Staying In Tomorrow?


John Sheahan

On The Late Late Show...

Sara Whiteacre writes:

With more than a half-century of performing experience under his belt, John Sheahan is one of Ireland’s most recognisable and most loved folk musicians.

To celebrate his 80th birthday, John will join host Ryan Tubridy and some familiar faces for chats and tunes, including Declan O’Rourke, Damien Dempsey, Ralph McTell, Phelim Drew, as well as Steve Wickham, Zoe Conway, Máire Breatnach and Colm Mac Con Iomaire.

Nine-time Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March of last year and, following medical advice, announced his retirement earlier this month. Pat joins Ryan to discuss how it felt to come to that decision, and what the future holds.

Three of the leading lights of the Irish crime fiction scene – internationally successful authors Liz Nugent, Jo Spain and Patricia Gibney – will join Ryan to discuss how they started writing, the secrets to their success and why people are so fascinated with the world of crime.

Over the years, Anne Randolph has been a constant support for her goalkeeper son Darren, who plays for both Middlesbrough and Ireland, but now she’s stepping in to the limelight to pursue a career as a singer.

…music will be from Soda Blonde, a new band from four of the five members of Little Green Cars.

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One at 9.35pm.


8 thoughts on “Staying In Tomorrow?

  1. Bertie Blenkinsop

    You wouldn’t want to be the fifth former member of Walking on Cars right now….

  2. Liam Deliverance

    Some excellent musicians there, I will endure the Tubridy for half hour maybe, might get lucky

  3. gringo

    John Sheahan , after 50 years of scratching his auld fiddle, is still only a very mediocre musician.Goes down well with the Temple Bar oirish music lovers though.

    1. Paulus

      There are teenage and 20’s trad musicians today playing on the streets at the fringes of Fleadhs and festivals who would wipe the floor with Sheahan’s generation…well most of them.
      The old guard were just lucky to get in the game before the overall standard shot up.
      There used to be a whole clique (pluck?) of them who sailed along on pure neck and selling the craic.

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