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All the latest news from Cliona

Cliona headlines the Village Spot Festival, Leitrim – Sunday 4th August

by Cliona | July 1, 2019 |

Cliona will headline on Sunday 4th August at the Village Spot Festival on Sunday 4th August.

Doors open 9.30pm, and more information can be found on Facebook ‘Village Spot Festival’.

 

 

 

Join Cliona at Celbridge Music Festival, Kildare – Saturday 3rd August

by Cliona | July 1, 2019 |

Cliona will join a host of fantastic country music artists at this year’s Celbridge Country Music Festival, Kildare on Saturday 3rd August.

 

Tickets available from www.tickets.ie 

 

 

 

Dance with Cliona in the Abbey Hotel’s first ever Summer Special Double Dance

by Cliona | June 20, 2019 |

Cliona will join Derek Ryan on Saturday 20th July as part of The Abbey Hotel’s first ever Summer Special Double Bill Dance – Four Hours Non-Stop Dancing! 

 

Cliona will be on stage from 9.30pm – 11.30pm with Doors opening around 8.30pm.

 

Head to www.abbeyhoteldonegal.com for any enquiries.

 

 

Cliona premieres new Music Video for ‘Get Your Redneck On’ single 

by Cliona | June 12, 2019 |

“Get Your Rednecks On” Cliona fans! The new music video for Cliona’s latest single Get Your Redneck On will premiere on Facebook at 6pm tonight!

Much to her fans’  anticipation, the long-awaited new single ‘Get Your Redneck On’ from Cliona is all about life as a country soul, and the video is a reflection of this – a fun, quirky outlook on being young and carefree. 

A catchy song with a vibrant jiving beat, an original written by the talented Kinsey Rose, Cliona sings the lyrics about being free-spirited and enjoying living the country life to the full – verses that her loyal fanbase can certainly relate to.

Cliona playfully sings at the beginning of ‘Get Your Redneck On’ “these city girls ain’t got a clue, what a day on the country roads will do”, something Cliona tried to advocate through her time on the show; “Country singing isn’t just for men, the ladies can do it too. It’s an incredible genre of music and I really want people to see how proud I am to be part of it,” said Cliona.

‘Get Your Redneck On’ is available to download now: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/get-your-redneck-on-single/1465920552?ls=1&app=itunes

Follow ‘Cliona Hagan’ on Facebook 

See Cliona in Keanes Oranmore, Galway on Friday 19th July

by Cliona | June 10, 2019 |

One for the Galway fans! Cliona will be in Keanes Oranmore on Friday 19th July! 

You can pay on the door and dance the night away!  

For more information follow Keanes Oranmore on Facebook.

 

Cliona releases new single ‘Get Your Redneck On’

by Cliona | May 30, 2019 |

Much to her fans’  anticipation, the long-awaited new single ‘Get Your Redneck On’ from Cliona is all about life as a country soul, and the video is a reflection of this – a fun, quirky outlook on being young and carefree. 

A catchy song with a vibrant jiving beat, an original written by the talented Kinsey Rose, Cliona sings the lyrics about being free-spirited and enjoying living the country life to the full – verses that her loyal fanbase can certainly relate to.

Since stepping out of her comfort zone and reaching the final of the popular TV show Dancing With The Stars, Cliona has gained an even bigger and wider fanbase than ever before, returning to the music scene at Easter with a brand new band to packed out venues. Not to mention being Top Billing at many of the Summer Festivals across Ireland.

Cliona playfully sings at the beginning of ‘Get Your Redneck On’ “these city girls ain’t got a clue, what a day on the country roads will do”, something Cliona tried to advocate through her time on the show; “Country singing isn’t just for men, the ladies can do it too. It’s an incredible genre of music and I really want people to see how proud I am to be part of it,” said Cliona.

