When the Republic of Eire went into coronavirus lockdown in March, musician Patrick Dexter started posting on-line movies of himself taking part in the cello.

Since then, the open-air recitals, shot exterior his picturesque cottage in Mayo on the agricultural west coast, have been seen thousands and thousands of instances.

Patrick has additionally acquired messages from folks everywhere in the world, together with Irish expatriates craving for his or her homeland through the pandemic.

Video journalist: Niall McCracken