Cork duo go viral with 'West Cork' music video

Cork duo go viral with 'West Cork' music video
Pascal Scott on set of the video for 'West Cork', the latest track by Cork band, The Shruggs. Credit: The Shruggs

The video stars Pascal Scott from The Young Offenders and Killinaskully and is shot around West Cork taking in the towns of Clonakilty, Bandon, Kinsale, Rosscarbery, Skibbereen and Bantry.

The duo is comprised of Bandon natives Kees Hendrickx, 35, on guitar and James Downing, 36, who plays the Cajon.

Commenting on the phenomenal reaction the music video has thus far gotten, Kees told The Echo:

"The video seems to be really connecting with people here and abroad. 

"We've seen lovely comments from Irish all around the world saying it is making them homesick and think of home in Ireland, so that's really nice to see."

Directed and produced by SouthernMan Films, the song and its accompanying video pays hommage to West Cork's scenic beauty.

Regular buskers in Bandon, Kees and James decided to take things a bit more seriously in 2013 and devoted more time to their music.

The duo has appeared on The Mix Up with Colm S Sullivan, The Alison Curtis Show on Today FM, TG4s Busker Abu, John Greenes 103FM Sunday Show, and The Green Room on 96FM with Michael Carr.

'West Cork', along with their other recent release 'Feel This Way' are now both available to listen to on Spotify. 

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