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Una Healy and Loah to present a new musical series on RTÉ

A new musical series showcasing the cream of Irish talent will launch on RTÉ One later this month.

Una Healy and Loah are set to host a new series on RTÉ One this summer, called “The Heart of Saturday Night”.

For six weeks, the presenters will provide a feast of new, well-known Irish talent, who will present musical sessions in the vicinity of The Round Room at Mansion House.

Many performers have not set foot on stage since the start of the pandemic, which will make the series all the more special for them and for viewers. Starring James Vincent McMorrow, Bell X1, Imelda May, Lyra, Gavin James, Saint Sister, Damien Dempsey, Villagers, Kodaline, Irish Women in Harmony, Mick Flannery, The Saw Doctors, Declan O’Rourke, Tolü Makay, Soda Blonde, Niamh Regan and Rhiannon Giddens.

The Saturdays’ Una Healy will be joined by afro-soul artist Loah for the new summer musical show, which will take place on Saturday evening. Each of the presenters will duet with a musical guest during the series, with Una Healy performing with Derek Ryan and Loah with Gavin James.

Una Healy said of the new production: “I was so excited to be invited to co-host ‘The Heart of Saturday Night’ and to do so alongside the incredibly talented Loah was a joy. Had an amazing time filming and it was an experience I will never forget. I can’t wait for everyone to see it. “

While Loah said: “‘The Heart of Saturday Night’ is a musical dream come true. Co-presenting with Una has been a great pleasure and it was wonderful to hear and chat with all the amazing musicians throughout. the show. I’m honored to be a part of the show and we can’t wait to share our joy with the audience! “

RTÉ also promised that in addition to performances from top Irish talent, there would be a celebration of a national treasure that is no longer with us. There will be tributes in honor of Phil Lynott, Dolores O’Riordan, Shay Healy, Ronnie Drew and John Prine.

‘The Heart of Saturday Night’ begins Saturday, July 24 and will air on RTÉ One for six weeks.