TG4 celebrating Michael D. Higgins' 80th birthday with music and arts programme

By Rory Cashin

April 8, 2021 at 9:24am


Van Morrison, Mary Robinson, Tolü Makay, and Ivana Bacik are all taking part in the special programme.

TG4 will celebrate the 80th birthday of President Michael D. Higgins with a one-hour programme celebration of his life and of his time as president of Ireland.

The programme will feature an impressive line-up of Ireland's finest poets, singers, musicians, thinkers, playwrights, and dancers.

Announced to be taking part in the programme are:

  • Van Morrison
  • Tolü Makay
  • Iarla Ó Lionáird
  • Steve Cooney
  • Frankie Gavin
  • Mairtín O’Connor
  • Laoise Kelly
  • Sibéal Ní Chasaide
  • Séamus Ó Flatharta
  • Emma Corbett
  • Sibéal Davitt
  • Paddy Keenan
  • Thomas McCarthy
  • Mary Robinson
  • Alan Esslemont
  • Garry Hynes
  • Darach Mac Con Iomaire
  • Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh
  • Ivana Bacik

The programme will air on TG4 on Sunday, April 18 at 9.30pm, and will also be available to watch worldwide via


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