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Northern Ireland musicians join Niall Horan on stage as Flicker Sessions tour kicks off in Dublin

Two musicians from Northern Ireland joined Niall Horan on stage in Dublin as he kicked off his first live solo tour on Tuesday.

Newry drummer Gerry Morgan and bassist John Bird, from Rostrevor, have been performing with the One Direction star since he began releasing his solo music earlier this year.

Niall, 23,  took to the stage at the Olympia Theatre in the first round of his 'Flicker Sessions' tour.

Gerry posted a picture of himself performing at the gig on to his Instagram account, capturing the image: "Great opening night to (Niall Horan) #flickersessions. The Olympia is always a great buzz!"

During the show, Niall and his band performed music from his upcoming debut solo album.

Taking to social media afterwards, the Mullingar man said: "Dublin. Thank you so much for tonight. Starting the flicker sessions in my homeland was incredible.

"Also I really appreciate how respectful you guys were. Listening to every word and enjoying the music."

The Flicker Sessions will see the Slow Hands singer perform at venues in cities all over the world, including London, Tokyo, Sydney, Toronto and New York.

Earlier this month, Niall announced he wanted to make the shows "as Irish as possible" by recruiting Irish bands and singers for his support acts.

This included bands Wild Youth, Picture This, and singer Gavin James.

As One Direction are currently taking a hiatus from releasing music together, Niall has enjoyed huge success with his first solo singles This Town and Slow Hands.

His debut album is expected to be released later this year.

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