On our trip around Ireland filming a music video for Dana, our video production crew found itself in Donegal. It was decided that since we were there we should dine at the Viking Hotel, which was at the time owned by Irish singing star Daniel O’Donnell and managed by his sister Kathleen.
As it turned out, Daniel was away on tour but Dana was delighted when Kathleen agreed to join us for dinner. Kathleen proved to be a wonderful host and had us all entertained with her fascinating stories. Her tone dropped when she started to tell a serious story concerning one of her neighbours. This particular neighbour had carried out some work to their house a while back and had only just decided to complete some of the outstanding jobs. One of the jobs concerned was to glaze a patio door which had been without glass for six or so months.
The child of the neighbouring house had gotten into the habit of stepping through the door instead of opening it, so when she arrived home from school that particular day you can imagine exactly what happened. We all did just that and were rolling on the floor laughing uncontrollably, much to Kathleens disgust. She did, however, eventually see the funny side when we pointed out that her dead pan delivery was comic genius. Fortunately the girl involved escaped serious injury and her resulting trip to hospital didn’t involve a lengthy stay.
If only this incident had been filmed it would have been a massive viral social networking hit on the likes of Facebook and You Tube.
One final thing, just in case you were wondering, yes Daniel did have his songs piped around his hotel… even the toilet!
For all your video production requirements please visit www.rumble.tv