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Violinists serenade empty toilet roll aisle with song from Titanic

Musicians Bonnie von Duyke and Emer Kinsella are both out of work due to the spread of Covid-19.

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Violinists play in front of an empty toilet roll aisle (Bonnie Von Duyke)

Violinists play in front of an empty toilet roll aisle (Bonnie Von Duyke)

Violinists play in front of an empty toilet roll aisle (Bonnie Von Duyke)

Two professional violinists have gone viral for serenading an empty toilet paper aisle with a song from the film Titanic.

Wearing life jackets in a supermarket in Los Angeles, Bonnie von Duyke and Emer Kinsella re-enacted the scene in Titanic in which the orchestra performs to passengers as the ship sinks.

The two are out of work due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The video now has more than half a million views, and plenty of comments that it provided much-needed cheer as people are beginning to self-isolate.

Commenting on the video, Ms von Duyke said: “We are full-time, professional players out of work due to Covid-19. We record music for TV, movies, video games.”

British Retail Consortium members asked the public to be “considerate in the way they shop” after panic-buying has seen shortages of toilet paper and other essentials, as fears intensify over the spread of Covid-19.

PA