‘Get Your Redneck On’ is available to download now: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/get-your-redneck-on-single/1465920552?ls=1&app=itunes

See Cliona perform live on BBC’s Nolan Show

by Cliona | May 29, 2019 |

Cliona is exclusively performing her new single LIVE on the Nolan Show tonight BBC 1 – 10.35pm.

See Cliona and her new band perform ‘Get Your Redneck On’, an original song  that fans will sure to be singing along after the first listen.

‘Get Your Redneck On’ will be available to download at Midnight: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/get-your-redneck-on-single/1465920552?ls=1&app=itunes

Cliona launching new school Just Sing Project

by Cliona | May 5, 2019 |

This June, Cliona is launching The Just Sing Project. A very exciting musical project for school children across Ireland, the project will involve a series of workshops directed by Cliona and her creative team.

A fun, exciting and engaging project for groups of musical students, the Just Sing workshops will occur over 5 weeks concluding with a performance alongside Cliona on stage, as part of her ‘Dance On’ theatre headline concert tour come September.

Cliona spoke of her new project, “I can’t wait to bring my Just Sing workshops to schools across Ireland. I really want this project to help young people get a kick-start into Arts and Music”.

Stating that having the students perform alongside Cliona as part of her headline theatre concert tour “will be such a privilege”.

See Cliona headline her very own ‘Dance On’ theatre tour this Autumn:
The Marketplace Theatre, Armagh on 12th Sept ‪ // The Alley Theatre, Strabane on 13th Sept ‪ // Braid Theatre, Ballymena on 19th Sept // Town Hall Theatre, Westport on 20th Sept // Ramor Theatre, Cavan on 26th Sept // Birr Theatre, Offaly on 3rd Oct // INEC Acoustic Club, Killarney on 4th Oct.

Cliona Hagan strives to promote music in communities across Ireland and aims to inspire the younger generation to take an interest in music.
The Just Sing Project will also be a fantastic opportunity for any young budding performer who would like to take their talents to the next level.

The project is free of charge for schools & youth choirs to register.
For more information to register your school, email info@juststageit.net.
Tickets for the ‘Dance On’ tour can be found at www.clionahagan.com/shows.

 

Cliona to perform at Shoreline Festival, Enniskillen with Nathan Carter 

by Cliona | May 2, 2019 |

Cliona will hit the stage at this year’s Shoreline Festival in Enniskillen, alongside Nathan Carter on Saturday 10th August. 

Tickets available from Eventbrite.

 

 

Cliona busks with Ryan Tubridy ahead of RTÉ‘s Late Late Country Special 

by Cliona | May 1, 2019 |

Cliona performed alongside Ryan Tubridy outside the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin ahead of this Friday’s Late Late Show Country Special on RTÉ 1. 

Cliona will join an array of Irish country musicians and legends alike for a celebration of the genre that has taken over all of Ireland!

Cliona might just be performing on the night too….

 

 

Cliona to headline this year’s Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

by Cliona | May 1, 2019 |

Cliona will be the headline performer at this year’s Ratlin Sound Maritime Festival in the Marine Hotel, Ballycastle – Sunday 26th May. 

Limited tickets available from Hotel Reception or www.marinehotelballycastle.com

You can also pay on the door on the night!

 

Big win for Cliona at the Hot Country Awards 2019

by Cliona | April 30, 2019 |

A fantastic night for Cliona at the Hot Country Awards 2019 in the Slieve Russel Hotel, Cavan!

Cliona won Female Vocalist of the Year (for the third year in a row) and was presented with a Gold Disc for album Secret Love.

You can purchase the album on http://clionahagan.com/shop/

 

Cliona will perform at Jamboree in the Park, Fintona AND Ennis

by Cliona | April 24, 2019 |

Cliona is a headline performer at both Jamboree in the Park Festivals this May in Fintona on Saturday 4th, and Ennis on Saturday 11th May.

You can find the Events on Facebook for more information / ticket details.

