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100 Guitars Falling Slowly


I have to say when first looking at the title I got confused, yet intrigued. 100 Guitars falling slowly? It quickly turned from confusion to being choked up.

Click play and see why, you’ll be amazed how the power of music and crowdsourcing yields unbelievable emotion…

On April 23, 2015, an historic event took place at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. Around midday, 926 people with guitars packed the orchestra level of the theatre and together with cast members of ONCE performed the show’s Oscar-winning song, “Falling Slowly.”

Young and old, professional and amateur, students and doctors and lawyers and teachers and clergy, all were brought together by the magic and power of music. Just as the characters in ONCE are transformed through music, so too was this diverse crowd of people.


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