Bono and The Edge went busking in Dublin on Christmas Eve

  • Bono and The Edge from U2 went busking in Dublin on Christmas Eve.
  • The event was organised by Glen Hansard, and has become something of a tradition.
  • Imelda May joined them for a rendition of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”.

As has become a tradition in recent years, Bono and The Edge from U2, Glen Hansard and other musicians went busking on Christmas Eve in Dublin.

Hansard – founder of the Dublin rock band The Frames – organised the event and sang a song which criticised how the Irish government handles homelessness.

Any money thrown into the empty guitar case was donated to the Simon Community housing charity.

“As the buckets go around, fill them with silver, fill them with hope – the season of hope,” Bono said. “This is very special for us, you should be proud of this.”

One of the songs they sang was “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, which Imelda May and Glen Hansard joined in with.

Bono imelda mayGetty / Lorraine O’Sullivan – PA ImagesGlen Hansard, Bono, and Imelda May.

The event occurred on Grafton Street, which has become a Christmas tradition. In 2013, Bono was joined by Hozier, Kodaline, and The Script, and in 2015,other friends came along.

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