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Ed Sheeran’s planning a trad céilí session and he needs Irish dancers for his new music video

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ED SHEERAN may need you to dust off your Irish dancing shoes for his new music video.

The singer songwriter appeared on the Eoghan McDermott Show on 2fm yesterday afternoon and has appealed for Irish dancers to star in his next music video, which will be shot in Ireland.

The Thinking Out Loud singer who couldn’t be prouder of his Irish roots spoke to Eoghan McDermott about his third new album called ÷ (Divide).

Ed hinted at two songs on the new album that are inspired by the Emerald Isle, in particular Galway and Co. Wexford.

“I’ve actually got a song on the new album, which I think is really gonna explode in Ireland. It would be something to do with the county of Galway. I’ve got a trad band called Beoga, they’re actually from Belfast. It’s a fiddle, a pipe, a bodhran and piano and we really jam.”

The singer then added: “I do think I will never be able to play a song in Ireland again because this will just be the song.”

“I’m going to drop another couple of songs before the album comes out but I should be over there soon.

“So, I guess when I’m over there, I’ll put something out in a professional capacity. I’m definitely shooting a video for the song in Ireland,” he added.

When pressed by 2fm presenter Eoghan McDermott if he would do a casting in Ireland for the music video Ed responded.

“I will be doing it because I need proper céilí dancers.

He also confirmed that “there are two full on Irish jams on there both with full trad.”

Sheeran’s Irish roots stretch back to his paternal grandparents who come from Derry and Wexford and now live in Gorey, Co. Wexford.

You can listen to Ed’s interview below

Ed sheeran’s Irish dancing fans have already been putting their dancing shoes on and throwing  themselves forward for the casting over Twitter.

Last week the 25-year-old hit-maker ended his year hiatus by releasing two songs Castle On The Hill and Shape of You from  from his next album.

The singles have already become worldwide successes breaking first day streaming records with 23million streams in 48 hours on Spotify, beating One Direction’s first day release record.

You can listen to Ed’s interview here…

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One comment on “Ed Sheeran’s planning a trad céilí session and he needs Irish dancers for his new music video”

  1. Lily Finlay

    Dear Ed, I have always loved you and your music and it has been a big part of life and I have always found it inspiring. I have céil danced from the age 5 at the Irish Centre in Birmingham England where I live, and competed in the World Championships on many occasion. Both my Grandparents were from Limerick and they moved to England to settle and marry and we have always been a big part of the Irish community here in Birmingham. I would love this opportunity to dance in your new video, I think it is truly amazing that you are going to collaborate céil dancers with one of your tracks and I would be privillaged if you would consider me to be a part of the arrangement. Thank you Lily-Jean Princess Queen xxxxxxxxxxxxxx age 16xxxxxxx


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