His name is Sheeran, he wears a ginger barnet, loves a pint and won’t stop singing… Ed’s Irish roots are unmissable.
The Halifax-born singer (ok, he’s not good actually Irish) has won the hearts of a loyal horde of Irish fans, but the feeling is obviously mutual. That Galway girls The singer has regularly spoken fondly of his summers in Ireland as a child and busking on Galway’s Shop Street as a boy.
As he arrives in Dublin for the first in a series of Irish gigs, here are the best moments we fell in love with an English boy.
In 2014, superfan Aimee Keogh got a surprise visit from Ed on the Late Late Toy Show. The look of pure joy on Aimee’s face sealed Ed’s place in the hearts of the Irish.
Dancing with Courteney Cox
In addition to being a world-famous singer, Sheeran has something very “everyman” and even a little nerd about him. He’s spoken about his love for Lego before, but his fanboy recreation of Monica and Ross’ dance routine is over friends with actress Courteney Cox proved that this star really doesn’t take herself too seriously.
As a child, Sheeran had a severe stutter, he joined the children’s BBC to tell a bedtime story called I speak like a river by Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith, which is a story about a stuttering boy “whose father helps him by declaring that the flow of his words is like a river”.
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Lots of celebs appear in commercials – the difference here is Ed DMed Heinz when he had a funny idea for a commercial…is his talent limitless?
Though he’s earned his spot as a stadium performer, Ed still enjoys hanging out at “proper” music venues. He has spoken about watching Damien Rice play at Whelan’s as a young man and deciding that one day he wanted to step onto the famous stage himself. Ahead of this week’s gigs at Croke Park, Ed made his own dreams come true by playing a warm-up gig at the iconic Dublin venue.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/the-five-times-ireland-fell-for-ed-sheeran-from-the-late-late-toy-show-to-gigs-at-whelans-41577117.html Ireland has fallen in love with Ed Sheeran five times – from the Late Late Toy Show to gigs at Whelan’s