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B*Witched busk in the Temple Bar rain



B'Witched stopped off in Dublin's Temple Bar to do a spot of busking for charity. John Dardis

IT was a case of Blame It On The Weatherman as Nineties girlband B*Witched went busking in Dublin.

Tourists and shoppers in Temple Bar were startled yesterday when denim-clad girls threw down a guitar case and started performing on the side of the street.

But Sinead O'Carroll, Edele and Keavy Lynch and Lindsay Armaou had to battle the elements as they performed an impromptu set ahead of The Big Reunion tour date in Dublin's O2.

The four girls sang Rollercoaster, Weatherman and pop anthem C'est La Vie in the rain, filmed by ITV2 for The Big Reunion documentary.

"We wanted to do something traditionally Irish for the cameras when we came back home, so we thought we'd come down here," Keavy told the Herald.

"You can't get more traditional than singing in the rain in Temple Bar."

The girls said it wasn't long before a crowd was cheering them on. "We were chuffed with the crowd we got," Lindsay said.

"The whole thing with the tour is nostalgia and remembering all the pop acts from back in the day and reliving our youth. We used to sing here when we started out, so it was a real trip down memory lane."

B*witched split up in 2002, but came back together for the hit ITV2 series.



The girlband is co-headlining a tour of the UK and Ireland with other Nineties acts including Blue, Atomic Kitten, Honeyz and Liberty X.

The bands were once rivals, but 10 years on, Sinead says everyone has a much more relaxed approach to the tour.

"We are getting on great; I think we've nearly adopted Liz [from Atomic Kitten] into our band," laughed Sinead.