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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 played Tarlach in the TG4 drama “Fir Bolg”, and was  special guest in this year’s  New Year’s  Mrs Brown’s Boys show on BBC. Following on from his sold out “Celebrating Christie Hennessy”  show over the last 2 years, has just finished a nationwide concert tour of his new musical show “An Evening with Aonghus McAnally”.

 

 

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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