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Bono busks for Christmas

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Dec 26, 2013 | 5:38pm EST

U2 rocker Bono hit the streets of Dublin, Ireland on Christmas Eve (24Dec13) to fulfil his annual tradition of busking for charity. The Irish star has been teaming up with The Frames singer/guitarist Glen Hansard to serenade last-minute Christmas shoppers on the city's famous Grafton Street for the past five years to raise funds for The Simon Community, which provides support for the homeless. He honoured the commitment on Tuesday and delighted fans as he staged a free mini-gig with Hansard, singer/songwriter Mundy, and The Hothouse Flowers' Liam O'Maonlai, performing a cover of Slade's Merry Christmas Everyone and O Come All Ye Faithful. The impromptu singalong drew a crowd of around 1,000 people as Hansard encouraged onlookers to dig deep and donate. Last year's (12) street session also featured Sinead O'Connor.

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