WATCH: Glen Hansard and famous Irish musicians busk on Grafton Street for Christmas Eve

Fans and shoppers lined up and down the street to see the gig

Glen Hansard, Grafton Street, Ireland,

Image: len Hansard lead musicians busking on Grafton Street in Dublin in what has become a traditional Christmas Eve event to raise money for the homeless charities. Rolling News

Keeping with tradition, as in previous years a host of musicians took to Grafton Street this Christmas Eve.

Glenn Hansard was joined by Hozier, members of The Coronas, Gavin James and Damien Rice, along with a number of other musicians. 

Money raised from the event is being given to the two homeless charities, The Peter McVerry Trust and Dublin Simon Community.

Hansard was one of the number of Irish musicians who took part in the campaign by Home Sweet Home to occupy Apollo House. 

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In past years, a host of well-known musicians including Bono,The Script, Mundy, Paddy Casey and Liam O’Maonlai have busked on Grafton Street.

Glen Hansard is one of the founders of the Home Sweet Home campaign along with musicians Christy Moore, Hozier, Damien Dempsey, Liam O Maonlaí and director Jim Sheridan.

Dozens of homeless people have been sleeping at the vacant Dublin city centre office block, Apollo House. Home Sweet Home took over the building last week in an attempt to combat the current homelessness crisis.