This is a night when Hudson Taylor becomes Simon & Garfunkel, Róisín O becomes Amy Winehouse, Mundy becomes Bob Marley, and Emma Wigglesworth becomes Nina Simone.

This is a night when Glen Hansard performs the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly with a string quartet and an all-star cast. His trusty Fender acoustic is passed around; from Danny O’Reilly to Gavin James to Matthew Devereaux to Mark Geary to Eoin Glackin. Every song is delivered with aplomb, while the linguistic mastery of spoken word artist Stephen James Smithalso shines.


Those present know they are witnessing a one-off gathering of remarkable musicians. Something that could happen only in Dublin, and only on Christmas Eve, when the city was closed and Whelan’s was theirs . . .

Watch WE WILL SING: choose what you want to pay for it. Your amount will go directly to The Peter McVerry Trust and The Simon Communities to help in the fight against homelessness in Ireland.