Posted: Fri 10th Apr 2020

Fame of Great Orme goats continues to grow as they star in Neil Young’s new music video

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Friday, Apr 10th, 2020

The fame of the Great Orme goats shows no sign of letting up following their rise to international stardom.

Their standing is so high that Ellen DeGeneres says the first place she will visit after the coronavirus lockdown is Llandudno after seeing videos of them roaming the quiet streets of the town.

North Wales Police even had to issue a warning for people not to make non-essential trips to see them.

But the herd of Kashmiri goats have now gone one better after starring in a new music video released by rock legend Neil Young.

The Canadian musician has re-recorded his song ‘Shut It Down’ after being inspired by the response of his fans to the 2019 track in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

His website said it was “inspired by fans reaching out to Young expressing the elevated poignancy the song has come to represent during this pandemic.”

The new video featuring Crazy Horse includes images and footage taken around the globe over the last month when most of the world has been on lockdown.

Most importantly, at around two minutes and 53 seconds in it shows the beloved Great Orme goats.

We’re not sure if they received any royalties for it, but hear they’re tough negoatiators…

You can watch Young’s new video in full below:


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