Offaly duo to feature on RTÉ's live New Year's Eve countdown
Two Offaly musicians are to take part in RTÉ's special New Year's Eve programme.
The live NYE Countdown Show with presenters Kathryn Thomas and Deirdre O'Kane will feature Mundy and Tolü Makay, from Offaly.
Mundy will be joined by scientist Luke O’Neill for a performance, while the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will accompany Tolü Makay for a beautiful rendition of The Sawdoctors hit, N17.
Kathryn Thomas and Deirdre O’ Kane will front a celebration of homegrown talent from Dublin's famed Gaiety Theatre this New Year's Eve, as they're joined by some of Ireland’s most talented musicians and comedians to bid farewell to an unforgettable year and ring in a more hopeful 2021.
A musical feast is in store as Sharon Shannon and her band will be the house band in the Gaiety Theatre for the evening. Jerry Fish will bring his unique energy to the stage and Mary Coughlan will give a soulful solo performance as well as a special duet with Brian Kennedy.
Seeing Riverdance is always a spine-tingling experience for Irish people - and it won’t be any different in this show, with a very special performance for viewers at home. One of the most hopeful stories of this year has been that of 18-year-old Cuan Durkin from Dublin. UK pantomime producers saw footage of him busking on Grafton Street and offered him a dream opportunity to play Prince Charming. Cuan will celebrate the end of his memorable year by singing for his many new fans all over the country.
For the moment the clock strikes midnight, Lyra, featuring dancer Fionn McMorrow, will perform New Day at Dublin Castle.
There will also be comedy, with Waterford Whispers News bringing sketches with Aengus Mac Grianna and Pat Shortt will be joined by his daughter Faye for a special comedy sketch.
Kathryn and Deirdre will also be catching up with comedian Jason Byrne, RTÉ’s GAA correspondent Marty Morrissey, Senator Lynn Ruane, and RTÉ Radio 1 presenter Sarah McInerney. They will talk about how this year will go down in history and their wishes for 2021.
Tune in for the NYE Countdown Show which begins live at 10.45pm on Thursday, December 31 on RTE One.