Cork’s Budding Country Music Star Dermot Lyons competes for Coveted TG4 Glór Tíre Title!

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Tune in on Tuesday 21st of February, 9.30pm for the seventh episode of the 13th season with country music legend Louise Morrissey!

Calling country music fans from Limerick, Cork and beyond! Popular TG4 country music series Glór Tíre is back on our screens and Cork contestant Dermot Lyons is making his debut in the concert episodes of the series on the 21st of February at 9:30pm. Filmed as a live gig in The Quays Bar in Galway, the episode sees Dermot take to the stage and perform ‘’Pretty Little Girl from Omagh’’ as a duet with his Glór Tíre mentor, elite country music star Louise Morrissey, in the hope of winning the public’s vote and progressing to the next stage of the competition and the ultimate chance of winning a prize fund of €5,000 from competition sponsor Louis Fitzgerald.  

Limerick man Dermot is now living in Charleville, Cork and presents a radio show on Tipperary Mid West 104.8 on Monday nights. He is hugely looking forward to the competition and is eager to win votes in order to pursue a country music career that he is passionate about.

Dermot’s Glór Tíre mentor is renowned folk and country singer, Louise Morrissey who launched her career with her brothers in the band The Morrissey’s Folk Group. Since then she has known huge success as a solo artist, taking her band to destinations in Europe, America and Australia for concerts. She has won many awards including the 2011 Sunday World Awards ‘’Lifetime Achievement Award’’ and ‘’Best Female Vocalist’’ at the ‘’Hot Country’’ awards.

Glór Tíre is Ireland’s only talent show to provide a platform for emerging Irish country music artists to perform in front of a national audience of over 180,000. A new year brings a new series and 9 new contestants from across the island of Ireland will sing their hearts out in the hope of winning over the public and scooping a much coveted prize of €5,000 sponsored by Louis Fitzgerald.

The series, presented by TG4’s Aoife Ní Thuairsig and Pádraig Ó Neachtain, will comprise of 15 episodes showcasing the hopeful contestants’ talents. Dermot will be looking to impress this year’s high profile judging panel which includes RTÉ broadcaster John Creedon, Caitríona Ní Shúilleabháin and Jo Ní Chéide as well as the Irish public.

Weekly episodes will feature the contestants singing both alone and accompanied by their mentor. Mentors this year include household names in the Irish country music scene Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Brendan Shine, Louise Morrissey, Keith and Lorraine, Johnny Brady, Barry Kirwan and Gerry Guthrie.

The Tuesday night episodes lead up to the elimination programmes and the much anticipated final when Dermot hopes to be among the final three contestants battling it out to be crowned the 2017 Glór Tíre winner. In the elimination programmes, contestants can be saved by the judging panel but in the concert episodes and the final, they ultimately depend on the public’s vote.

Glór Tíre on air on since the 3rd of January,  every Tuesday for 14weeks at 9:30pm. Dermot Lyon’s concert episode airs on the 21st of February.

Show your support for Dermot by calling 1513415107 or by texting the word Glor7 to 53307. From Northern Ireland, dial 09016566107 or text the word Glor7 to 60999. You can also vote for Dermot by downloading the new Glór Tíre App which is available for download for free from the Apple and Android stores and you get 5 free votes to begin with!

For more information please contact glortiretg4@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook @GlórTíreTG4

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