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New Abba album name-checks... Kilkenny!

New Abba album name-checks... Kilkenny!

Abba's first album in 40 years, Voyage, has just landed.

However one particular track has got Irish fans of the Swedish legends pretty excited, namely the trad-influenced 'When You Danced With Me' - which appears to have a South East connection.

Two lines into the track, the seventies supergroup sing: “I can remember when you left Kilkenny and you told me I’d return next year.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDJZlPTFol8

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Backed by a rousing drumbeat and the kind of rolling pipes you'd hear in a Carroll's gift shop, the track is as Irish as Michael Flatley doing a jig on the Chicago River - just as it turns green for... Patty's Day.

But what's the meaning of the track? Did a member of Abba really have their heart broken in the Marble City?

Fans commenting on social media seem taken aback by the name-check, with one saying: "We’ve made it lads. ABBA gives a shout out to Kilkenny in their new song, When You Danced With Me."

While another added: "Abba mentioning Kilkenny in the opening line of one of their new songs was not on my list of things to happen this year."

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