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13th Jul 2021

Una Healy and Loah are set to present brand new Saturday music show

The show will feature some huge names.

The Saturdays’ Una Healy and singer-songwriter Loah will present The Heart of Saturday Night, a brand new music series on RTÉ One.

The show is produced by South Wind Blows and will run for six weeks, with the first episode kicking off 24 July.

Each episode of The Heart of Saturday Night will see musical performances from some of Ireland’s best acts including Mick Flannery, Irish Women in Harmony, Niamh Regan, The Saw Doctors, Soda Blonde and Rhiannon Giddens.

Viewers can expect a wide mix of music being featured on the show, from classical to folk to pop.

Additionally, there will be a segment on each episode dedicated to the memory of an Irish musician. Dolores O’Riordan, Phil Lynott, Ronnie Drew, Shay Healy and John Prine are among the artists who will be honoured throughout the show.

The hosts themselves will also take to the stage throughout the series’ run. Loah will perform a duet with Gavin James, while Una will sing with Derek Ryan.

Speaking ahead of the show’s release, Una Healy said that she can’t wait for people to tune in.

“I was so excited to be asked to co-host The Heart of Saturday Night and getting to do it alongside the incredible Loah was a joy,” she told RTÉ.

“We had such a brilliant time filming and it’s an experience I’ll never forget. I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

Loah, meanwhile, said that being asked to host the show is a “musical dream come true”.

She said: “Co-presenting with Una has been a great pleasure and it’s been wonderful to hear and chat to all the incredible musicians throughout the series.”

The Heart of Saturday Night kicks off on RTÉ One on 24 July at 9.30 pm.