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Dublin: 7 °C Thursday 21 November, 2019
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WATCH: Glen Hansard and Bono busk on Grafton St for Simon Community

Hansard asked those listening to “dig in and keep a few people off the street”.

Bono, Glen Hansard and co at the top of Grafton Street this evening
Bono, Glen Hansard and co at the top of Grafton Street this evening
Image: Patrick Phelan/@PaddyFeelo via Twitter

Updated 6.50pm

GLEN HANSARD WAS back on Grafton Street today, busking to raise money for the Simon Community, and he was joined by U2 frontman Bono this evening.

This has been a tradition for Hansard the last number of years, with Bono joining in on few occasions.

Despite the rain and the cold winds, a festive crowd gathered to listen to the former The Frames musician who was in fine form early-on.

He urged those listening in to “dig in and keep a few people off the street”.

(Video: TheJournal.ie/YouTube)

Later Bono arrived for a festive tune and without microphones he had to work those vocal chords hard:

YouTube: Patrick Phelan

First published 4.40pm

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