Host - Aonghus McAnally

Aonghus McAnally, one of Ireland’s best known television and radio presenters, has been a professional musician and singer since his late teens.  A son of Bafta award winning actor Ray McAnally and actress Ronnie Masterson, it was no surprise that he chose a life in show business. From Wanderly Wagon,  Anything Goes and the Lyrics Board on television, to Late Date, The Mooney Show and Liveline on radio, he has been involved in almost every show on RTE over the years. He recently completed his hugely popular “Celebrating Christie Hennessy” 26 date sold out tour culminating in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. 



Conductor - David Brophy

David Brophy was born in Dublin and is a graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin. Following further studies in Ireland, England and Holland, he was appointed Apprentice Conductor with Chamber Choir Ireland and subsequently became the first appointee as Assistant Conductor with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. A former Principal Conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, David now enjoys a close relationship with both RTÉ orchestras in addition to regular appearances as guest conductor with the Ulster Orchestra. His career has seen him conduct throughout Europe, Africa, the United States, Canada and China.

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