Dolly Parton to star in Late Late Show country music Christmas special

Dolly Parton To Star In Late Late Show Country Music Christmas Special
The biggest stars of the Irish country music scene will also make an appearance. Photo: PA Archive/PA Images.
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By Digital Desk Staff

Dolly Parton, the “First Lady” of country music, is set to star in Friday night’s country music Christmas special on The Late Late Show.

The biggest stars of the Irish country music scene will also make an appearance, including Daniel O’Donnell, Nathan Carter, Philomena Begley and Cliona Hagan.

The Christmas special promises to bring Irish country music fans who have been missing live performances “an evening of toe stomping music and chat”.

Dolly Parton will be speaking about the profound influence of her parents on her music, and the highs and lows of her career.

The star will also discuss writing classics including I Will Always Love You and her enduring friendship with Irish country star Margo.

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Margo will be in studio, along with her brother Daniel O'Donnell, to perform and chat with host Ryan Tubridy.


Singers Una Healy, Cliona Hagan and Claudia Buckley will also come together with a special tribute performance of a number of Ms Parton's greatest hits.

Philomena Begley, the “queen” of Irish country music, will also make an appearance, while Nathan Carter and The Three Amigos will are among the performers on the evening.

There will also be music from Trudi Lalor, Barry Kirwan, and Mike Denver.

The special will kick off tomorrow evening, December 11th, at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

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