AS IRELAND comes to the end of its first month in lockdown, we have seen countless examples of Irish people using creative ways to keep their spirits up.
From virtual St Patrick's Day parades to community balcony bingo, aspiring footballers keeping on their toes in isolation to a Guinness delivery service, as a nation we've been making the most of quarantine, staying together while keeping apart.
Ireland's musicians are no exception to this, as the neighbours of Aslan frontman Christy Dignam discovered yesterday evening.
The Crazy World singer took to the front garden of his home in Dublin to perform a rendition of the band's most popular song-- an apt one in these unprecedented times-- with the entire neighbourhood joining in to lift each others spirits at a time where over 15,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland.
Check out the video, posted to Twitter by Luke Stewart, below.
Great lift to the spirits tonight Christy Dignam doin a live concert in his front garden! Unreal!! #Aslan #ChristyDignam pic.twitter.com/pOshFxFyUZ
— Luke Stewart (@mrlukey123) April 18, 2020
This isn't the first time the appropriate nature of Crazy World has come up since the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the globe: at the end of March, the band released a powerful new video for the track made from clips of communities coming together and front line workers fighting the virus and treating patients all around the world-- you can check that out below, and read more about the thought process behind the new video here.