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The Late Late Tribute Shows

The Late Late Tribute Shows
Ronnie Drew (centre) perform in their own 1987 tribute.
Genre Talk show
Presented by Ryan Tubridy
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Dublin, Ireland
Broadcast
Original channel RTÉ One
Chronology
Related shows The Late Late Show
External links
Website

The Late Late Tribute Shows are a series of special editions of the world's longest-running[1][2][3][4][5] chat show, The Late Late Show broadcast on RTÉ One in Ireland each Friday evening. Over decades the shows has featured a broad range of well-known public figures including Micheál Mac Liammóir, Joe Dolan, Maureen Potter, Michael O'Hehir, Brian Lenihan, Jimmy Magee, Christy Moore, Mike Murphy and Paul McGrath. In 1999, there was a special programme marking six months since the Omagh bombing and there was also a special show in the wake of 9/11.[6] There were also tribute shows celebrating Irish music and a Late Late Show special devoted to Irish comedians. Individual bands and musicians to have been given a tribute show include The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, The Chieftains, The Dubliners,[7] U2, Westlife[8] and, most recently, Ronnie Drew himself.[9]

The Tribute Shows, along with the Toy Show, tends to be one of the few editions of The Late Late Show to require advance preparation before the week of broadcast.[10]

Tribute list

Below is a list of The Late Late Tribute Shows.

Date Tribute Guests
16 March 1968 The London Irish Eamonn Andrews
1 November 1969 Micheál Mac Liammóir Maureen Potter, Hilton Edwards
1975 Michael O'Hehir
28 April 1984 The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem1 Ronnie Drew, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Seán Cannon & Paddy Reilly
1987 The Dubliners1 Luke Kelly (video clip), Ciarán Bourke, Eamonn Campbell, The Fureys & Davey Arthur, Charles Haughey, Jim McCann, Christy Moore, The Pogues, Stockton's Wing, U2
1989 Jimmy Magee
1993 Sharon Shannon
1994 Christy Moore
1999 Omagh U2, The Corrs, Bob Geldof, Irish President Mary McAleese
19 May 2000 Mike Murphy Gay Byrne, Joe Duffy
12 December 2007 Westlife Bertie Ahern
22 February 2008 Ronnie Drew U2, Andrea Corr, The Dubliners, Sinéad O'Connor, Kíla
19 December 2008 Boyzone Louis Walsh
27 December 2008 Joe Dolan Johnny Logan, Dustin the Turkey, Niamh Kavanagh, Paul Brady, Shane MacGowan (performers); Ben Dolan, Larry Gogan, Sam Smyth (contributors)
9 January 2009 The Gaelic Athletic Association[11] The Saw Doctors and the Artane Boys Band (performing "N17"), Bertie Ahern and Eamon Dunphy, Oliver Callan, Pat Spillane, Eileen Dunne and Brush Shiels, Tommy Fleming
5 November 2010 Johnny Giles Nobby Stiles, Norman Hunter, Ray Houghton, Paul McGrath, Ronnie Whelan, Eamon Dunphy, Liam Brady, Bill O'Herlihy
18 November 2011 Brendan Grace Red Hurley, Dickie Rock, Michael Flatley, Burt Reynolds
9 December 2011 Daniel O'Donnell Pat Shortt, Jason Byrne, Sinitta, Aled Jones, Rebecca Ferguson
1 June 2012 The Late Late Show Gay Byrne, Pat Kenny, Liam Neeson, Bono, Patrick Kielty, Pat Shortt, Twink, Sinéad O'Connor, Imelda May

1. The 25th anniversary of The Dubliners in 1987 featured tributes from amongst others Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald. There was also a number from The Dubliners with The Pogues, a performance of "The Irish Rover" and a separate tribute performance from U2.

References

External links

  • Official site
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