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Ash lead Arthur's Day celebrations in Belfast

Millions of people around the world came together to celebrate the life and legacy of Arthur Guinness yesterday.

Home-grown talent Ash and Cashier No.9 took to the stage in music hubs in Belfast for the Arthur's Day celebrations while acts including Kelis, The Stereophonics, Scissor Sisters, Calvin Harris, The Saturdays performed in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.



Following his slot in The Ulster Hall DJ Fresh said: "The atmosphere in Belfast was amazing and everyone here is helping to raise money for a great cause - the Arthur Guinness Fund."

Horslips, who played in the Ulster Hall and an intimate pub gig in The Cloth Ear, added: "This was a very special night for us as it’s the first time that the original line up has performed together since 1980. It was great to make our return in front of a home-crowd.”

Now in its third year, the day was marked by a series of high profile events and celebrations in over 2,000 pubs across the island of Ireland and in 40 countries around the world including Italy, Germany, Spain, Malaysia and Australia.

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