Take me to the áras: Hozier sings for the President and guests
Published 12/03/2016 | 02:30
Global superstar Hozier sang out about domestic violence as a special guest of President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin.
The multi-award-winning singer-songwriter from Bray, Co Wicklow, performed a haunting rendition of his charity single 'Cherry Wine' at a special ceremony yesterday recognising the role of men in promoting women's rights and denouncing domestic violence.
A chilling video of the song written by Hozier from the abusers' perspective and starring Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan and Moe Dunford was released on Valentine's Day. It is part of the 25-year-old singer's global campaign #FaceUpToDomesticViolence to raise funds and support for more than 20 domestic violence organisations around the world.
His low-key, acoustic performance preceded an appearance on 'The Late Late Show'.
Ryan Tubridy was also a guest of honour at the event, along with FAI chief executive John Delaney, union chiefs and Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett from the Defence Forces.