Wednesday 21 February 2018

Playing in Connolly station was one of our career highlights - Kodaline

Laura Butler

Laura Butler

THEY'VE played at train stations in London, Paris and Amsterdam, but Irish music act Kodaline said that performing in Dublin's Connolly station was one of the highlights of their career.

The band played their hit song 'All I Want' this morning and were accompanied by a full orchestra for the first time.

Lead singer Steven Garrigan told the Irish Independent that it was an emotional experience.

"During the rehearsal over the weekend I got quite emotional, it was absolutely fantastic.

"Its a dream come true for us."

Kodaline were among a string of acts who entertained commuters this morning in Connolly station, taking part in the RTE Big Music Week.

The RTE dedicated train departed from Bray at 8.30am, where Luan Parle and The Lost Brothers sang and has set out for the next five days, stopping in Newbridge, Carlow, Galway, Kilarney and Mallow.

"I just had a ball, it's great fun," said Miriam O'Callaghan, who hosted the John Murray show live from Connolly.

Also participating were 'The Island' singer Paul Brady ad Dubliner Damien Dempsey.

Brady, who is currently working on a new album, delighted fans when he took to the makeshift stage to perform. However, he told the Irish Independent that he would never consider playing at an event such as Arthur's Day.

"It's not really my thing," he said.

He also said he would avoid joining the coaching panel on a series such as 'The Voice'.

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