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Irish Mirror
Cian O'Broin

Lineup revealed for Ryan Tubridy's final Late Late Show country special

The Late Late Show Country Music special is back with a bang for the first time since 2019, with some of the industry's biggest names set to grace the stage on the night.

Host Ryan Tubridy will be joined by icons of the Irish country scene to celebrate some of the finest music getting people up on their feet throughout Irish dance halls.

Tubridy said: "This Late Late Country Music special will be my final one at the helm. It all started out really when I was not long in the job as the presenter of The Late Late Show and when driving around the country, I kept seeing posters of gigs of different country stars and it was a world that I wasn’t familiar with."

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A country music legend will walk the line and be inducted into the Irish Country Music Hall of Fame, which was previously awarded to Daniel O'Donnell and Philomena Begley.

Some of the guests on the night include: Daniel O'Donnell, Margo, Nathan Carter, Cliona Hagan, Philomena Begley, Derek Ryan, Claudia Buckley, TR Dallas and Trudi Lalor.

Johnny Brady, Clodagh Lawlor, Niamh Lynne, Olivia Douglas, Chantelle Padden and the Toy Show’s Cailin Joe will also lead the stellar line up on the night.

Daniel, Cliona, Philomena, and Nathan will reveal an exciting new project exclusively on Friday night’s show, while also tipping their hats in tribute to Ireland’s king of country, Big Tom.

Characterised by Tubridy as "a huge country star of the future, if not now" is the Toy Show’s Tyrone teen Caillin Joe, who will bring a Glen Campbell classic to the audience.

Leading female artists in the industry will put their own spin on current chart-topper, Miley Cyrus’ Flowers.

The star-studded line-up will perform the songs that changed their lives including Irish originals and hits from Dolly Parton, The Bellamy Brothers and Garth Brooks.

"I quickly learned that it was a world that brought people together and while I will miss seeing everybody on an annual basis, I have made a lot of friends in the country music world, and that has been my privilege," Tubridy added.


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