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Christmas Eve tradition: Bono Busks in Dublin for 5th Straight Year

@U2, December 24, 2013
By: Matt McGee

 

The Christmas Eve tradition continued today as Bono and friends busked again for charity on the streets of Dublin. According to @U2 reader Harry Kantas (see his tweet below), Bono joined in for two songs this year: a cover of Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody" and the traditional hymn, "Oh Come All Ye Faithful." Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and other local artists were out performing along Grafton Street before Bono's appearance -- it's all in the name of raising money to fight homelessness in Dublin.

Hopefully some full-length videos will be online soon (and we'll update this article if so), but for now there's a short Instagram clip of "Merry Xmas Everybody" and another one here. And, as promised, we'll put Harry's photo-tweet here:

This is the fifth straight year that Bono has joined in the Christmas Eve busking on the streets of Dublin. Here's our previous coverage:

UPDATE: Here's a longer video of "Merry Xmas Everybody."

UPDATE #2: Here's a more complete version of Bono's appearance with both songs.

UPDATE #3: Stephen Mogerley has created a longer video of the busking event, which includes footage of Bono and Hansard rehearsing earlier in the day on Christmas Eve.

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