Friday 13 December 2019

Ed Sheeran is looking for Irish dancers for his new video

The singer has promised to film and cast an upcoming video in Ireland

Ed Sheeran's new music has been a hit for fans
Ed Sheeran's new music has been a hit for fans
Ed Sheeran arrives at BBC Broadcasting House, London, ahead of his appearance on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 6, 2017. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
Ed Sheeran played some of his new music for the first time as he takes on the role of radio show host for the day
Ed Sheeran poses with fans outside the BBC
New material from Ed Sheeran is due to be released on Friday
Radio presenter Eoghan McDermott. Photo: Mark Stedman Newsdesk Newsdesk

Irish fans of Ed Sheeran are in for a treat as the singer, who has just returned from a hiatus, is set to film a music video in Ireland.

The Multiply star, who has made no secret of his love of Ireland, plans to cast for people to appear in the video.

There is one special requirement however: you must be able to ceili dance.

“I’m definitely shooting a video for the song in Ireland,” the singer told 2fm’s Eoghan McDermott.

“I will be doing it [casting] because I need proper ceili dancers,” he added.

The song, which features a trad band from Belfast, includes a fiddle, pipe and a bodhran and the Thinking Out Loud musician has predicted it will become something of an anthem for his Irish fans.

“We really jam and it’s going to be good. I do think I’ll never be able to play a song in Ireland again because this one will just be the song,” he said.

The song, which has a connection to Co Galway, is the second of two songs on his album that are about Ireland.

He revealed he may release it as a single before his album is released.

The singer spoke about his time off and revealed that on top of travelling to Japan,  he spent time getting healthy.

“I literally finished the tour, got rid of my phone, went home and realised I was 15 stone and needed to jog a bit,” he said.

Following his much needed break he said he “came home, made the album, scrapped the album and made the album again and here we are”.

Sheeran, clearly something of a perfectionist said he scrapped the album because “it just wasn’t good enough”.

“It was like multiply good and I can’t have something come out that’s just as good as the second album,” he said.

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