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'We've made it!' Irish ABBA fans thank supergroup for the music after spotting Kilkenny reference

In one of the lines the Swedes sing, ‘I can remember when you left me in Kilkenny and you told me I'll return next year'

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Abba perform in their pomp (PA)

Abba perform in their pomp (PA)

Abba perform in their pomp (PA)

Irish ABBA fans have expressed their delight after spotting a reference to Kilkenny in a lyric for one of the pop superstars’ new songs.

The group's first album in 40 years that was released today, ‘Voyage’ features the song ‘You Danced With Me’.

In one of the lines the Swedes sing, ‘I can remember when you left me in Kilkenny and you told me I'll return next year'.

Fans took to social media to say they feel they have "made it".

One said: "We’ve made it lads. ABBA gives a shout out to Kilkenny in their new song, When You Danced With Me."

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."

Someone else wrote: "ABBA really went and set one of their new songs in Kilkenny. What a time to be alive."

The new album comes nearly 40 years after ABBA split up, with a digital avatar concert now planned in London.

Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid have not released any new music since their split in 1982, a year after their last album The Visitors.

Voyage went live at midnight Thursday in various time zones, to the delight of longtime fans worldwide.

However, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus have insisted there will be no more music following the release of the new collection.

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Despite revealing there are two songs that didn’t make it onto the album, the pair confirmed they will remain unfinished, with Benny saying: "This is it... It’s got to be, you know.

“I didn’t actually say that, ‘This is it’ in 1982,” he adds of the group's initial separation. “I never said myself that ABBA was never going to happen again. But I can tell you now: this is it.”

Agnetha Faltskog recently cast doubt on the future of the group, telling Swedish radio: "I don't really dare to say... We're a bit older now and have our minor ailments.

"We struggle on. But I don't dare say, because it's a bit uncertain.

"At the moment we feel happy that we got this together and let's hope everything goes well in London at the premiere over there."

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