On Christmas Eve, Dublin’s Grafton Street was lit up by a special busking set from U2’s Bono and the Edge.
The duo had taken part in an annual fundraising event that brought together Irish musicians to raise money for the Irish city’s homeless. This year, the U2 rockers were joined by organizer Glen Hansard of The Swell Season, Damien Rice, and Imelda May, amongst others.
Opting for a simple acoustic setup, the duo delivered a heartfelt rendition of Songs of Experience’s “Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way,” before diving into two beloved Christmas carols: “O Holy Night” and “O Night Divine.” The festive occasion was capped off by a group performance from all the musicians of Darlene Love’s timeless “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
This is the first time in three years that Bono has taken part in the annual fundraiser. The singer was previously present at the 2015 edition, where he performed U2’s “Every Breaking Wave” and “When Love Comes to Town.”
Check out the fan-filmed rendition of “O Holy Night” below:
And the performance of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” here: