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Glór Tíre
Format Interactive music talent show
Presented by Dáithí Ó Sé
Country of origin  Ireland
Language(s) English/Gealige
No. of series 6
Production
Running time 40mins * 12 and 60mins * 3
Broadcast
Original channel TG4
Original run – 2009
External links
Official website

'Glór Tíre' is a reality based talent search for Ireland's newest country and western music star. It has been running for a number of seasons on TG4. Glór Tíre is literally translated as Country Voice. It is produced by Gaelmedia for TG4. It is now in its 6th season. It is one of TG4's top rated programmes often coming first in the channels top 10 programmes, averaging 100,000 viewers. [1] It is Ireland’s only TV talent quest for country and western talent. The 6th season started on September 16th 2009 at 10:20pm and is repeated each Saturday Night at 8:40pm. It is presents by Dáithí Ó Sé. He talks to the contestants after they perform to get their reactions to the comments of studio judges, John Creedon, Shay Healy and Caitríona Ní Shúilleabháin. [2] Each of the contestants are put forward by Irish Country and Western stars, the table below outlines the contestants and their mentors. [3]

Glór Tíre Contestants and their Mentors 2009
Contestant Details Mentor
Patricia Brennan Age: 47

From: Ballybrophy, Co Laois

Occupation: Nursing Home Carer

Musical Influences: Ann Murray

Shawn Cuddy
Rosie Flanagan Age: 41

From: Ballycumber, Co Offaly

Occupation: Administration Clerk

Musical Influences: Crystal Gayle & Ray Lynam

TR Dallas
Brian McDermott Age: 28

From: Co. Sligo

Occupation: Singer

Musical Influences: Vince Gill & Michael Buble

The Conquerors
Mick McDonald Age: 49

From: Gurteen, Co. Sligo

Occupation: Truck Owner/Driver

Musical Influences: Elvis Presley & Kenny Rogers

Patrick Feeney
Lisa McHugh Age: 20

From: Carmunnock, Glasgow

Occupation: Company Secretary

Musical Influences: Dixie Chicks & Philomena Begley

Robert Mizzell
Laura Mulligan Age: 33

From: Tullamore, Co Offaly

Occupation: Café Owner

Influences: Dolly Parton, Faith Hill & Merle Haggard

Mike Denver
Una Nolan Age: 31

From: Kildare, now living in Claremorris, Co Mayo

Occupation: Assistant Director of Music at Knock Shrine

Musical Influences: Crystal Gayle & Ann Murray

John McNicholl
Patrick O'Sullivan Age: 37

From: Ballinageary, Co Cork

Occupation: Musician

Musical Influences: Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson

Louise Morrissey
Claire Sheerin Age: 28

From: Maghera, Athlone, Co Westmeath

Occupation: Stay At Home Mother

Musical Influences: Ceol Tíre Mheiriceá & bluegrass

John Hogan

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