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I Vow to Thee My Country, Ramin Karimloo

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I have just listened to Ramin Karimloo singing this on YouTube and it brought me to tears.

You may know Ramin in his role of surgeon Kian Madani in Holby City but you may not know he is a professional singer with many credits and awards to his name, including Phantom of the Opera and Les Mis.

To listen to this rendition of I Vow to Thee My Country, brings home to me the state of not only our country but the world at large.

Lynibis
9 days ago
What do you think of this?
KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296739 days ago

Opposite for me. I know him as a fabulous singer but I’ve never seen Holly so didn’t know he was doing regular acting. This is a great song

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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9 days ago

I was ignorant of his past career and not sure how I came to associate him with singing. I think it may have been seeing him do the Phantom of the Opera duet with Sarah Boggess on YouTube.

I knew this song from schooldays and it was lovely to reconnect with it, I will be asking Alexa to play it quite often I think!

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock8 days ago

This was always my favourite hymn at school and when it was a question on Pointless asking for words of 5 letters or more I found I could sing the whole hymn in my head. I got 3 pointless answers.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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8 days ago

I defy anyone not to be moved by this rendition, patriotic and British, two things we seem to have become guilty about these days. Not to mention the R word which is not allowed on here!

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tumblespots
tumblespots8 days ago

Very beautiful, as you say a reminder of my childhood. We had 5' high song sheets so that all the assembly could sing along to wonderful songs such as this. (I had never heard of him!)

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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8 days ago

I had always liked him in Holby but now I am a big fan of his beautiful voice. There is a lovely video on YouTube of him and his young son singing Hallelujah.

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tumblespots
tumblespots8 days ago

Lynibis and the link is?? Don't worry I can look him up now that I am aware of him. Thanks for posting this, it is wonderful to reminisce, I loved primary school especially the singing.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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8 days ago
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tumblespots
tumblespots8 days ago

Lynibis Thank you so much, you are a star ⭐

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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8 days ago

tumblespots you're very welcome 😊

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Pppathome
Pppathome8 days ago

Love it ,👍

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
8 days ago

Well a 15 year old would say that as they have not yet learned to appreciate the finer things in life. There was no need to comment was there?

Again, above comment has been edited, originally said 'boring' just the one word.

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Pppathome
Pppathome8 days ago

Thanks 👍

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
8 days ago

As I say, doesn't appeal to teens but plenty of young people enjoy non pop music. Just putting boring as a comment is not an opinion, it shows a lack of ..................

I will say no more because it makes me angry that young people do not understand the meaning behind those words. Did you not notice the poppies, it is in remembrance of all those who died in order for you to be free to express your opinion.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
8 days ago

In case anyone is wondering, the person has edited their longer comment to one word, my reply was to the longer unedited version.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE7 days ago

Lynibis thanks for that ...I was trying to follow the thread so appreciate it.... am about to head over to listen ....it's one of just 2 or 3 that always make me cry ... so loo roll at the ready 😭 ..... plus..... hear hear to what you said about remembrance ..... and also ... yes .... if it's not your thing then just skip over it ...whatever 'it' may be .... allow others their enjoyment!

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
7 days ago

BORDERJOE thank you so much, hope you enjoy it as much as I did, though I too confess it makes me weep.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE7 days ago

Lynibis yes just listened to it! Thanks again ....now you've set me off to find other stuff to listen to ....🙃

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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7 days ago

BORDERJOE happy hunting!

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE7 days ago

Lynibis well I hunted ..... and ended up adding a few to my list ....and as a plus ...slept well too!

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Pppathome
Pppathome8 days ago

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Pppathome
Pppathome8 days ago

Pppathome thanks for your kind words

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lilyflower
lilyflower8 days ago

Lynibis Don't let them/it bother you. Thank you for the original post, I'd not heard of this man before (no TV) and have spent the afternoon listening to YouTube. Have you listened to Alexander Armstrong sing?

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
8 days ago

Yes I have lilyflower and I know his albums have done very well.

You are right I shouldn't let it get to me. I just don't understand why immature folk do not understand that others like different things. I don't like rap but I would pass by any topics on it.

Glad you enjoyed.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE7 days ago

I seem to recall hearing him on (telly) ... anyhow ...am now off to check him out too! Thanks lilyflower

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tumblespots
tumblespots7 days ago

Mr T and I are just watching a YouTube item showing all the personnel who gave their lives during the Falklands War and you'll never guess what song is playing in the background! Yes... I vow to thee my country. Very moving 😢

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
7 days ago

Such an unnecessary conflict, almost laughable in the way it started were it not for the loss of life.

As we move toward more multi cultural nations patriotism appears to be waning and people are no longer sure of their identity and where they fit.

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tumblespots
tumblespots7 days ago

Lynibis Very true, where has patriotism gone.

We were only watching it because Mt T was there at the time.

It's been an emotional morning.

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RedRobin
RedRobin7 days ago

Thank you OP you have made me smile, what a beautiful rendition! I've had a love affair with Ramin since Les Mis/Phantom and haven't watched Holby in years so didn't know he was doing TV... May have to start watching it again 😘

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
7 days ago

Ah, thank you for your lovely comment.

I must admit I stopped watching Holby when it was off air and haven't gone back to it so not sure if he is still in it. I saw that Connie Beauchamp is leaving on one of the morning shows recently.

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