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US fans are in for a treat this Christmas. Daniel’s ‘Christmas With Daniel’ show will air on RFD TV on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day (1 hour Special).

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Daniel sa Bhaile

Join Daniel O’Donnell as you’ve never seen him before, at home, in Donegal.

International singing star and the Nations favourite, Daniel O’ Donnell will be welcoming fans and friends into his home as he hosts his new chat & entertainment show from Donegal. Each week Daniel will be joined online by a variety of guests as he chats to them about everything; from how they are coping in lockdown, to the new activities & hobbies they have taken up over the last few weeks.

In episode one Daniel will chat with Moya Brennan as they discuss Clannads Farewell tour and their cancelled plans. Majella will join him as they get their hips moving in an online Hula Hooping class. Daniel will also talk to an Irish couple who have had to postpone their wedding and he will meet up virtually with his old friend Gloria Hunniford.

Join Daniel sa Bhaile for Craic, Ceol & more on TG4 weekly from June 7th at 18.40.

Sunday 7th June  (18.40pm)

Sunday 14th June  (18.40pm)

Sunday 21st June  (18.40pm)

Sunday 28th June  (18.40pm)


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Hi Everyone, we are delighted to announce the launch of Daniel’s Product & Merchandise on

We will be adding more stock from time to time, so make sure to keep an eye on the website for new additions.




Following Daniel’s successful broadcasts on RFD TV, he has decided to make available his two wonderful box sets, at a very special price, to all his North American fans. They can be ordered by simply clicking on the following links:

The Ultimate Irish Album

The Ultimate Inspirational Collection

Or, should fans want to buy both sets, there is a $10 saving for ordering both sets at the same time. This offer is available by clicking on the following link;


Daniel’s new series of Country and Gospel shows starts this Saturday evening on RFD TV USA at 9pm ET and 6pm PT in the US. ( USA ) time zones.

SCHEDULE OF AIR TIMES: Be sure to tune in and enjoy.

Thu 14th May 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – Live in Nashville, Part 2
Filmed at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee – Daniel O Donnell performs to a sell-out crowd featuring songs such as Release Me, Ring Of Fire, King Of The Road, and a country Gospel Medley. Daniel is joined by his nine-member band as well as his long-time singing partner Mary Duff and his wife Majella.
Sat 16th May 2020 @ 9pm  &  Thu 21st May 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – Back Home Again
Recorded Live at the RTE Studios in Dublin, Ireland in Aug 2016, this first program in the “Back Home Again” series features some of Daniel’s best loved renditions of these specially selected songs.
Sat 23rd May 2020 @ 9pm  &  Thu 28th May 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – Songs Of Faith
Filmed at the Helix, Dublin, Ireland in Aug 2003, this was Daniel’s highly anticipated third special and reflects the rich spiritual traditions on which his life and musical career are based. Featuring a 65-piece full orchestra, a 70-voice adult gospel choir, the top gospel group The Omega Singers, and was filmed by a ten man camera team.  
Sat 30th May 2020 @ 9pm  &  Thu 4th June 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – Hope & Praise Vol 1
This emotionally uplifting concert special was Recorded live at the Tri-Lakes Center in Branson, Missouri in 2004 and features several local choirs and an orchestra.
Sat 6th June 2020 @ 9pm  &  Thu 11th June 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – Hope & Praise Vol 2
This is the 2nd show from Daniel’s concert recording in the Tri Lakes Center in 2004.  This one, like the first show, features more of Daniel’s all time favorite Inspirational songs.
Sat 13th June 2020 @ 9pm  &  Thu 18th June 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – I Just Want To Dance With You
I Just Want to Dance with You is the 2nd show taken from the ‘Back Home Again’ series which was recorded at the RTE Studios in Dublin.  Daniel sings, I Just Want To Dance With You; Memory Number One; and The Eighth Day.
Sat 20th June 2020 @ 9pm  &  Thu 25th June 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – Until The Next Time
Until The Next Time is the third show taken from the ‘Back Home Again’ series and features songs from some of the truly great songwriters of our time, sung, of course, by Daniel in his own inimitable style.
Sat 27th June 2020 @ 9pm  & Thu 2nd July 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – Live In Killarney !
Recorded Live at the INEC in Killarney, Ireland in 2001 in front of a packed house – This concert marks the first U.S. Special for Daniel O’Donnell. 
Sat 4th July 2020 @ 9pm  &  Thu 9th July 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – Showtime, Live From Branson, Missouri
Filmed at The Tri Lakes Centre, Branson in 2004 – this was Daniel’s first DVD release in the USA.  The show has a more country feel and features a wide selection of country favourites.
Sat 11th July 2020 @ 9pm  &  Thu 16th July 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – Shades Of Green
Filmed at the Waterfort Hall, Belfast in Feb 2002 – this proved to be one of Daniel’s most popular releases and reached #2 in the UK charts upon it’s release.  The show is a selection of beautiful ballads from across the globe, written by some of the most iconic songwriters in the world.
Sat 18th July 2020 @ 9pm  & Thu 23rd July 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – At Home In Ireland
Recorded Live at The Sports & Leisure Centre, Letterkenny, Ireland in 2007 – we join Daniel as he shares some the sights and sounds of his beautiful homeland, accompanied by an array of wonderful country and traditional pop favourites.
Sat 25th July 2020 @ 9pm  & Thu 30th July 2020 @ 6am
The Daniel O’Donnell Show – Can You Feel The Love
This show, Recorded Live at the INEC, Killarney, Ireland in Oct 2006 was another #1 hit in the UK for Daniel upon it’s release in 2007 and included several songs co-written by Daniel. The songs featured in this show capture the magic of what was a truly romantic evening in Killarney.


