Star-studded event to showcase local talent
Published 10/04/2014 | 02:30
He has been tasked with organising a special segment of the 'Ceiliuradh' concert for President Higgins and his wife Sabina.
"We felt it was really important that as well as having the high-profile Irish celebrities performing that we would also have a choir from the Irish community in London," explained Mr Dunne.
"So over the last three weeks we have assembled 71 people ranging from eight to 88 years old.
"It is a really beautiful project."
He believes that this special performance from the Irish community is a special display of "unity" among the Irish emigrants in London.
He said that this week has been a very special week for Irish emigrants in the city, and that there is an "amazing buzz in the community at the moment, in and around the visit".
"I think President Higgins is a great ambassador for Ireland and the Irish language. It's a very moving time for the Irish in Britain," the father-of-one added.