Stunning performance from two Irish legends

Fans of traditional music got two legends for the price of one as they tuned in to watch the Late Late Show in January.

Host Ryan Tubridy was joined by both Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam of Aslan.

The pair treated the audience to a duet of ‘The Green Fields of France’ – a song about a soldier who died in the First World War.

Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam perform 'The Green Fields of France'

Finbar had a huge hit with the song with the Fureys and Davey Arthur in the late 1970s. Their version of the song reached number one and remained in the Irish charts for several months.

On the Late Late Show, he sat on the sofa with an banjo and performed the duet – sharing the verses with Dignam.

Their performance went down a storm with the studio audience who gave the legends a rapturous applause as the song ended.

It has also proved a hit on social media with a clip of the performance going viral.

It’s not hard to see why.

Take a look at the video below.

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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.

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