Mary Byrne and Westlife to sing for Queen on state visit

Mary Byrne, Westlife and The Chieftains will all take part in a concert to mark Quenn Elizabeth II's visit to Ireland this monith.

The show at the Convention Centre in Dublin's Docklands will be compered by Gay Byrne on Thursday, May 19.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will both attend the event.

Ambassador Julian King said: "The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, together with President McAleese and two thousand invited guests from across Ireland, will experience the best of Irish music, dance, theatre and fashion in a unique event to mark the visit."

Mary Byrne added: "What an honour it is to be asked to sing in front of The Queen. I am so excited, and a little nervous to be honest! This is a dream come true, to be able to perform for somebody I have respected and admired for so long. I am thrilled."

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