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Brendan Gleeson is going to appear on a new Irish folk album because he's actually an amazing fiddle player

The man is just too talented.

BRENDAN GLEESON IS a typical Irish da.


He’s the first one up singing at a ‘do’, tie loose and pint of Guinness in hand. We imagine, at least.

Gleeson is known to actually be a bit decent at a tune, lending his abilities to Dirk Powell on his 2014 tour. Brendan plays a mean fiddle, and is a regular visitor to trad gathering the Willie Clancy Summer School, according to the Irish Times.

Or, indeed, any place he is given a fiddle

Now, he’s helping Sligo folk band Dervish release their 12th album. The band have enlisted celebrities such as Gleeson, Andrea Coor, David Gray (he’s more Irish than us), Imelda May, and Steve Earle to collaborate on their new album.

Unfortunately, he won’t be singing, he’ll be playing the fiddle.

The band have been playing together since 1989, and are only delighted with the wealth of talent signing up to collab.

We previously got a sneak peek of his talent in his roles in Cold Mountain and Michael Collins

Source: Rich Mullinax/YouTube

And during his appearance on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (skip to six minutes in)

Source: Strombo/YouTube

Is there no end to this man’s talent?

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