U2 frontman, Bono, and The Frames lead singer, Glen Hansard, have joined forces yet again to busk on the streets of Dublin to raise money for charity.
See, now this is what we need more of — music icons, à la Bono and Glen Hansard, mixing in with commoners for the greater good.
The two Irish musicians (along with other Irish musicians) hit Grafton Street in Dublin to carol for charity on Christmas Eve. Boy, the turn out must have been great! These two amazing men have been raising money through street performances on Christmas Eve since 2009.
Hansard, the lead singer of The Frames, and Bono performed for three hours; their repertoire included the ol’ classic “Come All Ye Faithful,” “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” and Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody,” amongst others. Approximately 1,000 people gathered to watch the buskers.
The annual awesome-sauce busking session helps raise money for The Simon Community and the Peter McVerry Trust, charities that aid the homeless.
This year, Damien Rice, Liam O Maonlai and Mundy joined Bono and Hansard for the singing extravaganza. Last year, Sinead O’Connor joined the twosome for a rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
How amazing is this? We’re pretty surprised Bono has been keeping up with this for four years now. That’s impressive! It’s great that Hansard and Bono inspire other musicians to come out to raise money for charity. If more celebrities did that, think of all the money the world could raise to help others.
Okay, without further ado, enjoy the video of the performance below. We hope this brings a bit of cheer to your day!
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