He may be loved by fans the world over, but Dublin-born musician Dermot Kennedy was very happy to return to his busking roots on Grafton Street as he launched his new album Sonder.

It's been over ten years since the Rathcoole native played for the well-heeled shoppers on Dublin's most famous retail street, but Kennedy's smile lit up the dark night sky as on Tuesday evening as he played for the large crowd that gathered to watch him perform.

Delighted to be returning to his old stomping ground, Kennedy told his social media followers that playing on the balcony of Bewley's Café was "something I will NEVER forget".

He added: "My hometown and my heart. Once in a lifetime feeling."

A huge crowd gather to watch Dermot Kennedy as he performed on the balcony of Bewley's Café on Dublin's Grafton Street / Image: Universal Music Ireland

In September Kennedy performed to over 70,000 fans as the Friday headline act at Ireland's Electric Picnic Festival, his biggest-ever festival headline slot to date.

As well as an extensive UK tour next year, Kennedy has announced a headline concert at Dublin's Marlay Park on Friday 23 June 2023.

His debut album Without Fear is also the biggest-selling album of the millennium by an Irish artist.

Kennedy's second album Sonder includes the lead single Something to Someone, which has already received over 20 million streams.

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