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12th Jun 2018

WATCH: Irish lads performing with ukuleles on a Ryanair flight is the best thing you’ll see today

Olivia Hayes

Just the ticket for your return flight home.

Three Irish lads took it upon themselves to make a flight home to Ireland one to remember, as they whipped out ukeleles and entertained a whole flight of passengers for the full trip.

Twin brothers Neil and Paul Casey, along with their friend Gavin McCormack, were travelling back to Ireland last week after performing at a wedding in Barcelona.

The trio of musicians got up mid-flight with their instruments and serenaded their fellow passengers with an upbeat version of Paolo Nutini’s ‘Pencil Full Of Lead’, with additional kazoo thrown in for good measure.

According to the band, they asked the flight attendants if they could play, and when they gave them the go-ahead, Neil, Paul and Gavin made their way to the front of the plane and started playing.

As well as playing ‘Paolo Nutini’s Pencil Full Of Lead’, the lads also sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to a boy who was celebrating his birthday.

Neil and Paul are one half of popular wedding band Jaker & Co, and Gavin plays with Sway Social, the winner of WeddingsOnline band of the year in 2017.

The three lads often perform as a ukulele trio called The Kooky Ukes, “an all-singing, all-ukulele playing trio who turn tracks inside out and serve them back to you with a totally new vibrant flavour.”

The lads are available to play weddings, functions and celebrations of all sorts, including the odd Ryanair plane.

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