Members of the Cavan Town branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (Society of the Musicians of Ireland) treated passengers to an impromptu ceili on an Aer Lingus flight over the weekend.
The talented Irish musicians were on their way home to Ireland from a musical tour in Frankfurt, Germany when their Aer Lingus flight was temporarily delayed due to weather conditions.
Busting out their banjos and bodhrans, the young Irish musicians decided to perform a selection of lively, traditional tunes for their fellow passengers.
Sínann Fetherston, a journalist with RTÉ Lifestyle who happened to be on board, shared these clips from the craic-filled session:
@sinfetherston Cavan Town CCÉ perform for Aer Lingus passengers ✈️ #CavanTownCCE #IrishTok ♬ original sound - Sinann Fetherston
The impromptu ceili, of course, won a stamp of approval from Aer Lingus.
A Sunday session to brighten a rainy morning! 🎻☘️— Aer Lingus (@AerLingus) November 5, 2023
According to RTÉ Lifestyle, a group of professional content creators and press were on the Aer Lingus flight that was returning from a Red Bull event in Frankfurt that saw Ireland competing in a global dance competition.
Content creator Amanda Adé shared clips from the Aer Lingus session and said "gotta love the Irish."
@the_amanda_ade Gotta love the Irish 🇮🇪💚 #CavanTownCCE #irishtiktok #fyp ♬ original sound - Amanda Adé
Also on board was Belfast-based content creator Ged, who shared his own TikTok of the impromptu session in the skies.
"I've never been more happy to be stuck on a flight," Ged said in his TikTok that's been viewed more than 33k times.
"It was definitely one of those moments when you just feel so proud to be Irish," he added, "because where else are you going to get these vibes?"
@ged.jpeg gotta love the irish 🇮🇪 #irishtiktok #irishtok #fypシ ♬ original sound - Ged
This wasn't the Cavan musicians' first pop-up session. On October 30, while waiting to board their flight to Germany, they performed this rousing rendition of a reel:
Posted by Cavan Town CCÉ on Sunday, October 29, 2023