Watch Newcastle Airport passengers engage in an Irish folk song when their flight is delayed

Passengers waiting for a delayed flight at Newcastle Airport could feel a bit dejected while waiting in the departure lounge.

But luckily for them, an Irish folk group also had to fly, and they had different ideas.

Rather than reading a book or closing their eyes, Daoiri Farrell and his band decided to pick up the guitar and entertain their fellow travelers, bringing a touch of Temple Bar to Newcastle Airport.

And passenger Dee Cahill captured the moment the whole living room sang along as musicians played popular Irish folk songs “Wild Rover” and “I’ll Tell Me Ma”.



Daoiri Farrell and his band start singing at Newcastle Airport

Born in Dublin, Farrell released two albums as a solo artist before joining the group FourWinds, which released their own album in 2015.

The group even won the Danny Kyle Open Stage award that same year. The award, titled in honor of the Scottish folk singer of the same name, celebrates traditional Celtic music in Scotland.

Dee was waiting to board her RyanAir flight back to Dublin on Sunday evening after visiting a friend in Newcastle when the fun began.

She said: “When we arrived at the airport in the evening for our flight, we found out that we would be delayed for two hours.

“We were hanging out in the departure lounge, bored with our tree, when three guys started playing traditional Irish music. It was completely spontaneous and led to an enthusiastic response of chanting, tapping, and applause from everyone gathered.

“One song led to another and the atmosphere and level of craic just amplified in a powerful Irish Trad session.

“It made everyone smile and when it came to getting on our flight we just didn’t want it to end.

“It was great to be a part of such a rare and incredibly uplifting moment.”


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