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This afternoon.

At Dublin Airport.

TV3’s Virgin Media’s Political Correspondent Gavan Reilly plays piano in the arrivals lounge of Dublin Airport.

Take That, RTÉ

In fairness.

Earlier: Home Is Where The Arf Is

A rather pleasing cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’ (1979) by Australian pianist Josh Cohen.

If you like this, you may also care for his nimble-fingered versions of Radiohead’s ‘Daydreaming’ and David Bowie’s ‘Life On Mars‘.

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Acclaimed 94 year old Kiwi jazz musician Julian ‘Golden Ears’ Lee who has been blind since birth, plays piano for the first time since suffering a stroke several years ago, accompanied by fellow jazzman James Morrisson in a rendition of  Ella Fitzgerald’s “After You’ve Gone.”

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Improbable Worlds: an antique piano almost bisected but for one remaining wishbone of wood connecting the two halves. How artist Maskull Lasserre did it – considering the fragility of the wishbone and the weight of the piano – is anyone’s guess.

Very carefully, we’d hazard.

More of his work here.

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Behold: the Whaletone Royal Digital – a 100% digital (no strings or hammers), MIDI equipped, Orca-looking, made-to-order piano – fully customisable in any colour, finish, inlay or light effect to match the outré décor of your penthouse duplex or ocean-going yacht.

Yours for a trifling €98,400+

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Filmed over two years, first released in 2013 and new online, Stuart Bowen’s short about an art mannequin who yearns to play the piano (but lacks the requisite fingers) is a dialogue-free masterclass in lighting, set design and animation technique.

Making-of featurette here.

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