 

Catch up with Cliona on UTV Life with Pamela Ballentine 

by Cliona | April 18, 2019 |

See Cliona this Thursday on UTV Life with Pamela Ballentine, discussing all things Dancing With The Stars and her return to the stage at Easter! 

UTV – 7.30pm.

 

See Cliona at Countryfest, Inniskeen on 3rd May

by Cliona | April 16, 2019 |

Cliona Hagan will perform in Inniskeen, County Monaghan at Countryfest Festival!

Friday 3rd May 2019

You can find the Event on Facebook for more information / ticket details.

 

See Cliona at Charity ‘Strongman’ Farmer Style Competition

by Cliona | April 16, 2019 |

Cliona Hagan will headline the Strongman Farmer Style Competition at the grounds of Raphoe Livestock Mart in Donegal.

Saturday 25th May 2019

You can find the Event on Facebook.

 

Cliona announces headline Irish Concert Theatre Tour 

by Cliona | March 25, 2019 |

Following on from her stint and reaching the Final of RTÉ’s Dancing With The Stars, fans will get the opportunity this year to see Cliona headline her own ‘Dance On Concert Tour’ which include dates in Armagh, Strabane, Ballymena, Westport, Cavan, Offaly and Killarney.

Performing fan-favourites including Born To Run1-2-3, and McCarthy’s Party, Cliona says she “can’t wait to get back onto the road again to see all the people who have supported [her] over the past few months”.

After dancing week-in, week-out to a Live Audience and millions across Ireland on Dancing With The Stars, Cliona might just have a few new moves in store too!

See Cliona headline her very own ‘Dance On’ Theatre Concert Tour come September:

The Marketplace Theatre Armagh ‪on 12th Sept

The Alley TheatreStrabane ‪on 13th Sept

Braid Theatre, Ballymena on 19th Sept

Town Hall Theatre, Westport on 20th Sept

Ramor Theatre, Cavan on 26th Sept

Birr Theatre, Offaly on 3rd Oct

INEC Acoustic Club, Killarney on 4th Oct

To get tickets for Cliona’s 2019 Concert Tour: click here

 

VOTE CLIONA TO WIN

by Cliona | March 18, 2019 |

Sunday saw Cliona & Robert through to the FINAL of Dancing With The Stars!

Cliona danced all she could, performing both a Viennese Waltz and Cha-Cha in the hope her fans and the public would pick up the phone, and she wasn’t disappointed being the first name to be called a FINALIST.

Cliona said after: “It’s mind-blowing. I never thought I was going to be in the final. I’m so grateful, so happy and over the moon. I’m in shock”.

Along with Mairead Ronan and Johnny Ward, Cliona & Robert are rehearsing their most important dances of the series this week – as this Sunday night will crown the winner of the Glitterball trophy.

Cliona told the Irish Sun: “I know the song I’m dancing to in the final… it’s country pop. The track is very motivational. I love it. It’s a really positive song.”

Cliona spoke of her time on the show this week, “you have to always not let fear rule you and hold you back.. that’s my motto in life. I have not been in my comfort zone when it comes to dancing, but I’ve given it my all, everything, blood, sweat and tears”.

Speaking of wanting to win, Cliona said she would love to “represent and be the first Irish Country singer AND female to win the show”.

TEXT CLIONA to 53125 when voting opens during the show / RTÉ 1 6.30pm.

 

One step closer for Cliona on Dancing With The Stars

by Cliona | March 11, 2019 |

A step closer to the Glitterball for Cliona and Robert as Sunday saw the pair through to the semi-finals of Dancing With The Stars Ireland!

It was Eurovision week – and Cliona danced to an upbeat, quirky Charleston to Puppet on a String by Sandie Shaw.

Cliona said after the result that she was “absolutely delighted and over the moon” to get through to the semi-final, as she talked about how her nerves really kicked in before her name was announced.

“I’m so happy to be standing here and still so grateful for the support”.

