U2’s Bono and Irish Stars Sing for Charity on Christmas Eve


Story by Cat Badra

Bono and a collection of Irish stars took to the streets of Dublin, Ireland, on Christmas Eve to sing for charity

U2 frontman Bono and a handful of other Irish music celebs walked through the streets of Dublin, Ireland, on Christmas Eve and sang jolly songs while raising money for charity. It’s the fifth year Bono and company have participated in the charity singing event, and according to U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail, Bono’s friends included Damien Rice, Frames and Swell Season singer Glen Hansard, Hothouse Flowers singer Liam O’Maonlai and Mundy. The singing took place on Dublin’s Grafton Street.

Bono, specifically, sang two songs: a version of the 1973 Slade Christmas song “Merry Xmas Everybody” and the tried-and-true “Oh Come All Ye Faithful.” During his performance, Bono thanked Hansard for working to organize the annual sing-for-charity event. Watch some video of the performance below.

Funds raised from the Christmas Eve singing spree will go towards The Simon Communities, an organization that help assist homeless men and women living in Dublin.

Watch the Grafton Street Christmas Eve 2013 Singing Event:



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