Sinead O’Connor's daughter sings 'Nothing Compares 2 U' at tribute show leaving audience in tears

Publish Date
Friday, 22 March 2024, 2:00PM
Photo / YouTube, Bang! Showbiz

Photo / YouTube, Bang! Showbiz

Sinéad O'Connor and Shane MacGowan were honoured this week with a special tribute concert in New York.

Sinéad passed away in July last year, while former Pogues frontman Shane passed in December.

The 'Sinéad & Shane At Carnegie Hall' fund-raiser has appearances from Dropkick Murphys, Billy Bragg, Cat Power, Glen Hansard, Imelda May, former Pogues bassist Cait O'Riordan and more, but the performance of the evening was Sinéad's daughter Róisín Waters, who sang Nothing Compares 2 U as an emotional tribute to her mother.

"I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house," said singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer in a post on Instagram. "Every other performer was crammed side of stage to watch this bittersweet majesty unfold.

"And my god, could you feel the power of musical alchemy in the hall last night. The soaring sharp needle of sung and played notes that tear us asunder and stitch us back together. The way it isn’t about any one thing. The way music can communicate more than mere words ever can."

Viewers of Róisín's performance were equally moved by the 28-year-old's performance, with one viewer commenting, "Your mother was and still is such a powerful presence here on earth, watching you sing to her makes me cry."

Watch Roisin's performance below!

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