Chart-topping singer Una Healy has stated she is “so excited” that she can be co-hosting a brand new weekend present on RTÉ.
he former ‘Saturdays’ singer (39) has simply landed her greatest TV gig so far as she joins singer/songwriter Loah for a prime-time Saturday evening present on RTÉ One ‘The Coronary heart of Saturday Evening.’
Filmed within the Spherical Room of Dublin’s Mansion Home, the present will function performances from the most effective in Irish music and run for a complete of six weeks over the summer season months.
Writing on her Instagram this morning, Una stated: “We’ve got some unbelievable expertise and may’t await you all to look at, tune in from July 24.”
Produced by South Wind Blows, the present guarantees viewers some rousing musical
periods that includes many artists who haven’t carried out on a stage because the begin of the pandemic.
Performers will embody Irish Girls in Concord, Mick Flannery, The Noticed Docs,
Niamh Regan, Soda Blonde and Rhiannon Giddens. The present will function a
wide selection of genres from pop, people, rock, classical and conventional.
Every episode may even pay tribute to a late Irish performer resembling Phil Lynott, Dolores O’Riordan, Shay Healy, Ronnie Drew and John Prine.
“I used to be so excited to be requested to co-host The Coronary heart of Saturday Evening and attending to do it alongside the incredibly-talented Loah was a pleasure,” stated Una.
“We had such a superb time filming and it’s an expertise I’ll always remember. I am unable to wait for everybody to see it.”
Singer/songwriter Loah, aka Sallay Garnett, stated that fronting the brand new Saturday evening present is a “musical dream come true.”
“Co-presenting with Una has been an amazing pleasure and it’s been fantastic to listen to and
chat to all of the unbelievable musicians all through the sequence,” she stated.
“I’m honoured to be a part of the present and sit up for sharing our pleasure with the viewers.”
The 2 presenters will every duet with a musical visitor as a part of the present. Una Healy will sing with Derek Ryan and Loah will sing with Gavin James for one-off performances.
RTÉ Head of Leisure John McHugh stated the present will present a “feast of music for viewers.”
“Following what has been a really tough time for musicians and crews within the Irish music business, it is going to be fantastic to see a few of Eire’s biggest performers on stage once more,” he stated.
‘The Coronary heart of Saturday Evening’ will air on RTÉ One at 9.30pm from July 24