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Music lessons: Bell X1 frontman Paul Noonan had been working at a Dublin pre-school when the lockdown came into effect

Music lessons: Bell X1 frontman Paul Noonan had been working at a Dublin pre-school when the lockdown came into effect

Music lessons: Bell X1 frontman Paul Noonan had been working at a Dublin pre-school when the lockdown came into effect

It is a gloriously sunny May morning in the Phoenix Park. Paul Noonan has met Review for a socially distant interview conducted on neighbouring benches on high ground overlooking the Liffey and the Irish National War Memorial Gardens.

"Who would have thought that this would be 2020?" the Bell X1 frontman says. He is not just surveying the strangeness of journalist and interviewee studiously staying two metres apart, but noting that the spiritual and financial lifeblood of the musician - playing live - has been rendered null and void for the foreseeable future.


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