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A look behind the scenes at the Ceiliúradh concert in London

The preparations for the Royal Albert Hall.

ON THURSDAY NIGHT a special celebration of Irish music and creativity took place in London’s Albert Hall, to mark the State Visit of President Michael D Higgins.

Glen Hansard, The Gloaming, Imelda May, Villagers/Conor O’Brien, Fiona Shaw, Elvis Costello, Oliva O’Leary, Paul Brady and Donal Lunny were among those performing on the night.

Now RTÉ has released this behind-the-scenes video of the preparations that went into the celebration, filmed by Myles O’Reilly.

The video is soundtracked by Glen Hansard leading the ensemble in a rendition of The Parting Glass.

Source: RTÉ - Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster/YouTube

You can watch the entire concert over on the RTÉ Player

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