Ed Sheeran played an intimate set for a charity fundraiser last night for the London Irish centre.
Video by Josepha Madigan
Sheeran was part of an evening, hosted by Dermot O’ Leary, helping to raise much-needed funds for Irish people in the UK.
Sheeran, whose family roots are in Co Wexford, is both a patron and friend of the centre, with thousands donating £10 to enter a raffle to be in with a chance to win a ticket to see him perform at the centre's Camden base as only a limited number went on sale.
Those who were lucky enough to attend shared their amazement at what was an unbelievable night.
Exceptional night of Irish talent. Loved the mix of contemporary and traditional artists. @edsheeran and @radioleary's bromance was pretty magical too ;) Here's to more years of culture, care and community for your wonderful charity x— A O I F E ☘️🇮🇪 (@aoifemcardle) June 20, 2018
Amazing fundraising event tonight at @LDNIrishCentre with many incredibly talented special guests (including one of my faves!) #londonirishcentre pic.twitter.com/XwdpBIy5bh— Erika Saccone 🌹 (@Erika_Saccone) June 19, 2018
Sheeran and O’Leary’s bromance was a highlight of the night, with their proud Wexford roots emphasized.
Live @LDNIrishCentre as @radioleary & @teddysphotos chat about their shared Irish heritage and their love of Ireland #LondonIrishCentre pic.twitter.com/O2SJJEVY34— Tourism Ireland GB (@media_IrelandGB) June 19, 2018
The singer said he was “honoured” to have helped the centre and even raised £20,000 by auctioning off his guitar on the night.
Overall, the night proved a success with the centre raising over a quarter of a million pounds.