Fr Ted reunion to take place at Electric Picnic in search for new ‘My Lovely Horse’ song



A mini Father Ted reunion promises to be one of the highlights at this year’s Electric Picnic.

Eoin McLove (played by Patrick McDonnell) and Fr Damo Lennon (actor Joe Rooney) will descend on Stradbally Hall estate next month to judge A Rubbish New Song For Europe at the music festival.

The contest will take place 20 years after Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy co-wrote “My Lovely Horse” for Fr Ted and Fr Dougal when they competed in “A Song For Europe”.

Hannon and his girlfriend Cathy Davey, who co-founded My Lovely Horse Rescue, will search for the replacement for My Lovely Horse, (Season 2 Episode 2 from the Channel 4 series) on September 4.

The Swarbriggs, two brothers who represented Ireland at the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest, will attend the competition, which will take place in the My Lovely Ranch area of Trailer Park, in which a small zoo of rescue animals - mostly sleepy old horses and forgetful donkeys and hairy canines.

Irish Independent