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Fionn Whelan makes us think of the Roman Empire by covering Pompeii

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Fionn Whelan covering Pompeii

Watch:  Amazing Cover of Pompeii by Bastille live from Grafton Street Dublin sung by Fionn Whelan 
Bastille’s song “Pompeii” was released in 2013 and is known for its catchy melody and anthemic sound. The song’s lyrics are indeed inspired by the historical event of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, which led to the destruction of the Roman city of Pompeii. According to Dan Smith, the lead singer of Bastille, the inspiration for the song came from a book that featured images of the plaster casts made from the voids left by the bodies of Pompeii’s residents.

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The lyrics of “Pompeii” depict a conversation between two individuals who were victims of the eruption, frozen in time by the volcanic ash. The song explores themes of the passage of time, the inevitability of change, and the idea of being caught in a moment forever.

It’s interesting how different artists, like Fionn Whelan covering Pompeii in this case, can interpret and cover songs, bringing new perspectives and emotions to the original work. Covers often add a personal touch and connection to the performer, giving the audience a fresh experience of a familiar song.

Grafton Street in Dublin has earned global recognition for its vibrant community of buskers and performers, where numerous present-day celebrities launched their careers. 

Among the emerging talents is 12-year-old Fionn Whelan. Dublin comedian Fabu D recently posted a video showcasing Fionn’s exceptional rendition of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” on the street. The captivating performance swiftly captured the online audience’s attention, eliciting an enthusiastic response from the gathered crowd.

We featured this rendition previously on Love Ireland and we will continue following this young and upcoming star, You can follow Fionn on his Instagram channel as well.

Fionn Whelan covering Pompeii

Fionn is just one more example of how young talent can thrive on Ireland’s famous Grafton Street. From Rodrigo y Gabriela to Glen Hansard to Bono and Keywest, there’s no shortage of amazing talent that has emerged from Grafton Street.

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Fionn Whelan – we have a feeling he’s got a long career ahead of him! Be sure to check out his performance online and keep an eye out for his next appearance on Grafton Street. You won’t want to miss it!


Last updated May 29, 2023


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