U2’s Bono and the Edge busked on a Dublin street on Christmas Eve as part of an annual all-star fundraising event to aid the Ireland city’s homeless population. The U2 rockers were among a collective of Irish musicians –– including organizer Glen Hansard of the Swell Season, Damien Rice and Imelda May –– to perform on a makeshift stage on the city’s Grafton Street, the Guardian reports.
In addition to Songs of Experience‘s “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way,” the U2 duo also performed a pair of Christmas carols, “O Holy Night” and “O Night Divine,” before teaming up with the other musicians on hand for a rendition of the Darlene Love classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
The Grafton Street performance marked the first time in three years that Bono, a frequent guest at the busking sessions, has taken part in the event: In 2015, the singer delivered U2’s “Every Breaking Wave” and “When Love Comes to Town,” and Bono contributed ensemble support to the 2009 event.
Proceeds from the busk benefit the Simon Community, a homeless charity in Dublin.