A Wicklow High Kings superfan had the chance to take to the stage with his favourite band recently.
Aughrim resident Killian Byrne received an invitation to join the group on stage after presenting them with a hand-carved guitar during their recent performance at the National Opera House in Wexford town.
'Killian is a huge fan of the High Kings and every time they play in the area, he books tickets,' said Killian's sister, Siobhan.
The 28-year-old was joined in the front row of the National Opera House by members of his family for the concert. During the evening, he presented lead singer Brian Duffy with the hand-carved guitar that Killian had made with his woodwork co-ordinator at Sunbeam House Services Ballyraine Campus. Singer Brian Duffy invited Killian and another fan onstage and Killian picked up the bodhran. Killian played with the band during their performance of 'Whiskey in the Jar'. He studies music with Tommy Breen. This isn't the first time Killian has been invited on stage with the High Kings. The band previously invited Killian to join them during a show at the Arklow Bay Hotel.
'The High King also talked to him at the end of the show and signed his CD,' said Siobhan.
A video of the fantastic moment has been uploaded onto the Byrne's Londis Aughrim social media page and it's received a huge number of views and positive comments from the community.
'Customers have been coming in [to the store] to say well done to Killian,' Siobhan added.