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Brendan O'Connor


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Sam Connolly on stage with The Killers at Malahide Castle

Sam Connolly on stage with The Killers at Malahide Castle

Sam Connolly on stage with The Killers at Malahide Castle

In this era of populism there is always one easy answer to all our problems, and the latest easy answer became clear midweek as we listened to Sam. Sam was the young Dubliner who got pulled up on stage to play with popular beat combo The Killers in Malahide on Tuesday night. As Sam did the rounds of radio interviews, one thing became clear. He was the only truly happy person in Ireland. He was the antidote to the cost of living, the protocol, the return of Covid. The rest of us, in our negativity, were tempted to say: “Enjoy it while you can kid. It’s all downhill from here.” But still, you couldn’t take it away from Sam. He was purely, simply, joyfully happy.

It was only after another young Dub, Sam’s friend as it happens, was pulled up to fill in on drums for The Killers the following night, that the answer to all our problems really became clear. The Killers need to stay in Malahide indefinitely, playing a gig every night, and each night they need to pull someone else up on the stage with them, possibly until they have got through all of us.


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