Dolly Parton says she was “always connected” to Sinéad O’Connor

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Sinéad O’Connor sadly passed away earlier this year.

Since her passing her famous pals have come out to share their stories with the singer.

That includes the one and only Dolly Parton.

The legendary country singer revealed that she “always felt connected” to Sinéad.

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Speaking on RTÉ Radio 1 on Tuesday afternoon Dolly Parton spoke about her friendship with Sinéad and shared some gorgeous memories.

“I hated to hear she was gone. I know that she had a real hard life but you could tell that in her music; you could tell what all that she went through and sometimes that makes the best singers, people that live what they’re singing about,” she shared.

She went on to say that Sinéad “was very, very sweet”. She also revealed that Nothing Compares 2 U is one of her favourite songs.

“I just loved that version of it,” she added.

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She went on to say that she was surprised when Sinéad recorded a version of Dagger Through My Heart, a song that she wrote back in her teenage years.

“When I heard she had recorded it, I was really impressed and delighted,” she told Katie Hannon.

Dolly also took the chance to reminisce about the night she spent in Paidí Ó Sé’s pub in Ventry, Co Kerry, during a trip to Ireland in 1990.

She sang her hit song Coat of Many Colours with the musicians Steve Cooney and the late Séamus Begley accompanying her.


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“I remember that very well. I was with my friend Walter Hagan, who was Irish. We had gone over on a trip and every corner had a pub and I said, ‘Well I’m going to go into this one.’

“We just had a ball that night and they asked me if I would sing, and of course I did!”

She was also gifted a Kerry jersey and she revealed that she still has it!

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