VIDEO: A Very Special Performance on Grafton Street 6 years ago

VIDEO: A Very Special Performance on Grafton Street

Pow - right in the feelings!

Irish people have a very special soft spot for Once, aka "the little movie that could".

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The 2007 film, directed by John Carney, starred The Frames frontman Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and was produced on a shoestring budget over a 17 day shoot.

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It went on to gross over $20 million worldwide.

The leads fell in love in real life while on the promotional tour for the film and picked up an Oscar for the spine-tingling song Falling Slowly.

In late 2011, the story was transferred to the stage - first opening at The New York Theatre Workshop before transferring to Broadway. The Broadway production has garnered critical acclaim and won a total of eight Tony Awards.

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From July 4th to August 22nd, Once is coming home to Dublin, playing at the legendary Olympia Theatre.

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To celebrate the launch, stars of the production took to the capital's historic Grafton Street for this beautiful performance.

For more on Once, the musical, click here.