IRISH country music legend Daniel O’Donnell has landed a shocking role in a new Halloween video.
The Donegal singer, 60, is making progress in his acting and music career as he prepares to release a new album ahead of his Dublin gig.
Daniel will mark a career first when he stars in a new Halloween-themed YouTube video, Night of the Daniels.
The clip is set to drop on October 28, just in time for the main spooky night.
The Irish music legend has once again teamed up with the creators of
his viral video “Down At The Lah De Dah”, Shaun Duggan and Ciaran McCann, for this spooky production.
Ladbrokes today revealed the country crooner’s chances of winning an Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) for his efforts.
The bookmakers have made the Donegal native an outsider’s bet with his current odds of 20/1 to land the Best Actor gong at IFTA 2023.
Ladbrokes’ Nicola McGeady said: “Daniel O’Donnell’s acting debut in none other than a Halloween thriller is sure to divide opinion, but it looks like some punters think he might have what it takes to break into the movie scene as we have seen interest in ‘Night of the Daniel’s winning an IFTA!’
Daniel’s Halloween video precedes the release of his brand new studio album of original material titled I Wish You Well.
The singer will make his new music available to the public on November 4, 2022 – in time for Christmas.
The album, which was recorded at Black Mountain Recording Studios in Jenkinstown, Co Louth, will be available in two formats.
A Deluxe A5 Multimedia Book, signed by Daniel, will include a 14-track CD, DVD and hardback and a 12-track standalone CD in a Digi sleeve.
The Deluxe version DVD includes a “making of the album” movie, as well as a book full of new photos of Daniel, taken in and around the studio during recording sessions.
Daniel’s former bandmate Dave Atkins produced the album alongside Ciaran Mitchel, Daniel’s musical director.
Daniel is currently on tour in Canada, and will then perform a number of dates in the United States.
In November, the Donegal native will perform a series of shows in Branson, Missouri, which has become a calendar favorite as his devoted fans flock to see the singer in action over a two-week period.
The Irish country music legend has also announced that he will be playing a gig in Dublin in 2023.
The 60-year-old has played sold-out concerts this summer in Killarney and Derry and will welcome fans to the Bord Gais Energy Theater next year.
Fans can buy their tickets for €51.50 from the Bord Gais Energy Theater website.
Tickets are also available in person at the venue box office, however, payments must be made by card and cash will not be accepted.