Daniel has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Friday night’s Late Late Show Country Special.

Only the second person ever to receive the industry’s highest accolade, Daniel follows in the footsteps of the late Mainliners front man Big Tom, who received the award in 2016. Daniel was presented the award following a much anticipated duet of the Roger Miller classic “King of the Road” which he performed with Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy.

Daniel said: “I am truly honoured to receive this award and to follow such a great as Big Tom. It means so much to me to be acknowledged by my peers here in Ireland”.  Ryan Tubridy commented “Daniel has been a firm friend of the Late Late Show for such a long time, and it was our absolute pleasure to play a part in recognising the extraordinary contribution that he has made to the country music industry in Ireland. We wish him nothing but continued success and happiness in all that he does”.

Fr. Brian D’Arcy, who presented Daniel with the award, said: “Nobody deserves the award more than Daniel. It’s only the second time this award has been presented, the other recipient being the late Big Tom. It is in recognition of what he has done for country music, not only at home here in Ireland, but across the world. Daniel is highly regarded as an international artist, especially in Nashville, the home of country music”.


A Valentine’s Day message from Daniel, “Save The Last Dance For Me”. What a beautiful version of a classic song.

It is available to stream right now along with many more of Daniel’s Love Songs right now on Spotify.

It’s is also one of 60 brilliant tracks on the forthcoming Daniel ‘Gold’ album set for release on the 1st March. Available to order right now from Amazon for just £5.99, digitally, and as an abridged version on special heavyweight Gold vinyl. You can order yours right here:

Room To Improve

The Room to Improve TV programme was one of the most watched shows on RTE TV 1 in Ireland, on prime time, after the main news, on a Sunday night in February.  The programmes got ratings in excess of  a 53% share of the TV viewership, which is over 1 million viewers in Ireland – a staggering achievement for it’s third season.

Even though it required Daniel and Majella to move out of their Donegal home over Christmas, its ultimate success, as well as the complete re-modelling of their home, albeit at a high cost to them, made it all worthwhile.

Daniel & Majella had been thinking about getting some renovation work done on the house to make it accommodate their needs better.  Shortly after they had been talking about these possible alterations Majella happened to meet Dermot Bannon at an ideal homes exhibition in Dublin’s RDS. He was talking about the importance of light in dark spaces and this rang a bell with her as they had to turn on the light in their kitchen every morning, whether it was a bright day or not. She asked him if he would come up to Donegal to give them some professional advice, as an architect, regarding what changes they should make to the house. He replied that of course he would, but he also asked if they would be willing to have the whole process featured on his Room to Improve Show on RTE.

They thought about it and the rest is history as they say.  Dermot did a fantastic job, literally changing the whole house.  Daniel & Majella just love what they did, there is more light now with bigger widows, plus many other modifications and it turned out absolutely magnificent.

