Traditional Irish band entertain passengers while their flight is delayed

Traditional Irish band Daoirí Farrell performing at Newcastle Airport

A simple matter of their flight being delayed wasn’t enough to get this group of Irish holiday makers down in the dumps.

The traditional Irish band Daoirí Farrell had the misfortune of being trapped in the departure lounge at Newcastle Airport as their flight to Ireland was delayed.

The room was full of people who were all bored, restless and miserable so the band decided to lighten the mood.

Traditional Irish band Daoirí Farrell performing at Newcastle Airport

They took out a guitar, bodhrán and a lute and belted out a performance of Irish classics I’ll Tell Me Ma and Wild Rover.

It wasn’t long before everyone in the terminal had cheered up and were singing along with the band.

One of the passengers – Dee Cahill – took a video of the impromptu performance and posted it onto her social media page.

She told “The reaction by everyone in the lounge (predominantly Irish and all strangers) was incredibly uplifting. It truly showcased how much craic the Irish really are.”

Take a look at the videos below.

I’ll Tell Me Ma

Wild Rover

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By Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish Music bands are Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys.