As four-year-old Emma Sophia walks across the Irish countryside, we see the Drombeg Stone Circle appear in the background and we hear the sweet sounds of a violin start playing.
It’s a region of the country that looks remarkably similar to Stone Henge.
The beautiful towering rocks are arranged in a big circle with the backdrop of rolling green farmland adding to the allure.
The most important part though is the four-year-old.
Emma is wearing a green cape as she begins soaking up the energy of the mystical site, getting ready to serenade us.
We are about to watch a professionally produced music video of a preschooler singing the classic song “You Raise Me Up” by a band called Secret Garden, and we’re incredibly excited about it.
The original song was first released in 2001.
A few years later in 2003, American singer Josh Groban covered it. Then, a few years after that, Irish boy band Westlife did their own version too.
Emma Sophia’s version, though, is unlike any other cover that we have ever seen.
Not only is she incredibly adorable out there singing her little number, but she is quite good as well.
The description of the video sums it up best:
“Emma Sophia’s angelic voice, coupled with stunning Irish scenery creates an entrancing sensory experience, taking us out of ourselves and raising us up to new emotional stratospheres where hope springs eternal. “
When a four-year-old has a whole YouTube channel of professionally produced music videos, it’s clear that we are entering new territory as a civilization.
This is good new territory, though. This is where we should be going! Reaching “new emotional stratospheres where hope springs eternal” sounds pretty great to us.
One of the best parts is how the whole video is Celtic-themed.
It features numerous beautiful locations throughout Ireland.
In addition to the Drombeg Stone Circle, we also see ruins from an old castle near Mizen Head scattered along a cliffside.
Dun Lough castle is known as the “fort of the lake” and features three large towers overlooking a 100-meter cliff.
The isolation and stillness of the region make it all the more appealing.
The crumbling medieval walls of the castle stand as a romantic relic from a long-forgotten era.
We can walk up and down the rambling hills and just soak it all in. It feels so peaceful now, but back when the castle was first constructed in 1207, things were very different.
After the Norman Invasion, the area was recognized as an important tactical point.
Most of the video is shot using a drone, allowing us to get a lovely birds-eye view of the region.
It’s so cool to imagine what it would have been like back then.
At some points as we are flying along, listening to Emma’s voice, we feel like we are actually transported there.
“The clarity, purity, and sincerity of this delightful little girl’s voice and presentation reduce this old bird to tears every time. To be able to deliver joy to others is such a gift; treasure it always Emma,” says YouTube user Dr. Bob Hardie.
There is something about the innocence of a four-year-old singing, coupled with such beautiful scenery that brings a smile to all of our faces.
It all feels so natural.
We have little Emma Sophia walking around in her cape, which we later learned is actually a Bandraoi (female druid) costume.
We have ancient sites dating back over 3000 years showing the great history of humanity, and we have the perfect song, tying it all together.
Check out the full video below of four-year-old Emma Sophia singing “You Raise Me Up”.
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