The President of Ireland is well-known for being a man of culture so when an orchestra rocked up outside his gaff yesterday, it's no surprise that he came out to have a listen.
Broadcaster Dil Wickremasinghe posted a video of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra playing an impromptu open-air concert outside Áras an Uachtaráin and the performance must have been good because who emerged only the President of Ireland himself, Michael D Higgins.
Higgins can be seen doing a bit of swaying, which may or may not have evolved into a dance at one point. With his hat in his hand and one of his dogs by his side, it's not a sight you'd see outside every Presidential house, that's for sure.
Take a look at the clip below...
Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly feel prouder to be Irish, our beloved @PresidentIRL strolls out to listen to an impromptu open air concert by @RTE_NSO - this wouldn’t happen in any other country in the world. Ireland 🇮🇪 I love you! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/YuBSPnaKuO
— Dil Wickremasinghe (@DilW) May 31, 2020
The official President of Ireland Twitter account posted another clip and confirmed that the musicians involved are Elizabeth McLaren, Hilary Sheil and Ríona Ó Duinnín...
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) June 1, 2020
It's not unusual for Higgins to greet passers-by in the Phoenix Park so if it's within your 5km, you might just catch him out in the nice weather today. If you happen to have a violin handy, that might help too.