“I never think of lifting that Glitterball, don’t get me wrong, I’d love to lift it but it’s anybody’s game, and I’m just going to make sure I do the very best I can.

Cliona is now set to take part in the semi-final alongside Johnny Ward, Fred Cooke and Mairéad Ronan next weekend, when it’ll be a busy week ahead for the stars with 2 dances to learn and perform.

VOTE Cliona to the FINAL!

Text CLIONA to 53125 when voting lines open during the show next Sunday 6.30pm RTÉ 1 Dancing With The Stars.

 

Cliona reaches Quarter Final of Dancing With The Stars

by Cliona | March 4, 2019 |

A ‘sizzling salsa’ – Cliona and Robert received 25 from the judges this week, as they impressed yet again to be second on the leaderboard.

Sunday also saw Cliona team up for a group dance for the first time, with Clelia Murphy and Denis Bastick as they competed against Mairead Ronan, Johnny Ward and Fred Cooke — with points from the group dance added to their total scores.

Cliona said of this week’s morale, “we’re all upbeat and positive and having a ball”.

Cliona was also in high spirits this week as she celebrated her milestone 30th Birthday, returning home to a massive welcome!

Cliona and Robert visited her very own Derrychrin Primary School were she was presented with her FIRST cake of the week – and after Cliona’s sassy Salsa on Sunday – the Dancing With The Stars team surprised her with yet another cake, in front of the audience and millions watching at home.

Happy Birthday Cliona!

Text CLIONA to 53125 when voting lines open during the show next Sunday 6.30pm RTÉ 1 Dancing With The Stars.

[Cliona Hagan will return to DWTSI next Sunday RTÉ ONE at 6.30pm].

Cliona awarded first 30 of the series on RTÉ Concert Orchestra week

by Cliona | Feb 25, 2019 |

Last Sunday night was a ‘dream come true’ for Cliona performing with the award-winning RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Cliona and Robert didn’t put a foot wrong with their elegant waltz to ‘A Time For Us’ where Cliona was awarded the ultimate 30 by the judges, being a first in the series so far.

Complimenting on her stunning performance, judge Loraine Barry said: “I always feel like waltz is the hardest dance to master and you both made that look easy for you tonight”.

After her performance, Cliona said that dancing to live music by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra helped her when it came to mastering this routine; “There is something about live music it goes straight into my bones, the Orchestra were stunning, it was so amazing for me”.

With reference to the ‘A Time For Us’ song Cliona waltzed to, judge Brian Redmond gave high praise – “you really stepped up – if you keep putting those performances in like that Cliona, I think it could be a time for you”.

Text CLIONA to 53125 when voting lines open during the show next Sunday 6.30pm RTÉ 1 Dancing With The Stars.

[Cliona Hagan will return to DWTSI next Sunday RTÉ ONE at 6.30pm].

Cliona tops the leaderboard TWO weeks in a ROW

by Cliona | Feb 18, 2019 |

Sunday saw Cliona return to the dancefloor with Robert Rowinski as they fiercely tangoed to Ava Max’s Sweet But Psycho hit.

Cliona topped the leaderboard with a combined score of 53, which included the results from last weekend – when Cliona got the first ten of the series!

Cliona talked this week about being a role model and inspiration for young girls – “I came out of myself to become a singer and I want to inspire other people to follow their dreams. Country music is for real people and I’d like to let young girls all over Ireland know they can do this too. Don’t let fear hold you back”.

“Country singing isn’t just for men, the ladies can do it too. It’s an incredible genre of music and I really want people to see how proud I’m to be part of it.”

High profile country stars have advocated their full support for Cliona on social media, which she says ‘has blown her away’ including the kindness of the ‘people all over Ireland’.

“This has made me realise that when you put yourself ‘out there’ and do something that’s not in comfort zone – you can be surprised by how much you can achieve and the support you can be given along the way”.

