Declan Galbraith – Tell Me Why

13 05 2009

Declan Galbraith (born Declan John Galbraith, 19 December 1991, Hoo St Werburgh, Kent) is an English singer of Scottish and Irish origin. He and his family live in Hoo, a village near Rochester, Kent. His grandfather was in a band, played several instruments, and took Galbraith to Fleadhs (concerts) he was participating in, and the mix of Scottish and Irish musical traditions inspired Galbraith and became his early musical influence.

Although he is a British citizen and singer, Declan is more famous and well known abroad. Of course still being famous and increasingly loved in Britain, the extent of his fame is widest in Germany where most of his albums were promoted, his songs recorded and videos made. His first album in Germany had soon sold 200,000 copies within the year of release. As well as Germany, many other countries in Europe consider Declan as one of its well loved celebrities. This is also the case in China, where he is also famous and where his latest album was promoted.

Also in China, his songs were chosen as part of the Chinese education curriculum for learning English. Now in Chinese schools, Declan’s songs are used to help Chinese children learn the English language in English lessons because his songs are easy to remember and suitable for children.

The words at the starting of this posting are not mine. The following are. It is amazing and refreshing that a young boy like declan can sing about the need for us to help one another no matter who and where. The video really made me think about how greedy and insensitive we the human race have become. I see it happening more and more around me everyday. In truth, I have wanted to write about this topic for a long time but never got around to composing an article. I guess this posting will have to do for a start.

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