Well-known Cork musician John Spillane treated diners on Princes Street to an impromptu performance yesterday evening.
A man of many talents, the singer-songwriter, storyteller and poet recently released his first independent album in 20 years, 200 Snow White Horses.
The album was inspired by his travels around Ireland and the songs are full of poetry, Irish mythology and wonder.
Mr Spillane’s performances have captivated audiences around the world and the scene at Princes Street yesterday evening was no different.
As people took to the newly pedestrianised street to enjoy an evening meal as part of the new Eat on the Street initiative, Mr Spillane surprised them with an impromptu performance.
After raising the spirits of those enjoying the newly opened rooftop at Clancy’s Bar, Mr Spillane made his way onto the street and performed in front of Nash 19 to the pleasure of both those dining and passers by.
Business owners on the busy Cork city centre street previously presented a proposal to city officials that saw the the street, which links Oliver Plunkett Street to the South Mall, closed to vehicular traffic and turned into a pedestrianised outdoor dining area.
Since the reopening of the restaurants lining the street, the concept has been a roaring success with the pedestrianisation of the street making national and international headlines and is now a knockout culinary and tourist destination.