There's nothing more Irish than a trad session, except maybe a crip sangwich - white bread, butter, Tayto. Obviously.
With the world adjusting to a 'new normal' way of doing things, one thing that many people are missing is live music. It's one of those things where you don't realise how much you miss it until it's gone... and now that it's gone, boy do we miss it.
As with the majority of things, concerts and gigs have mostly moved online in response to the current climate including the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil which will be completely virtual this year.
The world's biggest gathering of trad musicians and one of Ireland's largest annual gatherings, it was due to take place in Mullingar this year. Encouraging people to still get involved, musicians are being asked to "share their flair" by uploading videos of themselves having an auld song and a dance.
And this Japanese trad band did not disappoint.
Called Dé Domhnaigh, the group took to Twitter to share a clip of themselves jamming out writing:
"We are an Irish band "Dé Domhnaigh"(@DDomhnaigh)
Dé Domhnaigh means Sunday in Irish. We hope our performance makes you feel excited like Sunday. May Irish music always be with you!"
🇮🇪Celebrating #Fleadh2020 from Tokyo, Japan!!🇯🇵
We are an irish band "Dé Domhnaigh"(@DDomhnaigh)
Dé Domhnaigh means Sunday in Irish. We hope our performance makes you feel excited like Sunday. May irish music always be with you!
♪Punch in the Dark#RTEVirtualFleadh pic.twitter.com/Bmo624OuBJ
— ぱとり-ケルトの笛奏者＠Dé Domhnaigh (@Patri_cheoil) August 9, 2020
Here's hoping we can see these lads live sometime soon because what a session that would be.
Header image via Twitter/Patri Cheoil