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Fear Aione - Daithi O'Sé

Friday, 2 May 2008

Today's Fear Aione (Man Friday) is the sexiest gaeilgeoir on Irish television whose career is going from strength to strength. Today's Man Friday is the wonderful Mr. Daithi O'Se.

Daithi O Sé

Daithi is something of a heartthrob.  He was runner up in RTE's 'You're a Star Charity Special,' in 2006

He was born West of Dingle in Feothanach but has now been exiled to Galway. He has two brothers both of whom are married. He has a sister living in Cork. Another sister of his sadly passed away 4 years ago.

We have Daithi's mum to thank for him staying in Ireland and only being exiled as far as Galway.  Apparantly, when our hero went to Chicago where he worked as a bouncer/doorman, his mammy missed him so much she gave him the ultimatum - 'come home or I'll go over and bring you home.' 

Dáithí Ó Sé is a weather and continuity presenter on TG4 and he has presented a variety of programmes on TG4 since joining the station 8 years ago.

Among these programmes is Daithí ar Route 66 which was broadcast on TG4 last autumn. He also presented the award winning summer festival series Féilte. During the Summer months of 2005 Dáithí presented the chat show Coinne Le and among his guests was Mary Kennedy. Each year at the Irish language festival Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Dáithí co-presents Steip, a lively Irish dancing competition and he presented the renowned TG4 Traditional Music Awards in the Cork Opera House in November of 2002 in front of an audience of 1,000. 

During the Summer of 2006 Dáithí sang his heart out in aid of Make a Wish Foundation in Charity You're a Star.

Daithí is no stranger to singing as he is a member of the group The Three Fivers along with Seamús Begley and Laurence Courtney. As far as his own music tastes go, he listens to all types from Seamus Begley to Guns & Roses, Seamus O'Donnell to AC/DC. -

Having a love for music Daithí sang with the Chieftians on their album 'Water From the Well' along with Seamús Begley and Laurence Courtney. They also recorded a track for the album 'Éist Aríst'.

In 2007 at the TV Now Awards Dáithí was voted the Sexiest TV Presenter

In his free time he likes to watch GAA footie and hurling, he goes fishing during the summer months and watches lots of TV. - - -

He is GAA MENTAL - Maybe he can give us his opinion on Celebrity Bainisteoir!


Since he was Last on the Show - Sept '07
Daithi was in the reality show Celebrities Go Wild on RTÉ One with the late Katy French.

Route 66 on TG4 - a documentary about the Route 66 trip from Chicago to LA

He was also judging the ladies fashion at this year's Punchestown Festival.

He was in the 5th May issue of U Magazine talking about 'moisturisers and men's grooming products!'

He was nominated for a style award at this years' VIP Style Awards.

He won Ireland's Sexiest star at this year's Walkers Sensations TV Now Awards

Charities
He is an ambassador for the Make A Wish Foundation and attended their annual ball last year.

He regularly attends charity events and works on the annual telethon. He has been a fantastic support to the charity, helping promote key fundraising events like Annual Across Ireland Motorcycle Run, Charity of the Year, Charity you're a Star, Crystal Ball and numerous radio promotions. He is not only a big hit with the ladies but also with the wish children. Therefore always in demand at their many fundraising events.


Current and Future Projects
He will be attending a music session in Dingle this Sunday (4th May) along with Sean Davy and Sharon Shannon amongst others.

Daithi joins our very own Ruth Scott for her Saturday show on 2FM between 12pm - 3pm. This is something that he loves doing and has a great rapport with Ruth.

He is a judge in this year's Rose of Tralee - Broadcast live by RTÉ from the Festival Dome, this is the moment when viewers throughout the country and around the world, get to see the Roses for themselves, as they try and predict the judges favourite choice to be this year's Rose of Tralee.

He will be leaving our shores this month to film Blues Highway - A new series that will be on our screens in the autumn. It will be along the lines of Route 66 but with different locations. He will be away for most of the summer filming in New Orleans and Chicago. Along the way he will meet Blues legends Percy Sledge and Al Green amongst others (there is also a rumour that he may get to meet Dolly Parton on the way!).

Dáithí ar Highway 61
He will be leaving our shores this month to film Blues Highway - A new series that will be on our screens in the autumn. It will be along the lines of Route 66 but with different locations. He will be away for most of the summer filming in New Orleans and Chicago. Along the way he will meet Blues legends Percy Sledge and Al Green amongst others (there is also a rumour that he may get to meet Dolly Parton on the way!).

Following on from the success of "Dáithí ar Route 66", Dáithí now tackles America's second most famous road as he travels Highway 61 - the other Mother road.

Starting in New Orleans and, like Route 66, travelling through eight States until it reaches the Canadian border, Highway 61 has been immortalised in song and legend. More than anything else it is a road with a deep and enduring musical history and it's the music which will enthral Dáithí as he travels America's Blues Highway. As well as another jaunt down America's back roads meeting with unlikely characters and trying out new experiences, this series aims to explore the various musical styles that helped to shape America.

Outline
Highway 61 travels through Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota and in many ways is the North-South equivalent of Route 66. Musicians as diverse as Mississippi Fred McDowell ("61 Highway") and Bob Dylan ("Highway 61 Revisited") have sung about it, books have been written about it and legends have grown up around it.

Traditionally Highway 61 - nicknamed the Blues Highway - has been the route by which Blues musicians have travelled throughout America spreading their particular musical style. The intention of this series is to use the idea of the travelling musician as a hook throughout the programmes to look at how the blues has influenced American music and to show the inter connection between many American musical styles.

 

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