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Gypsy jazz in Dublin

Made or posted on Sep 29, 2009

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In this video, a terrific quintet performs on Grafton, Dublin’s main pedestrian shopping street, Sept. 29, 2009. (Wish I’d had a Steadicam that day.)

If this isn’t gypsy jazz, what would you call it? And who is this fine band? (Please tell me if you recognize them.)

Meanwhile, here’s the answer to today’s Geo Quiz: This spot on Grafton Street, near an alley, is notable as the location for a key scene in the Irish indie movie Once.

It’s where Glen Hansard gives his fabulously unhinged performance of “Say It to Me Now” — hear Hansard on YouTube. A still from his song:

Glen Hansard on Grafton Street in movie Once