American singer Lizzo was moved to tears after Belfast flutist Sir James Galway wished her a Merry Christmas.
he American rapper, who is also an avid flute player, received a personal message from the 83-year-old.
In the special video, which Lizzo shared on her Instagram Story, Galway played a version of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” on his flute.
He then paid a personal tribute to the star, saying he was her “number one fan,” it was reported.
Lizzo posted a follow-up video titled “My Reaction” on her Instagram. In the video, the ‘Juice’ singer is brought to tears before saying: “Is that the fuck James Galway?”
With over 30 million records sold worldwide, extensive international touring, frequent television appearances, tireless promotion of the arts and passionate work in music education, classical flautist Galway has been a household name for decades.
He has also worked on film soundtracks such as The Lord of the Rings and has worked with such well-known artists as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell and Sir Elton John.
Lizzo is also a classically trained flute player who made history earlier this year when she twerked while playing a 200-year-old flute.
The 34-year-old described playing the flute – which is made of crystal and belonged to former US President James Madison – as “playing from a wine glass”.
She had a unique opportunity to play the instrument when she performed at her Washington DC concert in September.
The Grammy winner posted a video of her playing the instrument on stage.
“Y’all, I played the 200-year-old crystal flute from the Library of Congress on stage in DC,” the singer said on Twitter.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/pop-star-lizzo-in-tears-after-irish-flautist-sir-james-galway-sends-her-christmas-message-42247240.html Pop star Lizzo cries after Irish flutist Sir James Galway broadcast her Christmas message