Louth musicians to join Late Late send off for Ryan Tubridy

Andrea Corr and Andrew Hendy of The Mary Wallopers are joining a 'super group' of Ireland's top tranditional musicians for a special edition of the Late, Late Show in tribute to Ryan Tubridy

Margaret RoddyThe Argus

Louth musicians Andrea Corr and Andrew Hendy of The Mary Wallopers will be among a host of famous musicians coming together to give Ryan Tubridy a memorable send off after 14 years as host of the Late, Late Show.

They join John Sheahan (The Dubliners), Moya Brennan (Clannad), Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Sharon Shannon, Jim Lockhart (Horslips), Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Altan), Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames), Niamh Dunne (Beoga), Jim Higgins (The Stunning), Mike Hanrahan (Stockton’s Wing), Ciarán Owens (The Tumbling Paddies), Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (Aeons), Frankie Gavin (De Dannan), Maureen Codd (Cuckoos Nest), Shayan & Shahab Coohe (Nava), Debbie Byrne and Tara Howley for the special edition of the show.

Andrea has appeared on the Late, Late Show several times, and was praised for moving interview with Tubridy in 2019 following the publication of her book ‘Barefoot Pilgrim’ in which she wrote about the death of her parents and the pain of suffering five miscarriages. She sang with Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood in 2021 when they performed’ Blue Christmas’ and again in December 2022 when she saw "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" – both songs released in aid of Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services in Harold’s Cross, Dublin,

The Mary Wallopers, who have just announced that they are playing at Glastonbury later this summer, were a huge hit when they played on the Late, Late Show in February.

In this special edition of Ireland’s long-running chat show, Michael D Higgins has invited Tubridy to Áras an Uachtaráin for his final interview as host of the Late, Late Show.

The show will also feature children who have appeared on the Toy Show over the years as well as lots of celebrity guests.