Niall Horan paid homage to his Irish roots at an event recently, when he covered a staple of Irish rock.

The One Direction singer played guitar and sang on Thin Lizzy's 'Dancing in the Moonlight' during his appearance at BBC Radio 2's '500 Words', a short story competition for kids that is hosted by Chris Evans.

His acoustic take on the track no doubt would have done Philo proud.

Watch it below: