Singer’s clever Covid-19 tune helps raise funds for NHS staff

Lauren O'Donoghue, from Inverclyde, penned lyrics which take a wry look at life on coronavirus lockdown.

A Scots musician has penned a clever song about the coronavirus outbreak in a bid to raise money for frontline health workers.

Lauren O’Donoghue’s lyrics which take a wry look at life during social distancing restrictions was performed to the tune of Dexys Midnight Runners’ smash hit Come On Eileen.

The song is part of a wider set of online gigs she is running with other local musicians to raise funds to help buy equipment for NHS workers.

The Inverclyde singer told STV News: “My bandmate and I have set up a local live group on Facebook for musicians to to raise money for our local NHS services and this was part of the drive.

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“I wanted to write a song to hopefully lift some spirits and keep morale going.”

She added: “I’ve had an amazing response with the song already, with instagram and Facebook combined it’s been viewed nearly 100,000 times already, which is incredible!”

You can watch more of Lauren’s songs on the Inverclyde Lock Down Live – Audience Facebook page.