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Blindboy from The Rubberbandits absolutely nailed it on the Late Late last night

Winning over a nation.

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LAST NIGHT’S LATE Late Show on RTÉ One was dominated by the final segment’s panel discussion on the centenary celebrations of the 1916 rising.

And it was the late addition to the panel that was getting all the attention:

Yes, BlindboyBoatclub from The Rubberbandits joined Ivan Yates, Martina Devlin and artist Robert Ballagh to discuss the issue of celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the rising

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Tubs stumbled on his name initially

For some less familiar with the Bandits’ work, Blindboy was a surprising sight on the famed couch

But most people thought he more than held his own when the discussion started

In fact, every time he could get a word in he was as articulate as you would expect

So many people were only delighted to see a voice from the younger generation on stage

Blindboy spoke about the recent Rubberbandits documentary on RTÉ about 1916, and how it was only after school that history can really be appreciated for the younger generation

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As well as making points about the political system today

He won over a fair few people with his points


And the nation got Blindboy fever

The term “voice of a generation” was bandied around in the delirium

Let’s just say the public thought he nailed it

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For loads of people, it was their first Rubberbandits experience

Others had important questions when it was all said and done

Ah, Ireland

There was one winner here, then

Watch a portion of the discussion here or the full show on the RTÉ Player

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