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Liam Neeson sings The Sash in Coen Brothers' flick

Claire Tennyson

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Claire Tennyson

HE may be a Hollywood A-lister but Liam Neeson's redition of The Sash in his latest film will not win him a place on X Factor!

The Ballymena man stars in the Coen Brothers' film 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' which tells six stories of outlaws and settlers on the American frontier.

It was first released at the Venice International Film Festival in August.

The movie features a number of Hollywood stars including Tim Blake Nelson and Brendan Gleeson.

Liam Neeson plays callous theatre owner Impresario, described as a boisterous Ulster Protestant.

For his short Meal Ticket - he transports a limbless man around for a travelling one-man "freak show"

In a clip his character can be seen lying drunk by a camp fire singing Weila Weila - an Irish school ground song made famous by the Dubliners - before breaking into the Sash.

As a crescendo he staggers to his feet before smashing a bottle into a fire to proclaim the next destination of their caravan.

At the New York Film festival Neeson revealed how one of the horses on the production recognised him from a previous work the two had worked on.

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