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WATCH: Massive Impromptu Trad Sesh Breaks Out Mid-Flight On Plane To Ireland On Paddy's Day

By Darragh Berry

March 18, 2018 at 1:37pm

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A flight from Paris to Ireland isn't the longest trip in the world but if something like this happened on every long-haul flight, you wouldn't feel the time passing. 

Lovin reader, Maria Ryan got in touch with us to tell us about how herself and her musical partner, Lucia Mac Partlin decided to break into a bit of diddley-eye on a Transavia flight from Paris to Ireland on Paddy's Day.

The session was in mid flight and things were a bit quiet and in order to bring the mood up a bit, they decided it was time to crack out the violins. 

Video Credit: Strung Ireland

Speaking to Lovin, Maria told us that:

"We decided to play because it was st. Patrick's day and we are constantly flying with our violins as we are full time traveling musicians. The staff were so nice, they all had green hats on and were taking pictures with anyone who wanted one on board, they gave us some free wine as a thank you. We all danced up and down the isle making sure that everyone could hear the music...the whole crowd had their phones out and were absolutely loving it. 

"Another reason why we did it was because we'd love to fix the whole problem with airlines not letting musicians on with their instruments. It is a disgrace that we sometimes are forced to buy a seat for them even though there is plenty of room in the over head lockers...we have no problem putting our luggage underneath the plane if it means we can have our instruments with us and we can ensure the safety of our them."

Fair play to Maria and Lucia, we wish were on that flight. It looked like some craic. 

Thanks to Maria Ryan for sending this our way. Got a video, picture or story you'd like to share with us? Just drop us a Facebook message.

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