WATCH: Local musicians hit the right note with powerful stay-at-home video


By Hayden Moore

A TEAM of 23 musicians have come together, virtually, to create an amalgamation music video that illustrates the power of staying at home.

Tallaght musician Chris Keeley and his friend Gavin Doyle pulled together some of the best local talent to contribute to their Live and Socially Distant cover of Elbow’s One Day Like This.

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All of the musicians in song

Asking their friends to record themselves performing the song, Chris and Gavin worked for several hours each day for a week to create the six-minute music video that has an important, timely message - especially as we hit the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.

“We wanted to take people away from all of the madness for a few minutes,” Chris told The Echo.

“But also, to remind people to abide by the rules and try enjoy it and to show what the power of staying at home can create.

“Staying home, staying safe is very important right now for the benefit of everyone.

“We can stick together by staying apart."

Members of Marshall and Morrissey and Wild Youth contributed to the piece, with Chris praising the level of local talent.

He added: “I knew what we had was good with the quality of some of the talent around here.”

Chris has been staging live, online Saturday night gigs called Live and Socially Distant every Saturday night from 8.30pm on his Instagram.

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