Hosted by the King of country music, Daniel O’Donnell and joined by Lynette Fay. They meet & chat with the artists and Daniel joins some of the stars on stage for a wonderful night of Country Music & Craic.
Series 6 kicks off with a very special tribute show to Larry Cunningham. Philomena Begley, Hugo Duncan, Declan Nerney and Mike Denver come together on stage to celebrate Larry’s life, achievements and his contribution to Irish Country music throughout his long career, joined by members of the Cunningham Family. Patrick Connolly joins us as our Irish language musician, dueting with Declan Nerney.
In show 2, Daniel is joined by the latest Country Sensations – Ben Troy, Grainne Gavigan, Richie Remo, Shane Owens and Jordan Mogey. Grainne Gavigan joins Emma Ní Fhíoruisce for a wonderful rendition of ‘Songbird’ as Gaeilge and also entertains the audience with her solo Irish songs.
Episode 3 celebrates Mick Flavin’s 30 years in country music. He is joined by special guest Mary Duff and Caitríona Ní Cheannabháin returns to the Opry stage to duet with Mick and perform some of her favourite songs in Irish.
Una Healy (of Saturdays’ fame) gets back to her country roots performing tracks from her new country album The Waiting Game. Moya Brennan of Clannad also joins Una on stage to perform Pill a Rún ó and Una and Daniel perform a very special duet.
John McNicholl and Niamh Lynn team up for episode 5 of the series, sharing the stage they perform country classics. They are joined by special guest Ciara McCrickard for a moving performance of Óró sé do bheatha ‘bhaile.
There is also a special episode ‘Opry with the Stars’ – featuring Susan McCann, Frankie McBride, Brian Coll and the legendary Dickie Rock. The stars perform much loved country songs and Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh joins them on stage to perform in Irish.
The Opry Dhoire series ends with the Big Tom show starring the legendary Tom McBride himself. This special show will be broadcast on St. Stephen’s night – 26th December. Big Tom performs some of his greatest hits such as Gentle Mother, I love you still and Four Country Roads. Kayla McDonagh will be appearing as Big Tom’s special guest.
Each episode in the OPRY series sees the main artist perform a selection of their greatest hits, new exclusive material and some very special duets and collaborations. Each episode features an Irish-language duet with a well-known traditional singer. Daniel duets with the country artist and in an exclusive he performs some of his own best-loved hits ‘as Gaeilge’.
“It was a privilege to present the Opry Dhoire this year. We had a wonderful welcome from everybody in the Millennium Forum. I’m sure you’ll enjoy every show with singers that span the decades from the 60’s right up the present day. ” – Daniel O’Donnell
Recorded in front of a live audience, mixing profiles/archive and comments from their biggest fans, Opry Dhoire brings the essence of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry to Derry.
Opry Dhoire is produced by Big Mountain Productions for TG4 with funding from the Irish Language Broadcast Fund.
Tuesdays 9.30pm From November 7th.
Ep 1: 7/11/17 Opry Dhoire: Larry Cunningham Tribute show / I gcuimhne Larry Cunningham
Ep 2: 14/11/17 Opry Dhoire: The Latest Sensations / Na Réalta Óga
Ep 3: 21/11/17 Opry Dhoire: Mick Flavin – 30 Years / Mick Flavin – 30 bliain ag ceol
Ep 4: 28/11/17 Opry Dhoire: Una Healy
Ep 5: 5/12/17 Opry Dhoire: John McNicholl & Niamh Lynn
Ep 6: 12/12/17 Opry Dhoire: Opry with the Stars / Réalta na Showbands
Ep 7: 19/12/17 Opry Dhoire: Na Duets
Ep 8: 26/12/17 Opry Dhoire: Big Tom – A Celebration / Big Tom – 50 bliain ag ceol