Soilse set for Late Late Toy Show

November 26, 2018

Local traditional group Soilse will feature on thousands of television screens across the country this Friday night as viewers tune into RTÉ for its annual broadcast of the Late Late Toy Show.

Having successfully auditioned to appear on the show, which is traditionally the most-watched programme of the year on RTÉ, the five-piece group, made up of sisters Clare [banjo and whistle], Ellen [bodhran] and Dearbhla [vocals, guitar, whistle and accordion] Casey, Aodh Murphy [fiddle], Eoghan Murphy [guitar] and Jude Quigg [accordion] are relishing the opportunity to perform to a global audience, as the programme is viewed in more than 100 countries worldwide. 

The youngsters are all members of the Ring of Gullion Comhaltas and the Traditional Arts Partnership (TAP), Mullaghbawn. 

The group will be joined by another local up and coming band who successfully made it onto this year’s show.  Newry four-piece rock band, The Jammy Dodgers, made up of Donal McEvoy (12) on guitar and vocals, 11 year old Luke Morgan on guitar, Dermot Og Winters (13) on drums and Rudi Fallone (12) on bass have come back with a bang after failing to secure a slot with their audition last year.  The group of talented musicians will take to the Dublin stage on Friday night to perform their version of the George Ezra hit ‘Shotgun’.

The Late Late Toy Show broadcasts this Friday 30th November on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.