Here's the lineup for this week's episode of The Late Late Show 5 months ago

Here's the lineup for this week's episode of The Late Late Show

On top of an already packed lineup of guests, the show will be honouring some of country music's legends.

The Late Late Show is back this Friday night with a special episode celebrating the songs and lives of country music all-stars John Prine, Kenny Rogers, Charley Pride, Hal Ketchum and Brian Coll.


To do so, a host of Irish country stars such as Cliona Hagan, Susan McCann, Declan Nerney, Robert Mizzell and Michael English will cover some of the legends' best-loved tracks.

After announcing his shock retirement from professional rugby last month, Irish international CJ Stander will join host Ryan Tubridy to discuss his career and say goodbye.

Meanwhile, as the hit RTÉ mystery series Smother draws to a close Sunday night, its star Dervla Kirwan will be on the Late Late Show discussing what viewers can expect from the finale.

Then, with the golfing world's attention on the US Masters this weekend, Padraig Harrington will be casting his expert eye over the competition.

On top of this, he will talk about how preparations are going for Team Europe ahead of The Ryder Cup later this year.

Also as part of the show, Tubridy will take a behind-the-scenes look through the historical artefacts in Ireland's National Collection.

Rounding out the stacked lineup, singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke will be performing his track 'The Harbour'.


It comes from his brand-new album, Arrivals, which is produced by Paul Weller.

Check out The Late Late Show on RTÉ One this Friday, 9 April at 9.35pm.