Ringing in the New Year at home? Here's what's on TV

Who will you be counting down the New Year with on the TV?
Ringing in the New Year at home? Here's what's on TV

Dáithí Ó Sé and Orla Ní Fhinneadha will host Fáilte 2022 on New Year’s Eve

WILL you be welcoming 2022 from the comfort of your own sofa?

Then you need to weigh up your options as to which TV presenter you want as your host.

You could choose Dáithí Ó Sé and Orla Ní Fhinneadha, who present a 90-minute special, Fáilte 2022 on New Year’s Eve on TG4 at 11.30pm.

The duo will ring in 2022 with the best of traditional music and entertainment from Matt Molloy’s pub in Westport, the Rusty Mackerel in Donegal and the Ráth Chairn Gaeltacht in Co. Meath.

Guests include Matt and Peter Molloy, Dan Delaney, Cathy Jordan, Jiggy, The Bonny Men, Maighréad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Jimmy and Peter Campbell, Tara Conaghan, Clare Friel, Dermot Byrne and Bríd Harper and siblings An Chéad Ghlúin Eile.

Or join Tipperary duo Johnny McMahon and Johnny O’Brien at Dublin Castle, as they host a New Year’s Eve Countdown Show With The 2 Johnnies on RTÉ1 at 10.45pm.

Of course, for many it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without Jools Holland and in Jools’ Annual Hootenanny on BBC2 at 11.25pm, he’s joined in the studio by the all-conquering Ed Sheeran, who will be performing tracks from his latest album, as well as one of his favourite songs with help from Jools and his orchestra.

Gregory Porter, Lulu, Joy Crookes, Rag’n’Bone Man, Yola, Vic Reeves, Ruby Turner and the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards are also dropping by, while Jools will be delving into the Hootenanny archives for performances from Craig David, Madness and Soul II Soul.

In The Big New Years & Years Eve Party on BBC1 at 11.25pm, actor, musician, and man of the moment Olly Alexander says goodbye to 2021 in style with a special party.

He’ll be performing many of his own best-loved songs as well as a few surprise covers, and be joined by special guest Kylie Minogue.

Olly takes a break for the bells at midnight, before staring 2022 in the company of the Pet Shop Boys, the band who gave the drama in which he starred this year, It’s A Sin its name.

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