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Corrigan Brothers challenge Phoenix Choir and Only Women Aloud to sing-off - but only some of them!

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 14, 2013

By geraint thomas

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THE composers of Bradford City's Capital One Cup Final song have praised the unofficial effort of a Swans supporters choir — while issuing a challenge.

The Phoenix Choir and Only Women Aloud have made a recording of a medley of Swans chants, entitled Liberty Forever.

The singers took chants including, Swansea 'Till I Die and mixed them with parts of songs such as Take Me To The Vetch Field and Hymns And Arias to create a Jack Army musical dream for the big day on Sunday, February 24.

And the efforts of the choir have been praised by the opposition — Irish band The Corrigan Brothers — who have penned There's No One As Wembley As Bradford City.

Ger Corrigan, lead singer, said: "It is going to be a wonderful final with two great sets of supporters and both teams have so much goodwill for them."

Of Liberty Forever, the singer, who had an international hit with There's No One As Irish As Barack Obama, suggested a sing-off between themselves and a selection of the choir.

He said: "We have just listened to Liberty Forever and I must concede that the power and beauty of the Welsh voices would make a sing off impossible but we are willing to level the playing pitch if we can have first pick of five from each choir to join the sing off.

"I calculated the AA route plan from Bradford to Swansea so if we meet at the Frankley Service Area car park for a sing off on the Saturday before the final we could allow the passing public to vote on who has the Wembley Factor."

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  • SianPearceMD  |  February 14 2013, 1:46PM

    If Swansea get behind us, then we'll take up the challenge! Sian Pearce Musical Director of Only Women Aloud & The Phoenix

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