Ed Sheeran joined Snow Patrol member Johnny McDaid for a performance at McDaid’s sister’s wedding at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel in Londonderry over the weekend.
After Brid McDaid had tied the knot with fiancé Sandy Stratham, Sheeran and McDaid teamed up for a 30-minute performance which included renditions of Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars’, Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’ and ‘Tenerife Sea’, one of several Sheeran songs that the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ star co-wrote with McDaid.
Check out footage of their performance of ‘Chasing Cars’, which was originally a Top Ten hit for Snow Patrol in 2006, below.
The hotel’s manager, Patsy O’Kane, told the BBC that staff had not been told in advance that Sheeran and McDaid would be performing at the wedding.
“The wedding guests really were so excited by the performance, everyone was in such good form and it really just lifted the mood of the whole day,” she said. She also noted that the wedding and reception were “filled with music and song, soloists and bands,” adding: “Clearly the family love music, they move in those circles.”
Also present at the wedding was Friends actress Courteney Cox, who is in a relationship with Johnny McDaid, the Belfast Telegraph reports.