Text CLIONA to 53125 when voting lines open during the show next Sunday 6.30pm RTÉ 1 Dancing With The Stars.

The first 10 of the series goes to… CLIONA

by Cliona | Feb 11, 2019 |

An ‘OMG’ and the first ten of the series saw Cliona and Vitali Kozmin the winners of Dancing with the Stars Switch-Up Week.

Dancing the Samba, Cliona had both the audience and judges whooping with admiration, with judge Lorraine Barry saying she could only describe the dance as ‘O.M.G!’

No one was eliminated at the end of this special edition of the show – but the votes did count, as the scores will carry over to next week’s show, when the dance-off returns.

With a total of 28 points – including the first ten this season from Julian – Cliona and switch-up partner Vitali were the judges’ favourite on the night.

Cliona has said of the time and effort she has put in week after week, is to do her voters proud – “It’s true, I am working so hard because I really want to do my best for the whole country — not just my county.

Proud of her roots, Cliona is also hoping that country music might benefit from her role in DWTSI adding: “I’d love the show to create more interest in country music, which is a brilliant genre with its own festivals and circuit.”

Text CLIONA to 53125 when voting lines open during the show.

Cliona dances to childhood hero and receives Female Vocalist of the Year Award

by Cliona | Feb 4, 2019 |

It was a sentimental dance on Sunday night for Cliona as her and professional partner Robert danced to Shania Twain – a favourite of Cliona’s from when she was a young girl first starting to sing.

“Great in hold”, Cliona was given great, constructive feedback from the judges scoring a total of 22 – beating the last 2 weeks’ dances, and ending up second on the leaderboard.

But Cliona still needs her fans to VOTE for her, telling the Irish Sun this week, “Obviously I have been up and down the country to get support. I’m hoping people will want to keep me in, and will see my progress every week.”

An early Glitterball trophy at the Sunday World Awards this week for Cliona, being handed yet another Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, three years in a row!

Cliona entertained the Sunday World audience performing a medley of her hits, and before leaving the stage, received roars from the crowd to dance – alongside professional partner Robert, which they delighted in showing a few moves from their latest dance.

 Cliona says “the training has definitely stepped up another gear and The Sunday World Awards gave us the chance to rally votes and hopefully we made a good impression to win new supporters.”

[Cliona Hagan will return to DWTSI next Sunday RTÉ ONE at 6.30pm].

Cliona jives Legally Blonde on Dancing with the Stars Ireland

by Cliona | Jan 28, 2019 |

Cliona and Robert looked very glamorous as they took on ‘Movie Week’ in Dancing With The Stars Ireland this weekend.

Cliona channeling Elle Woods from Legally Blonde danced to a lively jive, keeping consistent for the second week in a row scoring 21 from the judges.

“A perfect pairing”, Cliona and Robert are still amongst the favourites to WIN – but only if her fans keep voting, by texting CLIONA to 53125 during the show.

This week Cliona said she wants the public to learn that Irish country music isn’t just for those who are ‘60 plus’, saying “gigs are regularly packed with young revelers”.

Cliona told the Irish Mirror: “It’s funny because Irish country music is really perceived as being for a certain generation of people, for example, 60 plus.

Fair enough, older generations go to the concerts but if you go to the festivals and the country dances, they’re full to the brim of young people and every age group.

What I love so much about the genre of music that I sing is that it’s not age relevant. You don’t have to be 22 to go to [a show]… The whole family can go. I have to say, Irish country music lovers would have to be the most loyal fans – it’s lovely to be a part of it.”

[Cliona Hagan will return to DWTSI next Sunday RTÉ ONE at 6.30pm].

Cliona through to next round on Dancing with the Stars Ireland

by Cliona | Jan 21, 2019 |

Cliona last night danced her way through to the next round of RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars.

Cliona and dance partner Robert were praised by the judges for “smoldering with their rumba”, as they danced their way through to next weeks show to Rita Ora’s Let You Love Me.

