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  • Northside East

Music to your ears at airport

Sunday, 23rd December, 2018 9:00am
Music to your ears at airport

Dublin Airport Graduate Project Officer Operations Audrey Chew was the first person to play the new public piano.

Music to your ears at airport

Dublin Airport Graduate Project Officer Operations Audrey Chew was the first person to play the new public piano.

THE next time you’re in Dublin Airport, you may hear some sweet sounding music.  

The Arrivals Hall in Terminal 1 is now home to a Schiller upright piano, which has been installed to encourage people of all ages and abilities to play.

Donated by John Murphy of Murphy’s Piano Tuning & Repair, who in turn received it as a donation from the family of Margaret Costello, the piano is a novel way of treating all airport users to random musical performances.

Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison said: “A piano is not something you would normally expect to hear in an airport setting and it evokes curiosity and surprise every time it is played.  

“The randomness of performances is what makes this piano so special and it brings a smile to so many people’s faces. 

“We’re sure the new piano will be really popular with passengers and we encourage people of all ages and abilities to play.”

As the piano is at Arrivals, it can be played both by passengers and by friends and family who are there to greet them. 

“You can now serenade your loved one with a romantic tune or play them something more upbeat as they appear through the Arrivals doors,” Mr Harrison added. 

The installation of the piano is the latest element in Dublin Airport’s Sense of Place project. 

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