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This might not be the most poptastic tune, but I had to share it as the song and video are so charming and uplifting. The Musical Slave is a Norwegian singer-songwriter, Kristin Vollset, who moved to Dublin a few years ago. By chance, she met a group of cheeky young lads who ride their horse around the streets of an area called the Liberties. She eventually befriended them – they now call her Norwigi. She wrote a song about the group, No Plan, and is also working on a documentary about them. I heard about it last week thanks to Irish blog Nialler9, and the video has been shared widely among Irish people online, who are calling it a “horse opera” and “a love song to Dublin.”