Friday 18 January 2019

Shelter from the storm - Nathan Carter performed impromptu session for people holed up in Cork during Ophelia

Nathan Carter
Nathan Carter
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Being on holiday or a weekend break in Ireland in the middle of a hurricane can't be much fun, but Nathan Carter made it a bit more enjoyable for his fellow hotel dwellers in Cork on Monday.

As hurricane Ophelia raged outside, country singer Carter took to the piano and played a few tunes in the Montenotte Hotel in the city.

He had played the Cork Opera House on Sunday night and opted to hang around the city on Monday rather than risk travelling.

The singer had been due to take to the stage at the Opera House again on Monday night but the show was cancelled.

A statement from management said, "Following consultation with Nathan and his management, Cork Opera House regret to announce that this evening’s show will be postponed due to the serious weather conditions prevailing, and the status red warning that is in place throughout the country for today.

"The safety of our audience and our staff is paramount."

The concert has been rescheduled for Sunday November 26 and all existing tickets will be valid for this alternative date.

Joined by a girl on guitar at the hotel, he sang a rousing rendition of American Pie and I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane.

As the camera pans to the windows the storm can be seen in full swing with rain lashing down and dark skies.

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