Legendary musician John Sheahan leads a Late Late Show line up including champion jockey Pat Smullen and three of Ireland's leading crime fiction writers.
With more than a half-century of performing experience under his belt, John Sheahan is one of Ireland’s most recognisable and most loved folk musicians.
To celebrate his 80th birthday, John will join host Ryan Tubridy and some familiar faces for chats and tunes, including Declan O’Rourke, Damien Dempsey, Ralph McTell and Phelim Drew.
Nine-time Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March of last year and, following medical advice, announced his retirement earlier this month.
Pat joins Ryan to discuss how it felt to come to that decision, and what the future holds.
Three of the leading lights of the Irish crime fiction scene – internationally successful authors Liz Nugent, Jo Spain and Patricia Gibney – will join Ryan to discuss how they started writing, the secrets to their success and why people are so fascinated with the world of crime.
Viewers will also find out whether the budding restorers taking part in this year’s Late Late Show Antiques Challenge were successful in their efforts to restore and revive, and music will be from Soda Blonde, a new band from four of the five members of Little Green Cars.
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It’s with a hugely heavy heart that I say goodbye to my journey with Little Green Cars. It’s taken us so many incredible places, from our bedrooms to traveling the world numerous times. It was an honour to write and play music, and to grow along side the finest and most talented men I have ever known. I want to say a huge thank you from the deepest parts of me to everyone who supported us, our fans. Without whom I wouldn’t have the life I live. I will be continuing to make music for as long as possible, it’s all I know and all I will ever want to know. You can catch our final performance tonight at 11.30pm on RTÉ 2. With continuing love, Faye x