Crystal Swing are a new wave Country and Western and Country and Irish group from Lisgoold, East Cork Ireland. The family group is made up of Mother Mary Murray Burke and her teenage children Dervla and Derek Burke.
The group rose to national fame and notoriety in February 2010 when a YouTube video of their single He Drinks Tequila became a viral sensation after their video was posted by several well known bloggers including drag performer Panti and comedy writer Graham Linehan. A few days later the video was posted by Sean Moncrieff on the website of radio station Newstalk. The video achieved 80,000 hits in four days and as of 2 April 2010 the groups video have collectively received over a MILLION hits on YouTube.
He Drinks Tequila gained international recognition on 3 March when American chat show host and American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres sent a link to the YouTube video on her official Twitter page. Despite being offered to perform on Newstalk Crystal Swing opted to perform on the RTE flagship show The Late Late Show the longest running chat show in the world.
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