Tuesday 24 October 2017

Ticket to Ride? Piano installed at train station

Eoin Butterfield turned in a first-class performance on the Pearse Street piano. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Eoin Butterfield turned in a first-class performance on the Pearse Street piano. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

A free public piano aims to entice passengers to 'tinkle the ivories' at a Dublin train station.

The piano was carefully installed yesterday on the southbound platform at Pearse Street station.

East Wall piano tuner John Murphy approached Iarnród Éireann with the proposal and rail chiefs quickly harmonised with his idea.

He said: "Public pianos have been introduced at train stations in London in recent years. If you can play at all, you have the ability to brighten up someone's day. Music has the power to take you anywhere you want to go."

The station's manager, Mick O'Grady, has invited commuters to get playing.

Irish Independent

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