublin, has been described as 'a semi-autobiographical tale inspired by the filmmaker's love of music' and is the story of a 14 year old named Cosmo (played by Ferdia Peelo Walsh) who finds life at home difficult after a change in circumstances force the family to downsize.

Sing Street has been receiving rave reviews since its launch arlier this year.

Although he was born and reared in Wicklow, Ferdia has strong links with Wexford town as his mother Toni Walsh is a native of Fisher's Row.

The daughter of Rose and the late Tony Walsh, Toni went to St John of God School before attending the Loreto.

She then moved to Dublin where she met her husband Mick Peelo and the couple and their first two children, Tadhg and Oisin moved to Milltown Lane in Ashford. The couple's third and fourth child Ferdia and Siofradh were born following the move. The 2017 Golden Globes Awards will be held January 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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