first_imgDaniel O’Donnell may be working on his dancing steps but he is once again back as Master of Ceremonies for the biggest country music show on TV, Opry an Iúir.Daniel on stageFilmed in front of a live audience Daniel hosts a country music star each week who will play their greatest hits. Opry an Iúir will air on Wednesday evenings at 10.30pm on TG4 from October 7th.For the first time ever Daniel will also perform some of his best known hits in Irish! Don’t miss his versions of Tar ag Damhsa Liom (I just want to dance with you) and Bhfuil aon Sólás í nDán dom Níos Mó (My shoes keep walking back to you). Even while he was on holidays in Tenerife he was listening and practicing his songs in Irish. Daniel was itching to get back on the Opry stage, and make this, his best series yet!Speaking about the series, Daniel says “I really enjoyed presenting Opry an Iúir again this year. The guests were all fantastic. I got to sing a few songs in Irish. A first for me! It’s so good to have a show like this to showcase some of our great country stars.”This season features country stars Dominic Kirwan, Charlie Landsborough, Mike Denver, Louise Morrissey, Jim Devine and Johnny Brady. In these unique performances Daniel will join each artist on stage for a chat and a special duet performance.Each country star then also appears with an Irish traditional artist to perform a duet in Irish. Some of the Irish artists include Seamus Begley and Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill. BBC Northern Ireland’s Lynette Fay brings us backstage to profile the stars in specially filmed pieces at their homes, studios and places with meaning for them. Lynette will also meet fans on the night of the performances, with a profile of each stars biggest fan.Opry an Iúir brings the essence of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry to Newry’s Town Hall, a very unique venue dating from the 1800’s. Opry an Iúir is made with funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund.Opry an Iúir will air on Wednesdays at 10.30pm on TG4 starting 7th October for six weeks with a special show on December 23rd for Christmas where Daniel will celebrate Brendan Shine’s 50 years in music.The series will air in January 2016 on BBC Northern Ireland.Oct 7th @ 22.30 Ep 1 – Louise Morrissey – Irish guest singer – Seamus BegleyDaniel & Louise Duet: Til a tear becomes a roseDaniel Irish song: Bhfuil aon solás í ndán dom níos mó (My shoes keep walking back to you) Oct 14th @ 22.30 Ep 2 – Mike Denver – Irish guest singer – Siobhán Ní MhaoileoinDaniel & Mike Duet: Bye Bye LoveDaniel Irish Song: Tar ag damhsa liom (I just want to dance with you)Oct 21st @ 22.30 Ep 3 – Johnny Brady – Irish guest singer – Pauline ScanlonDaniel & Johnny Duet: On the wings of a doveDaniel Irish Song: Tabhair aire mhaith dí (Take good care of her)Oct 28th @ 22.30 Ep 4 – Charlie Landsborough – Irish guest singer – Mairéad Ní MhaonaighDaniel & Charlie Duet: My forever friendDaniel Irish Song: Coiscéim (Footsteps)Nov 4th @ 22.30 Ep 5 – Dominic Kirwan – Irish guest singer – Seán Mac CorraidhDaniel & Dominic Duet: Oh lonesome meDaniel Irish Song: Bí ar lámh liom (Stand beside me) Nov 11th @ 22.30 Ep 6 – Jim Devine – Irish guest singer – Maighread Ní DhomhnaillDaniel & Jim Duet: Destination DonegalDaniel Irish Song: Tá ar mbaile lán go doras le grá (Our house is a home)Dec 23rd @ 22.30 Ep 7** – Brendan Shine – Irish guest singer – Treasa Ní CheannabháinDaniel & Brendan Duet: Rock ‘n’ roll kidsDaniel Irish Song: Is tú croí lár mo shaol (I need you)DANIEL GOES BACK TO HIS ROOTS WITH HIS OWN TV SHOW was last modified: October 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daniel o’donnellTV showlast_img

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