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Bernard Butler and Jessie Buckley

On the final Late Late Show of the season…

…Linda Pototzki writes:

Kerry woman Jessie Buckley adds another string to her bow making a critically acclaimed album with renowned singer-songwriter and record producer Bernard Butler… They will join Ryan to chat about how their love of the Kerry landscape brought them together and inspired their collaboration.

Dublin singer-songwriting sensation Dermot Kennedy, home in Ireland during his on-going world tour will join forces with RTÉ Concert Orchestra to perform his new chart-topping single ‘Something to Someone’.

Mario Rosenstock will channel his inner Christy Moore with a song to celebrate 60 years of The Late Late Show.

Ireland’s latest boxing world champions Amy Broadhurst and Lisa O’Rourke will be bringing in their gold medals and chatting to Ryan about their incredible achievements.

If that’s not enough, Miriam Mullins, Racheal Diyaolu, Catherine Corless, Rosanna Davison, Charlie Bird and Claire Bird will also be on the show.

Some of our favourite musicians will join us to share their memories of appearing on the show over the years. We’ll hear from Clannad’s Moya Brennan, Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Christy Dignam and Billy McGuinness from Aslan, as well as Shobsy and Lyra. There may even be a special performance!

Plus, to wrap up the season (and another decade), there will be special 60th birthday Late Late Show wishes on the night from past guests including Peter Kay, Imelda May, Cliff Richard, Michael Parkinson, Adam King, Conan O’Brien, Michael Flatley and Chris Hadfield.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One tomorrow at 9:35pm.

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President Michael D Higgins

On The Late Late Show

…Linda Pototzki writes:

President Michael D Higgins will be live in-studio to speak with Ryan about his passion project, his Machnamh 100 series of seminars on the War of Independence and Civil War, his decade as president of Ireland and his love of football.

We mark one hundred years of Irish football with some of the greatest players to have worn the green jersey. Paul McGrath, Niall Quinn, David O’Leary, Packie Bonner and Shay Given will share their memories of the glory days of Irish football.

Also joining the show will be current internationals Gavin Bazunu, Dara O’Shea, Jessie Stapleton and Chloe Mustaki and managers Vera Pauw and Stephen Kenny. John Charlton will also be joining us to pay tribute to his father, the late, great Jack Charlton.

Plus, we will have music from singer-songwriter David Gray who will perform ‘This Year’s Love’ and Dan McCabe will sing ‘Fields of Athenry’.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One tomorrow at 9:35pm.


Alison Oliver in Conversations with Friends

On The Late Late Show

…Maureen Catterson writes:

As they prepare for the launch of the eagerly awaited new drama Conversations with Friends, Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson and the show’s Cork-born star Alison Oliver will join Ryan to chat about bringing Sally Rooney’s novel to life on the small screen.

Joining us on the show is a special musical treat from three men who share the same birthday John Sheahan, Paul Brady & Mundy will be playing some of their biggest hits & sharing some stories along the way.

Westlife’s Mark Feehily will join Ryan this Friday to talk about how fatherhood has changed his life, why doing The Masked Singer had a profound effect on him, and his excitement at getting back on stage with Westlife this summer. He’ll also be performing two special songs.

Plus, we will have a very special performance from composer Ruth Anne Cunningham and some of The Late Late Toy Showkids including Saoirse Ruane as they get ready to make a very special announcement that has been in the works for quite some time.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One tomorrow at 9:35pm.

Pic: Hula

Kay Burley

On The Late Late Show

…Linda Pototzki writes:

We will have a special performance and chat with music stars Sharon Shannon, Liam Ó Maonlaí and Fiachna Ó Braonáin from Hothouse Flowers, Lucia Evans and Steve Wickham, as they join together for a new charity album ‘Songs for Rosabel’.

Sky News’s Kay Burley has witnessed some of the most momentous moments in recent history. She’ll join Ryan to chat…

,,,Former Irish Special Forces Deputy Commander and Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week leader Ray Goggins will discuss how to deal with a crisis and how the military mindset can be channelled into tackling any situation.

Powered by RTÉ, Junk Kouture, is back for its 12th year. Some of the finalists will be on the show to demonstrate their amazing creations where they turn everyday junk into Kouture.

Plus, ahead of their hugely anticipated album ‘Sometimes We See More In The Dark’, Mullingar rock band The Blizzards are back on the show and will perform ‘Friction Burns’.

The Late Late Show tomorrow on  RTÉ One at 9:35pm

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Cecilia Ahern

On The Late Late Show…

…Linda Pototzki writes:

One of Gaelic Football’s greatest ever managers, Jim Gavin is now leading a very different challenge, chairing an upcoming Citizens’ Assembly on a directly elected mayor of Dublin… He’ll join Ryan to speak about his role and much more…

Author Cecelia Ahern will speak with Ryan about her TV adaptation of Roar, her book of short stories, produced and starring Nicole Kidman…

…As she prepares to fly to Italy to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest, Brooke Scullion will be in studio to perform her dancefloor anthem That’s Rich.

