"I'd say my sense of nationalism is for sure Irish, but I would say it does get knocked a
little bit, not at any other sport. But rugby is where I fall into a kind of dichotomy of identity."
- The Edge on his national identity, 2021
did you know
A local violinist, Steve Wickham, approached The Edge one morning at a bus stop and asked if U2 had any need for a violin on their next album (the War album). In the studio for only half a day, Wickham's electric violin became the final instrumental contribution to Sunday Bloody Sunday.