It was the first week where all eleven dancers performed their individual dances, with Cliona and Robert scoring 20 points out of 30 for their routine.

Judge Julian Benson said it “was a ridiculously raunchy rumba from start to finish”. “The chemistry was wonderful… it was mesmerising,” he added.

Cliona also told of how she had invited Tyrone model Kate Grant to join her on last night’s show, who was seen sitting in the audience of Dancing With the Stars after Cliona had surprised her with tickets the evening before on The Ray D’Arcy Show.

The 20-year-old, who recently became the face of global beauty Benefit had previously told of how she had five goals for the new year, including attending the show to see her idol Cliona Hagan dance.

Kate said “it was a dream come true” to watch her friend perform, telling the Belfast Telegraph: “This meant so much to me because I love Cliona and her singing. She really inspires me”.

The first unlucky couple to be voted out of the competition last night was Eilish O’Carroll.

[Cliona Hagan will return to DWTSI next Sunday RTÉ ONE at 6.30pm].

Cliona ‘WOWS’ with first dance on Dancing with the Stars Ireland

by Cliona | Jan 13, 2019 |

Cliona and her professional dance partner Robert Rowiński wowed judges on Dancing with the Stars Ireland last night with their “cool, contemporary country quickstep”, earning them the top spot on the leaderboard.

 

It was the ladies turn last night to take to the dance floor to show off their fancy footwork in the second episode of the new season of DWTSI.

 

Performing a mix of quickstep with line dance to Luke Bryan’s hit ‘Country Girl’, Cliona revealed she had helped choreograph the country elements into her dance. This left judge Julian Benson enthuse, “I love people who push things beyond the bar… the fusion between the quickstep and country…very very clever.”

The biggest critic on the show Judge Brian Redmond praised the “energy and fun” Cliona brought to the night, with Lorraine Barry commending the partnership for the “hardest dance you can do”, adding “it was fantastic”.

Cliona stormed to the top of the leaderboard with 21 points from the judges.

[Cliona Hagan will return to DWTSI next Sunday RTÉ ONE at 6.30pm].

Dancing With The Stars 2019

by | Jan 1, 2019 | 0 comments

Swapping her country shoes for dancing stilettos – this Sunday 6th January, country music star Cliona Hagan will step out of her comfort zone and take to the dance floor on Dancing with the Stars Ireland RTÉ One – hoping to claim the much-coveted Glitterball trophy at the end of the series.

Among the last 3 contestants revealed on the Late Late Show, Cliona said “I’m very excited, nervous, and a little apprehensive, but overall I’m feeling great and can’t wait to see how far I can push myself.”

Each dancing pair will have a different genre to master every week from the paso doble to the waltz and they’ll have just seven days to perfect their routine, before performing live to the nation. 

Hoping to win, Cliona says of her positivity “When I say I want to win Dancing With The Stars, I don’t say that in an egotistical way,” she told the Irish Sun on Sunday.  “I mean it in the sense that you should always try your best in anything that you do, and I always live life to the fullest.” 

Cliona could be a contender – Paddy Power have her at 8/1 to WIN, but she needs her fans support as the series will run for 12 weeks, wrapping up on Sunday 24th March.

With a new presenting duo of 2FM regulars Jennifer Zamparelli (replacing Amanda Byram) and Nicky Byrne, an interesting mix of contestants, and the return of the regular judging line-up, this third series may prove to be the best yet.

Good luck Cliona and keep dancing!

 [Also set to take part in the third series for the race to the coveted Glitterball trophy include: Peter Stringer, Cliona Hagan, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Clelia Murphy, Mairead Ronan, Johnny Ward, Eilish O’Carroll, Denis Bastick, Darren Kennedy, Fred Cooke and Holly Carpenter].

To find out more about how you can vote for Cliona each week, visit Dancing with the Stars on:

Website: https://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/dancing-with-the-stars/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DWTSIRL