It’s everyone’s dream to meet their musical heroes’. Some people are lucky enough to live their dreams, while others never get the chance. I have been privileged in my life to have met several of the people that I respect and can say that I am a fan of, I have even had the chance to meet some stars that I didn’t practically like, but the real person is so much different from the persona that is displayed to the public.
Some besotted fans have, over the years, come up with some ingenious ways to meet their idols. A friend of mine once scaled a hotel wall for the chance of getting a glimpse at her favorite band. I won’t say who the band was, or who my friend is, but we still have a lot of fun at her expense when the subject is bought up.
The “Hession School of Irish Dancing” might not ring any bells for you at the moment, but after you watch the clip below, you are going to find a whole new respect for Irish dancing. The school was founded over 50 years ago by world-renowned Irish dancer Celine Hession. The school has had many world champions pass through its corridors and caters for children as young as 4-years-old.
The school is located in Galway, Ireland. One group of talented dancers from the school, calling themselves the “Galway Girls” were such fans of British singer songwriter Ed Sheeran, the they shot a video featuring them dancing to one of his hits “Shape of You” especially for him to watch, such was their love for their idol. Now not all of us are aware of the long hours and effort that needs to be put in for this most rhythmic of dance forms. The unison of the eight young ladies in this clip is just phenomenal to watch.
Ed Sheeran is one of the hottest musical acts in the world right now, so the girl’s aspiration to meet him inspired them to feature his music in their routine. It is just amazing to watch their feet as they effortlessly translate his song into dance. You can almost hear their feet sounding out the words to this number hit. Then there is a segue to a traditional piece of Irish music that they then dance to without any effort, or so it would seem.
The girl’s video has gone viral since being uploaded, and has had over seven-million-views on YouTube alone. One of those who has seen the clip was Ed himself, and he used the girls in his “Galway Girl” video clip. It just goes to show you that with a little imagination and a lot of hard work, your dreams can become realities. A lesson learned for all of us.