Pink Floyd legend performs haunting rendition of Irish classic Danny Boy in Dublin
Rock legend Roger Waters delighted the audience at his Dublin show when he gave in unexpected rendition of the Irish classic Danny Boy.
The former Pink Floyd star was at Dublin’s 3Arena as part of his mammoth Us + Them world tour.
As well as a celebration of Waters’ music, the show was also politically charged.
At one point he stood in front of a backdrop which featured the words ‘Trump is a pig’ in huge white letters.
The mood in the arena was intense as Waters and his band delivered a show that had the audience captivated.
Waters was on fine form and the audience was treated to a setlist of Pink Floyd’s biggest hits over two sets.
It was during the encore that the band decided to bring a slightly lighter tone to proceedings as they tried their hand at the classic Irish song.
Waters told the crowd: “We toyed with this earlier – and we’re gonna take a risk. Because we know you’re full of love.”
He then stood there with his acoustic guitar looking down at his feet where there was a sheet of paper with the lyrics chords to the song.
At first, the audience were not sure which Pink Floyd song he was playing now – and why he suddenly needed a lyrics sheet.
They then realised what he was playing and the cheers went up. Waters, along with backing vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the indie band Lucius gave a haunting rendition of the song.
It was caught on film by audience member Charles Slane.
Take a look at the videos below.
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) June 27, 2018
— αℓєχ☮ (@Aleeeexx__) June 27, 2018
Christ, that was a GREAT show @3arenadublin – Roger Waters ripped through a rake of Pink Floyd songs to a background of genuinely spectacular visuals that packed an emotive punch. Try to get to his gig at the venue tomorrow. Oh – and it’s heaven for guitar solo fans.
— Tony Clayton-Lea (@TonyClaytonLea) June 26, 2018
Roger Waters, Dublin.
— Michael Rathmichael (@TheMerseyEminem) June 27, 2018
These messages are brought to you by the Roger Waters intermission. pic.twitter.com/TbVegoLFvm
— Conor Furlong (@ConorFurlong) June 26, 2018
— Bar (@BarLFC) June 27, 2018
Roger Waters getting a tad political in the point tonight pic.twitter.com/r4F96gNHDF
— Rachel Hynes (@rhhy) June 26, 2018
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling