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Bono and Edge take part in tribute to Seamus Heaney

@U2, April 23, 2014
By: Fernanda Bottini

 

Bono, The Edge, Paul Simon and Paul McGuinness have helped pay tribute to Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet who died last year.

A tapestry titled "Out Of The Marvelous" was commissioned by Amnesty International and partially funded by the rock stars. Designed by Czech artist Peter Sis and woven in France, it's now hanging in Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 (see the photo here).

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Bono said Heaney should be an inspiration to people on their travels:

"With my life, I pass through a lot of airports. Seamus' poems are my companion on every journey ... they come with me wherever I go. Now, when any of us travel -- be it leaving our home, or our visitors returning to their own homes, Seamus will be there to bid us all farewell."

Edge agreed that Heaney was an inspiration to U2:

"Seamus Heaney was an inspiration to our band -- as well as to politicians, artists, dreamers and all in between, from every corner of the world. I love the idea that the words of this great poet -- and Sis' beautiful tapestry -- will send travelers from Ireland and beyond safely on their way 'out of the marvelous.'"

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