Taylor Swift makes Belfast musician's dream come true by staying for three hours to watch his gig

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It's not every day that global megastar and critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Taylor Swift swings by your local to check out the music scene.

But that's exactly what happened to Tiernan Heffron, when the US performer visited a Belfast bar recently.

The Shake It Off singer, who is preparing to release her next re-recorded album Red, was rumoured to be in the city after speculation on social media at the weekend.

And, on Monday night, The Tipsy Bird tweeted a photo of her looking relaxed with members of staff.

Swift ended up staying three hours to watch local musician Heffron during her visit last Friday.

Sharing two selfies of him and Swift smiling and having a drink, he wrote: "It's not everyday Taylor Swift walks into your gig and stays for your whole three hour set.

"She was the most lovely person! She asked how she could follow what I was doing and gave me a tip!

"Dreams do come true, ready and excited for what's to come #22".

The bar added on Facebook: "We can confirm she is just as lovely as you would expect and was kind enough to take a picture with our team.

"Taylor, if you fancy being a Tipsy Bird another night in the future, you know where to find us!"

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Swift is due to release Red (Taylor's Version) in the coming months - part of her effort to re-record her music after her master copies were sold to a third party.

She dropped her latest version of Fearless in April, which contained new iterations of classic tracks like Love Story and Superstar.

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