A local musician has spoken of the trauma of having traditional Irish supergroup The Gloaming stuck inside his head for the last fortnight.
The man, who has a passing interest in the group's music, told The Drone he heard them play on the radio a few weeks ago and has not been able to get them out of his head since. It was only when he went to a physician that he discovered the group was literally 'stuck inside his head'.
Experts are at a loss to explain how Martin Hayes, Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh, Iarla O'Lionaird, Dennis Cahill and Thomas Bartlett entered the man's head but said they would have needed some sort of shrinking device akni to the one from Honey I Shrunk the Kids.
"We've come across cases of music being stuck in people's head before but this is the first time we've come across an actual band being stuck in there. How they got there is anyone's guess...I'm surprised the man involved hasn't completely lost his mind."
"When he came to me I didn't know what to expect. I took a look inside his ear and to my amazement there they were, all sitting around talking to each other. I mean, I like The Gloaming but I wouldn't want them in my head 24/7."
It is unsure how long the group intend to stay inside the man's head however they are due to play in the National Concert Hall this evening. Plans are being made by staff in the event the group stay in the man's head by having him sit on stage with a microphone placed by his ear to pick up the group's playing.
The man himself says that while he is looking forward to his debut in the Concert Hall, he cannot wait to be rid of the group:
"It's a great honour but I have to ask, why me? Hayes's hair keeps tickling the inside of my head and Bartlett's bloody scarf keeps hanging out of my ear. People look at me and think I don't clean out my ears!"