The two Daniels . . . Daniel O'Donnell and Roly Daniels who will launch the new series of Opry le Daniel
The long-awaited 2019 series of Opry le Daniel, recorded at Millennium Forum, Derry and hosted by our own Daniel O’Donnell will air its ninth series on TG4 on Tuesday next, November 5 at 9.30pm.
This most popular long-running series of country music concerts which comprises the best of Irish and American artists ‘tunes in’ with one of the most popular and best-loved entertainer ever to grace the dance halls and cabaret venues of Ireland, the Voice of Romance, Roly Daniels.
Making his first ever appearance on Opry le Daniel, Roly is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from Irish World newspapers, has recorded such hits as "Hello Darling", the "Fighting Side Of Me", "Sunny Tennessee", "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "Mr. Jones".
Having initially performed with the Memphis and Nevada Showbands in Ireland, Daniels remains one of the top international country and western music performers in Nashville, Tennessee and, on returning to Derry, the ‘City of Music’, looked forward to this night of nostalgia and hoped to see all those who followed him during the dancehall days from The Lilac, Carndonagh, The Fiesta, Letterkenny, The Stardust, Derry, The Golden Slipper, Magilligan, Borderland, Muff and many other venues in the north west and Donegal, and also to welcome his new-found generation of country music followers.
Regular followers of Opry le Daniel will have much to look forward to in this series with the appearances of Jimmy & Claudia Buckley, Louise Morrissey, Paddy O'Brien, Frank McCaffrey, Mary Duff, Cliona Hagan, Patrick Feeney, Michael English and Chloë Agnew.
Special edition concerts include Nashville Country with a special guest appearance of Ashley Campbell, daughter of the late, great Glen Campbell accompanied by stars of the Nashville stage and recording studios Max T Barnes, Catherine McGrath and ’I Draw Slow’.
One of the most popular concerts on ‘Opry’ is the ‘Showband Show’ and this year is no exception with the biggest and best performers of that era including Dickie Rock, Red Hurley, Gina, the irrepressible Paddy Cole and not forgetting this year’s Christmas Eve special with the Queen of Irish Country Music, Margo, celebrating her 55 years in entertainment.
So, pencil the date into your diary - Opry le Daniel, TG4, Tuesday, November 5 at 9.30pm.
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