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Former Liverpool players try their hand at Irish traditional music during impromptu session in Dublin

Robbie Fowler (centre) and Jason McAteer (right) are shown how to play the bodhrán by Brian Fleming from the Irish House Party. Picture from Liverpool FC
John Monaghan

TWO former Liverpool players have tried their hand at Irish music during an impromptu trad session in Dublin.

Robbie Fowler and Jason McAteer joined in the craic at the Lansdowne Hotel before Liverpool's pre-season friendly game against Napoli at the Aviva Stadium.

The pair received a lesson on the bodhrán courtesy of the Irish House Party crew, before participating in a rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone played on the Uilleann pipes, harp and flute.

McAteer was a central figure in the Republic's team during their runs at the 1994 and 2002 World Cups.

He said: "It's been brilliant to visit here today and learn how to play some traditional Irish music.

"We always try to experience some of the local culture when we're away on tour, and it's so interesting to learn something new and completely different like this. It's been a really enjoyable afternoon."

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