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'Daniel O'Donnell: Back Home Again' to premiere on AETN March 16

Posted 13 Mar 2017

After a long hiatus travelling the world with his wife Majella, the quintessential Irish crooner Daniel O'Donnell makes his highly anticipated return to PBS with a new concert special. 'Daniel O'Donnell: Back Home Again' will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m.

Performing in front of a live audience at RTE Studios in Dublin, Ireland, O'Donnell takes the stage with his longtime singing partner Mary Duff, and special guest Derek Ryan, the popular Irish singer. Accompanied by the Daniel O'Donnell Band, the three perform a collection of traditional Irish tunes, inspirational ballads, timeless standards and new songs that are sure to become favorites.

O'Donnell's special guest is young Irish singer Derek Ryan. Ryan's most recent album, 'One Good Night,' topped the Irish charts. His latest concert tour sold out in venues across Ireland, and he was awarded with 'Entertainer of the Year' and 'Album of the Year' in 2015 by The Sunday World, Ireland's largest newspaper. Not only a superstar on the Emerald Isle, Ryan also has a huge fan base in the UK, where he tours frequently. In 2016, Ryan and the band played venues across Australia for their first hugely successful international tour.

'Daniel O'Donnell: Back Home Again' will repeat Sunday, March 19, at 12:30 p.m.

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