He’s honouring his Irish roots.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you’ll know that Joe Biden is now the president-elect of the United States Of America. [Featured Image: jlhervàs, Flickr].
Regardless of how you feel about the result (some seemingly handling it better than others), we can surely agree that Biden inviting Irish violinist Patricia Treacy to perform at his inauguration is a great thing.
Joe Biden hails from County Louth, and Patricia Treacy had previously performed for him in 2016 when he visited his ancestral home in 2016. And, it must have gone down well then, because he’s invited her to perform in the US in January, when he is to be sworn in as President.
Upon receiving her invite she told The Independent: “I feel both honoured and privileged and obviously super excited. It always brings me a great sense of pride to be able to represent Ireland.
“My first thought was to share the news with my mother, who I owe my talent to, as she was my inspiration with an amazing singing voice and musical talents of her own.”
Patricia Treacy is the winner of many music awards, like the the string final of the RTÉ musician of the future competition. She has also performed in venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, where debuted as a solo performer in 2009, and again in 2014 as in a solo performance with Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland.
It has also been rumoured that Joe Biden has invited classic Irish band The Chieftains. So, it seems inauguration day in America is gonna be some kind of Irish party!
Joe Biden is to be sworn in as president of the USA on January 20, 2021.