…Brooke will tell Ryan how she is feeling about her upcoming performance at the Eurovision Semi-Final in Turin on May 12

Plus, we will have music from the energetic Irish alt-folk group Moxie, who will perform The Place Above.

The Late Late Show tomorrow on RTÉ One at 9:35pm.


DJ Annie Mac

On The Late Late Show

…Linda Pototzki writes:

Cork men, Timmy Long and James Leonard, otherwise known as The Two Norries will join Ryan and will share their personal stories of addiction and recovery, and what inspired them to start a podcast together.

DJ and former top BBC Radio host Annie Macmanus aka Annie Mac will talk about bringing clubbing back to life after two years of empty dancefloors…

…Ahead of her support slot with her mentor Ed Sheeran in Croke Park this weekend, new pop hopeful Maisie Peters performs her single ‘Psycho’ live in studio…

…Westmeath comedian Alison Spittle will be live in studio with Ryan to talk about the very unexpected inspiration behind her new show,…

Queen of ventriloquism Nina Conti will surprise members of The Late Late Show audience with her hilarious match-making skills….

Plus, Ryan will be joined by the cast of the musical Girl from the North Country, based on the music of Bob Dylan, who are also in studio for a live performance of a Dylan classic. The hit Broadway musical by Conor McPherson comes to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre this June.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One tomorrow at 9:35pm.


Dara Ó Briain

On The Late Late Show

…Linda Pototzki writes:

One of Ireland’s most popular comedians Dara Ó Briain will drop in this week to talk about his current comedy tour ‘So…Where Were We?’ and the joy of being back on stage after two years of pacing the house…

Marty Morrissey
will join Ryan to discuss why this year is a major experiment for the GAA and he’ll also be thanking the clubs and counties around the country for their overwhelming support following the passing of his late mother Peggy…

And Ryan will be chatting to three Irish CODAs – Declan Buckley, Amanda Coogan and Shane O’Reilly – about the very positive impact growing up the children of deaf adults have had on their lives.

Having shot to Late Late Toy Show fame in 2012, then going on later to star in Sing Street and featuring in the Best film Oscar-winning film CODA, 22-year-old Ferdia Walsh-Peelo will chat to Ryan about his stellar career and what is next on the horizon for the Wicklow-native.

….Ferdia will also perform on the show with his new band ‘The Fynches‘ live…

The Late Late Show tomorrow on RTÉ One at 9:35pm.


Michael Bublé at Croke Park in 2018

On The Late Late Show

…Linda Pototzki writes:

With 75 million album sales under his belt, the inimitable Michael Bublé will perform new music live in studio….

…Star of Derry Girls Siobhán McSweeney will be on the show to chat about going home to Cork to film her new television series…

…Ahead of making his ascent to Croagh Patrick, Irish boxing legend Barry McGuigan will discuss dedicating his climb to, not only Charlie Bird and Vicky Phelan, but also his beloved late daughter, Nika.

Charlie Bird’s Late Late Show appearance last December captured the hearts of the nation as he bravely spoke of his Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis, as well as his goals to climb Croagh Patrick and raise vital funds for Motor Neurone Disease and Pieta House.

As preparations get underway on the eve of the Climb with Charlie event, we will go live to Westport to check in on Charlie, his family, supporters, and friends including Daniel O’Donnell, Dermot Bannon, Roz Purcell, Matt Molloy, George Lee, Joanna Donnelly, and many more…

…Plus, Michael English will perform a song written exclusively to support the Climb with Charlie.

The Late Late Show tomorrow on RTÉ One at 9:35pm



Mick McCarthy in 2001

On The Late Late Show...

…Linda Pototzki writes:

Former Republic of Ireland captain and manager, Mick McCarthy joins us in aid of Daffodil Day…Ireland and Leinster pro, Andrew Porter will shave his head live to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society…

With his very own show on Golf Channel on NBC, impressionist and comedian Conor Moore will be on with his hilarious take on an array of famous Irish characters…

Ireland’s favourite master of magic and mentalist Keith Barry will dazzle and amaze with some illusions and hypnotic experiences…

Ballinteer native, Andrew Fitzsimons, is back launching his own independent haircare range…

Ryan will meet Amy Dunne who, when she was just 17 years old,  found herself going to court to demand the right to travel to the UK for a termination after her baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality.

Plus, Ireland’s newest folk band formed through a nationwide search of over 1,000 musicians, Ceol will drop by  for a special performance.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One tomorrow at 9:35pm.