Irish music legend puts on impromptu performance on Dublin street
If you happened to be walking along Grafton Street in Dublin yesterday then you may have been one of the lucky onlookers to be treated to an impromptu performance from Irish music legend John Sheahan.
The former Dubliner delighted onlookers as he appeared on the balcony of Bewleys Café and played The Marino Waltz on his fiddle.
Sheahan put on the unexpected show to celebrate the announcement of MusicTown 2018, which will look to celebrate the diversity and talent across the capital’s music scene.
The 78-year-old is one of Dublin’s most famous musical sons.
He spent nearly 50 years as part of the popular trad band, and helped bring countless old Irish folk tunes such as Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights and Black Velvet Band into the mainstream.
As Sheahan appeared on the balcony, a delighted crowd gathered below to listen to the legend play his famous fiddle.
The Irish Independent have published the video below.
MusicTown is a 10-day festival that will showcase the varying music genres that Dublin has to offer.
It runs from April 13th-22nd and will feature numerous concerts, collaborations, workshops and much more.
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