One of the traditions when new players join a club is an initiation where they get up and sing a song in front of their team-mates to help break the ice.
It’s one the Dundalk dressing room has enjoyed over the years with some shocking and surprising performances in equal measure reported.
This year’s new recruits have yet to perform for their new team-mates but there could be a surprise package in the bunch when they do.
It turns out Faroes Islands international Sonni Nattestad is a keen musician who is currently on the look out for a guitar to hone his craft off the field.
Supposedly a big Pogues and Shane MacGowan fan, team manager Shane Keegan said he is excited by the prospect of seeing the big centre half perform.
“No they’ve managed to avoid that so far,” he laughed when asked about the tradition.
“Maybe our first overnight away trip might be the time to have that.
“I only heard that yesterday (about Sonni’s talent) so that will be definitely one where we might have to have a sneaky camera to record that for the masses,” he grinned.
Greg Sloggett, an accomplished piano, guitar and saxophone player who entertained his team-mates with a few performances on their European trips last season and who regularly posts his musical performances soon Instagram, is also looking forward to see what Sonni can do.
“I’ve heard he’s good but I haven’t heard in the flesh though,” he laughed.
“Myself and himself are due a jam at some point. That should be good fun. He’s a good character. All the lads who have come in have been brilliant and they’re all ready and raring to go.”
Regardless of how the singing goes, let’s hope Sonni and all the new signings enjoy a Fairytale in Dundalk during their time here.