Opry Le Daniel – From The Millenium Forum in Derry

TG4 television’s highest viewed country music show, Opry le Daniel, returned to the Millennium Forum, Derry (Londonderry) for 7 nights back in May of this year.

With two concerts per night scheduled from 7.45pm, Opry is the biggest televised extravaganza of country music, with artists from both home and abroad performing on stage with Ireland’s own king of country music, Daniel O’ Donnell.

Series Seven kicked off on Sunday 13th May with the first of one of this year’s new concept shows ‘Country Music Family’, which introduced well known singer/songwriter/musician Brendan Quinn performing with his sons James and Stephen, both accomplished performers in their own right, whilst the second concert of the opening night saw the legendary Charley Pride take to the stage. Pride, of course, needed no introduction to country music followers the world over and made what is to be his only appearance in Ireland in 2018 in Derry.

Monday 14th saw Opry giving a truly entertaining tribute show to the iconic George Jones with Jimmy Buckley and Robert Mizzell performing some of George’s best loved songs with special guest Georgette Jones, daughter of country music’s golden couple, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. The second concert also featured a ‘Country Music Family’, this time with Dominic Kirwan and sons Barry and Colm. Colm has been working and living in Nashville for over 5 years now and during that time he toured across the USA as support act for the late great Don Williams. Colm’s song “I Love the Way You Love Me” was produced in Nashville by Victoria Shaw who co-wrote “The River” for Garth Brooks. He took time out from his own very successful American television appearances to appear with his Dad and brother.

Derek Ryan, Ireland’s latest star, took to the stage on Tuesday 15th with his father Pat and his brother Adrian for a third ‘Country Music Family’ show. This was followed by the ‘new’ up and coming stars on the country scene, artists such as Stuart Moyles, Keelan Arbuckle, Olivia Douglas and Caitlin & Brandon McPhee from Scotland.

Wednesday 16th brought together the ‘Classic Country’ artists from the ‘70’s era who kept country music alive during the ‘disco’ years – John Hogan, Kathy Durkin, Shawn Cuddy and Gloria.

Also appearing were some of the new ‘Contemporary Country’ performers of today, Donna Taggart, Jacqui Sharkey & Niamh McGlinchey, giving us their own style of country.

Two of the biggest names in country music were paid tribute to on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th, with Sandy Kelly, Declan Nerney and Jordan Mogey ‘singing’ Johnny Cash. Both Sandy and Declan toured or sang with the ‘man in black’ whilst Jordan has received much praise from his peers for his renditions of Cash songs. Sandy also recorded her number one duet in Ireland “The Woodcarver” with Johnny. Following the tribute show is undoubtedly one of new country’s gems, Lisa McHugh, who has gained a massive following from all over Ireland and abroad.  Friday’s show, the final ‘tribute’ show, was dedicated to the one and only ‘Gentleman of Country’, Mr. Jim Reeves. Paying tribute is the undoubted no.1 performer of Reeves songs, Al Grant accompanied by Tony Kerr, Patrick Feeney and Matt Leavy. The brilliant Isla Grant closed off the evening in her own inimitable style.

Closing night, Saturday 19th, brought together a group of female singing artists with a wealth of performing experience between them. The first concert was a celebration of the music and songs of an icon who was once described as the leading female country music artist in the world, the fabulous and unforgettable, Loretta Lynn. Leading this exceptional night was none other than Loretta’s granddaughter, Tayla Lynn who was accompanied by Leona Williams, all the way from Tennessee, the latter having performed many times with Loretta both on stage and screen. Leona was also married to the late great Merle Haggard once upon a time and she also co-wrote hits with him, as well as performing with his band and writing hit songs for several other top US Country stars.

Joined by Niamh Lynn and Louise Morrissey, two of Ireland’s best female country music artists of our time, these four ladies enthralled the audience with their musical prowess. The closing concert of the night hosted the enigmatic Rita Coolidge, known the world over for penning such songs as ‘Help me make it through the Night’ and ‘Me and Bobby Magee’ with her then husband Kris Kristofferson.

All Shows were recorded in front of a live audience, mixing profiles / archive and comments from their biggest fans, Opry le Daniel brings the essence of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry to Derry.