They hype and the long wait is over. Ed Sheeran has finally released his long anticipated new album, ÷ (Divide), which he promised would have a strong Irish feel to it and feature some of our trad musicians.
One of the obvious stand out tracks is called Galway Girl… no, not the one written by Steve Earle and turned into an unofficial national anthem by Mundy. This is a totally different song, although it does have similarities.
It tells the story of Ed meeting an Irish beauty on Grafton Street in Dublin and having a great time with her in the pubs, singing and dancing to trad music.
All we know about this mystery girl is that she plays the fiddle in an Irish band with her brother and has a sweet voice. Not really much of a clue Ed as that could apply to thousands of girls in Ireland.
Listen to the track below.
Music critics predict that ÷ (Divide), will be Britain’s biggest selling album of the year.
Check Mundy’s Galway Girl here irishmusicdaily.com/galway-girl.