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Ed Sheeran bares his soul as he sends inspiring and positive message to ‘weird’ children

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Ed Sheeran

 Global megastar Ed Sheeran had a wonderful message of hope and encouragement to any children that feel a little different or ‘weird’.

The British singer has Irish heritage and is heavily influenced by Irish music, which he spent a lot of time listening to as a kid.

The piano man and the Irish songstress…musical magic

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From Irish music to American boogie-woogie – millions of people are, by now, aware of the great talents of Irish pianist Brendan Kavanagh. He can play anything instantly.

The musician has created multiple videos that show him joining in with other piano players who are playing on public pianos as they pass the time at London’s St Pancras train station.

The late great George Donaldson sings the Parting Glass

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The Parting Glass - poignant performance from the late great George Donaldson

A poignant look back at the wonderful George Donaldson singing the folk classic The Parting Glass.

The trad scene tragically lost one of its most beloved sons in 2014 when ‘the Voyager’ passed away following a heart attack in his Glasgow home aged just 46.

Celtic Woman sing Amazing Grace – even the angels are envious

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Beautiful performance from Celtic Woman as they sing Amazing Grace

What do you get when you cross one of the world’s most loved tunes with a supergroup of talented Celtic singers? A stunning performance that is approaching 100 million views on YouTube.

Celtic Woman sang the classic melody to a live theatre back in 2009 and the performance was so moving it is one of the most popular recordings of the song on the internet.

Amazing Grace is a much-loved song the world over, thanks to its beautiful melody and moving lyrics.

Celtic Thunder’s haunting Christmas 1915 – so moving

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Celtic Thunder’s Christmas 1915 beautifully evokes about one of the most moving, surreal and human moments of the 20th century.

The song was written by Tommy Fleming and is based on the true story about the British, French and German soldiers during the First World War. More than quarter of a million Irish soldiers were serving in the British military at that time.

On Christmas day an unofficial truce was called among the soldiers, the guns stopped firing and they left the trenches on the Western Front and met in the middle in no man’s land.

The British, French and Germans exchanged food, cigarettes and souvenirs. They also swapped prisoners of war and even sang carols.

Most famously, amid the horrors that they had all being experiencing for the past several months, they played a game of football.

Lieutenant Kurt Zehmisch of the 134th Saxon Infantry Regiment said: “The English brought a soccer ball from their trenches, and pretty soon a lively game ensued. How marvellously wonderful, yet how strange it was.”

Celtic Thunder, whose line-up at the time of this performance consisted of Ireland’s Damian McGinty, Keith Harkin, Paul Byrom, Ryan Kelly and Scotland’s George Donaldson, did Fleming’s song proud.

The band dressed as British soldiers and sat holding prop guns on a set made to look like a trench.

The lyrics tell how they heard a German soldier singing a song of peace from no man’s land on Christmas day.

They left the trench, and for the day, soldiers from either side befriended each other.

The second half of the song returns to the tragedy of the war as the following day the guns started firing and the killing resumed.

Take a look at the video below.

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