YOUNG Banagher singer/songwriter Mark Boylan has written a song in memory of Scottish jockey Campbell Gillies who tragically died last year in an accident in Corfu while on holidays.
The song entitled ‘A Song for Campbell’ reached second in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart, entered the UK Independent Chart at number 34 and reached 65 in the Irish iTunes chart.
Mark was contacted by Campbell’s family and asked to write the song.
Mark commented, “It was an emotional journey writing the song, especially having been told that Campbell loved my music and played my CD constantly in his car.”
The song received almost 10,000 views on Youtube in two days and over 1400 tweets. In fact one fan in Scotland has had the lyrics tattooed on her body.
Mark has already had considerable success with some of his horse racing themed songs which have resulted in some amazing things including playing for 60,000 people aged 13 at Cheltenham, touring with the High Kings and playing in Vicar Street also aged 13 and being flown to America to perform his composition which became the World Championship theme for Breeders Cup 2011 in front of 70,000 people and millions on TV.
He spent last summer playing his music in California and Holland. He will be travelling to The Cheltenham Festival in a few weeks time where I will be doing a series of interviews, reports and live performances.
The song, ‘A Song for Campbell’ is available to download on iTunes by searching ‘A Song for Campbell’ and also on Amazon. All proceeds go to the injured jockey fund.