Passengers on an Aer Lingus Airbus A330 from Dublin to New York were serenaded by traditional Irish folk music. A lovely gesture or an annoying one?
Irish Folk Music Concert…Onboard Aer Lingus Flight
While View From The Wing says that passengers were “forced to endure” a violin concert, I prefer to put a positive spin on it and say that passenger were blessed by a violin concert…heck, a huge smile came across my face as I watched it.
Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to JFK yesterday. I mean, I understand it’s done from a good place, but also feel like you don’t play music (or much worse, sing) in an enclosed space there’s no escape from pic.twitter.com/UlqmHAqj03
— Adam Singer (@AdamSinger) March 12, 2023
And based on the video, it appeared this took place after the plane touched down in New York while passengers were waiting for the aircraft doors to be re-opened. In that sense, this is not quite like forcing passengers to endure a concert in the middle of a flight, a la Southwest Airlines:
Imagine getting serenaded at 30,000 feet by a professional violinist 😍 pic.twitter.com/RlszyWTzXJ
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) March 2, 2023
(and admittedly, I like this too)
I’ve had this dream for years of taking my son Augustine on a trip to the west of Ireland one day and driving from pub to pub, as I did many years ago in what was an incredible trip to Ireland. There, I hope to sing, “Lord of the Dance” in some pub as a band plays and joins in on the chorus.
But don’t worry: you’ll never catch me singing out loud on an airplane.
It seems there is nothing but good intentions behind this spontaneous musical performance onboard Aer Lingus. The fact that it appeared to happened after landing makes me supportive of it (versus at 40,000 feet). Then again, I’m not sure I’d have a similar reaction to a spontaneous rap or hip hop performance, even with the same good intentions…
image: @AdamSinger / Twitter