Slow Magic performs at the Body and Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

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 Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, from the French music group, Daft Punk

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