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See U2’s Bono and the Edge Busk in Dublin on Christmas Eve

Rockers performed “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way,” two Christmas carols as part of annual homeless fundraising event

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.

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