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VIDEO: Notre Dame's marching band plays 'Call Me Maybe' in Dublin

The Fighting Irish’s marching band was one of the star attractions at the Aviva Stadium yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYRe5qeclF8

IRISH EYES – both of the native and Fighting kind – were smiling yesterday as the University of Notre Dame took an easy win over Navy in the Emerald Isle Classic in Dublin.

While the Notre Dame outfit smashed their rivals by 50 points to 10, one of the star attractions of the day was the Fighting Irish’s marching band – the oldest collegiate band in continual existence in the United States.

While their main performance was a half-time show with many Irish and American favourites, the band also had a key role in ensuring that the Notre Dame alumni and fans remained in fine voice – thanks in no small part to the efforts of the 200-strong ensemble in the stadium’s south stand.

Rarely stopping from beginning to end of the three-and-a-half hour game, here’s just one sample of their incredible efforts.

Read: 49,000 fans watch on as Notre Dame cruise to victory in Aviva

Explaining: Why is Call Me Maybe so very, very catchy?

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