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Daniel O'Donnell is back to his roots with his country music show, 'Opry an Iúir'

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Published 01/10/2015 | 12:57

Daniel O'Donnell
Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O’Donnell may be working on his dancing steps but he is back as Master of Ceremonies for the biggest country music show on TV, Opry an Iúir.

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Filmed in front of a live audience, Daniel hosts a country music star each week who will play their greatest hits.

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, as he was itching to get back on the Opry stage, and make this, his best series yet.

Daniel O'Donnell
Daniel O'Donnell

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.

Daniel and Majella O'Donnell taking a selfie in Killarney National Park during filming for Daniel and Majella's B&B Road Trip
Daniel and Majella O'Donnell taking a selfie in Killarney National Park during filming for Daniel and Majella's B&B Road Trip

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.

Pictured are Daniel and Majella O’Donnell at Willow House B&B, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
Pictured are Daniel and Majella O’Donnell at Willow House B&B, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

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.

Daniel O'Donnell performing at the concert in Dungloe. (North West Newspix)
Daniel O'Donnell performing at the concert in Dungloe. (North West Newspix)

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