'The Late Late Show Busk for Simon' will host a racking amount of Irish talent this Friday, all in aid of the homeless crisis.
The annual Glen Hansard/Grafton Street ensemble will be taking on a different league of its own this year with 'The Late Late Show' getting involved.
Along with the musician who kicked off the heartwarming initiative 10 years ago, this Friday night Ryan Tubridy will be hosting himself and many more famous musicians as they raise money for the Simon Community.
Glen Hansard will be on the talk show on the night, as well as Bono and The Edge from U2, Hozier, Imelda May, Shane MacGowan, Danny O'Reilly, Roisin O, John Sheahan, Finbar Furey, Declan O'Rourke, Lisa O'Neill, and Kodaline's Steve Garrigan.
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The annual tradition which Glen has kept going since, but of course this year it cannot take place in Dublin city centre for health and safety reasons. So, Ryan and 'The Late Late Show' crew will be bringing the magic of that Grafton Street evening directly into viewer's homes this year instead.
As well as plenty of musical performances on the night, Ryan will also interview special guest Philip Powell. Philip was staying in a hostel when he struck up a friendship with Glen Hansard and became a staple performer of the Grafton Street busk. He'll speak of his experiences of being homeless on and off for two decades.
Should you wish to the Simon Community of Ireland, you can do so by heading to their website.
Be sure to tune into the final 'Late Late Show' episode of 2020 this Friday, December 18 at 9.35pm.