Monday, December 9

Killian Donnelly, Shane Filan and the Commitments in Tribute to Roddy Doyle

This week's Friday Night is Music Night celebrates the work of Roddy Doyle with music from The Commitments, Irish folk and film and classical music.  Tom Ward, Ronan Raftery and Gavin Drea from the Radio 4 plays will recreate scenes from The Commitments.

Among those taking part are  Shane Filan from WestlifeMeav (formerly of the multi million selling Celtic Woman),  Killian Donnelly lead singer of the West End production of The Commitments the up and coming rock band The Riptide Movement (who played The Commitments band in the new Radio 4 adaptation) and presenter Dervla Kirwan. They will be accompanied by the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe

The concert will be aired on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 13th December at 8:00pm. Roddy Doyle be guest of honour talking about his life and work during the interval.

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