Irish TV to broadcast special LIVE Christmas show from Manchester
The crème dela crème of Irish entertainment and wonderful guests from every strand of Irish life in Manchester and further afield are set to light up the TV screens on Irish TV on SKY 191 this December 11th from 8-10pm. The two hour Live show entitled ‘Christmas in Manchester’ will be beamed across the globe and feature household names like new country music sensation Lisa McHugh, Legendary Manchester United footballer Paddy Crerand, Philanthropist and author Joe Kennedy, community leaders Michael Forde and Brian Kennedy and a host of other engaging and charming guests. Manchester City council will also be represented with Councillors John Flanagan and Pat Karney discussing the importance of the vibrant Irish community in the city.
Speaking ahead of the broadcast Irish TV Manchester reporter Martin Logan said the excitement around the city ahead of the live show on December 11th was palpable. “We are constantly pushing out the broadcasting boundaries here at Irish TV and I think people will be really impressed with what they see on their TV screen on December 11th. This is an historic first for Irish TV in Manchester and it just shows what can be achieved when people work together,” commented Logan who presents a weekly Out and About in Manchester show on the channel looking at Irish life in the city every Tuesday night from 8.30pm.
The Christmas Live broadcast on Irish TV on SKY 191 on December 11th from the Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill, Manchester will also feature a host of talented local musicians and singers. The renowned Louise Keegan School of Dance and the highly regarded Reel Deel Dance troupe will have feet tapping throughout the show while Manchester’s very own Nicky James and his band and Hannah Donelon will also surely go down a treat on home turf.
“I am so proud to be part of Irish TV in Manchester,” commented Martin Logan. “The channel was established to bring the global Irish community closer together and to tell the positive local stories from every Irish community no matter where they are located. The reaction from the viewers in Manchester and across the UK has being phenomenal and we hope that everyone will continue to support us as we develop and grow in 2015,” he said.
The sold out Irish TV Live broadcast on December 11th has also lined up the hilarious comedian Jimmy Cricket, Fr. John Ahern and renowned commentator Alan Keegan will be guests while local newspapers editor Bernard Purcell from the Irish World Newspaper and columnist Joe Giltrap from the Irish Post will look back on some of the key Irish stories that made the headlines during 2014.
The live broadcast will be shown on the Irish TV channel on SKY TV 191 on December 11th from 8-10pm. The show can also be watched on Freesat 400 and online at www.irishtv.ie in the UK. In Ireland viewers can also watch on Eircom’s eVision 191 and all Free to Air Boxes in Ireland.