Saturday 24 August 2019

Galway group's cover of Ed Sheeran's All of the Stars is spellbinding

Patricia Murphy

Irish Ed Sheeran fans may have been left disappointed this week as tickets to his shows in Dublin's 3Arena sold out within minutes, but this wonderful cover by a band of Galway musicians might lend some comfort.

The spellbinding take on Sheeran's song All of the Stars was recorded by New Airs, a Connaught group combining classical strings and with rock and folk percussion.

Filmed live in Kilcummin Church in Oughterard, the group's spellbinding cover certainly does justice to the British singer, who is preparing to release his latest album ÷ on March 3.

Meanwhile, Sheeran has said he is "deeply concerned" about online touts who are selling tickets to the his UK tour for up to £1,000 each and urged his fans not to engage with them.

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The singer-songwriter has teamed up with face value ticket platform Twickets for his April and May concerts. However, dozens of listings appeared on secondary ticketing sites offering the passes at inflated prices just minutes after going on sale.

Disappointed fans vented their disgust at touts on Twitter after failing to get hold of tickets to his 14-date UK and Ireland tour, which were released on general sale on Thursday morning.

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