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Dec
19
2012

A feast for music fans on TG4 this Christmas

DANIEL O’DONNELL AND PHILOMENA BEGLEY MUSIC SPECIALS ON TG4

Two Irish Language Broadcast Fund special TV events celebrating the careers of two of our top performers, Daniel O’Donnell and Philomena Begley, will air on TG4 over Christmas. Daniel 30 Bliain ag Ceol airs on Christmas Day at 8pm and Opry an Iúir-Philomena airs Wednesday 26th December at 9.30pm on TG4.

Daniel O’Donnell celebrates 30 years in the music industry this year. He has sold over 10 million albums, had an album in the English charts for 24 consecutive weeks and sold out venues in Ireland and around the globe. Throughout his career, Daniel performed with some of country music’s biggest stars, including Sir Cliff Richard, Charley Pride and Loretta Lynn. 

Daniel 30 Bliain ag Ceol is a dazzling TV special where Daniel brings his energy to the stage in Derry’s Millennium Forum for a night of music that spans three decades of hits. This one-off music performance sees Daniel perform the songs he has become known for. Guest appearances include Mary Duff, Marc Roberts, Lisa McHugh and Michael English.

Philomena Begley, a native of County Tyrone, has been entertaining fans at home and abroad for over 50 years. Originally performing with the Old Cross Ceilí Band, she has enjoyed immense success in Ireland as a solo artist and has performed regularly at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Opry an Iúir - Philomena brings a touch of the Grand Ole Opry to Newry Town Hall as Philomena sings some of the hits that have made her an enduring popular star on the country circuit for over five decades. She is joined onstage by Brian Coll, Ray Lynam and Daniel O’Donnell.

Produced by Big Mountain Productions, each TV special is presented by county music fans Marc Roberts and Lynette Fay.

Daniel 30 Bliain ag Ceol, Christmas Day at 8pm on TG4 and repeated on 1st January at 5.30pm

Opry an Iúir – Philomena, Wednesday 26th December at 9.30pm on TG4

 

Dhá chlár ceoil speisialta le Daniel O’Donnell & Philomena Begley ar TG4

Craolfar dhá chlár speisialta de chuid an Chiste Craoltóireachta Gaeilge ar TG4 le linn na Nollag, ina ndéanfar ceiliúradh ar bheirt de na ceoltóirí is aitheanta sa tír, Daniel O’Donnell & Philomena Begley. Craolfar Daniel, 30 Bliain ag Ceol Lá Nollag ar a 8 i.n. agus Opry an Iúir – Philomena ar an Chéadaoin, 26iú Nollaig ag 9.30 i.n.

Tá Daniel ag ceiliúradh 30 bliain san earnáil ceoil i mbliana. Tá 10 milliún albam díolta aige, bhí albaim i gcairt ceoil na Breataine aige ar feadh 24 seachtain i ndiaidh a chéile agus tá ceolchoirmeacha s’aige díolta amach in Éirinn agus ar fud an domhain. Tá sé théis a bheith ag ceol le cuid de na hainmneacha is mó i gceol tíre, ina measc Sir Cliff Richard, Charley Pride agus Loretta Lynn.

Tugann Daniel a fhuinneamh chun an stáitse i bhfóram na Mílaoise i nDoire le haghaidh Daniel, 30 Bliain ag Ceol. Cloisfear na hamhráin is mó a bhfuil Daniel aitheanta leo sa chlár speisialta seo agus beidh Mary Duff, Marc Roberts, Lisa McHugh agus Michael English i measc na n-aíonna.

Tá Philomena Begley, arbh as Tír Eoghain ó dhúchas di, ag cur siamsaíochta ar fáil dá lucht leanúna sa bhaile agus i gcéin le breis is 50 bliain. Mar bhall den Old Cross Céilí Band agus ansin mar amhránaí aonair d’éirigh thar barr léi mar cheoltóir agus is minic di ar an ardán ag an Grand Ole Opry i Nashville.

Tugann Opry an Iúir – Philomena an Grand Ole Opry go Halla Bhaile an Iúir agus í ag ceol na n-amhrán is aitheanta léi. Beidh Brian Coll, Ray Lynam agus Daniel O’Donnell i measc na n-aíonna a bhéas ag ceol léi.

Léirithe ag Big Mountain Productions, is iad Marc Roberts agus Lynette Fay na láithreoirí ar an dá chlár.

Daniel, 30 Bliain ag Ceol, Lá Nollag ar a 8 i.n. agus athchraolta ar an 1iú Eanáir ag 5.30 i.n. ar TG4.

Opry an Iúir – Philomena, Céadaoin 26iú Nollaig ag 9.30 i.n. ar TG4.

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