Gay Byrne: For One Night Only (RTÉ)
As most of you already know, the lads will appear on TV on 25 December 2011 on "For One Night Only" with host Gay Byrne. The offical blurb says "On the eve of their 50th anniversary The Dubliners join Gay Byrne For One Night Only to celebrate the 50 years of the Dubliners, with guest performances from some of the cream of the Irish music scene including Declan O'Rourke, Sharon Shannon, Shane MacGowan, Mary Couglan and Liam Ó'Maonlai", and that's all you need to know - it's the Dubs! The night was taped ahead, and we can supply you with a quick four-pic sneak preview:
The upper half of the first twin-photograph shows Carol, Jimmy Keaveny and Patsy; Jimmy, I'm just mentioning this here for anyone not from Ireland, is Dublin's greatest footballer ever, and a longtime friend of Patsy. The lower half has Carol, Gay Byrne, Lorraine and Patsy.
The second photograph gives you an impression how lively (and crowded) it became on stage during the taping. Among the many guests, there is Sean Keane from The Chieftains standing behind Barney and Gerry O'Connor standing behind Patsy on the upper pic, while we have Shane MacGowan on the lower pic as well as Sharon Shannon (the lady in red).
That said, don't forget to tune on 25 December!
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