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Friday 19 September 2014

Exclusive: Niall Horan takes to the decks at Irish bar in New York

Published 18/08/2014 | 13:57

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Niall at the Late Late in New York
Niall at the Late Late in New York
Niall at the Late Late in New York
Niall at the Late Late in New York

Even the biggest of stars just want a piece of home when they're abroad.

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Irish boyband sensation Niall Horan made a special appearance at The Late Late - an 'Irish inspired' bar where he took to the decks to play a special set.

Niall at the Late Late in New York
Niall at the Late Late in New York

The venue is owned by James Morrissey and Florence & The Machine's lead guitarist Rob Ackroyd, making it a burgeoning music destination for New Yorkers...and Niall.

"We were delighted that Niall came down to hear our music and enjoy our venue," Mr Morrissey told Independent.ie. "Ireland is very proud of Niall Horan. He is one of the best ambassadors any country could have. We have a very unique music policy crafted by Rob Ackroyd, which is a huge part of the Late Late's offering."

Niall Horan of One Direction performs onstage during the "Where We Are" tour at Met Life Stadium in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/OneD/Getty Images)
Niall Horan of One Direction performs onstage during the "Where We Are" tour at Met Life Stadium in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/OneD/Getty Images)

The Mullingar native is currently touring the US for the American leg of One Direction's Where We Are tour, but he was the only band member to make his way to the Big Apple hotspot.

Also at the weekend, the 20-year-old was called to take part in the ice bucket challenge yesterday by unlikely celebrity pal Eddie Vedder, frontman of legendary grunge band Pearl Jam.

The two struck up a friendship last year when Eddie (49) brought his family to meet the Mullingar native while he was on tour in Seattle with One Direction.

One Direction, (L-R) Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne
One Direction, (L-R) Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne

After the get-together an excited Niall tweeted a picture of the meeting.

“Eddie vedder came in today with his family” #legend #pearljam," he captioned the snap.

If Niall agrees to take part in the challenge he will join a throng of celebrities who have already volunteered to throw buckets of ice cold water over themselves in aid of charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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