Jedward Glasgow St Patrick's Day 2024: How to see the singing siblings and what did Louis Walsh say?

A well-known Glasgow pub have a pair of surprise guests appearing this weekend.

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Jedward are visiting Glasgow this month.Jedward are visiting Glasgow this month.
Jedward are visiting Glasgow this month.

Pop duo Jedward were back in the news this week after comments made by former manager Louis Walsh on STV reality television programme Celebrity Big Brother.

If you'd forgotten about the divisive act, there's a chance to refresh your memory and spend St Patrick's Day with them in Glasgow this weekend - at Oran Mor on Byres Road.

Here's all the information you need.

Who are Jedward?

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Irish twin brothers John and Edward Grimes, better known as their stage name Jedward, first found fame as John & Edward in the sixth series of X Fctor in 2009. Despite only coming seventh they went on to achieve succcess both in both the music and television industry - reportedly the fifth most financially successful act to have emerged from the television talent show. They have released four studio albums, with the first two - Planet Jedward and Victory - both going double platinum in Ireland. They have also represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 2011 and 2012.

Television appearances have included Jedward: Let Loose, Jedward's Big Adventure (2012–2014), Celebrity Big Brother 8, Celebrity Big Brother 19 and Celebrity Coach Trip 4.

What did Louis Walsh say?

Jedward hit the headlines this week after comments made by former manager and X Factor judge Louis Walsh on Celebrity Big Brother, where he called the brothers "vile".

He said: "They were vile. but they were great. I got five million quid for them, I swear on my mother's life. But they were novelty, it was great for the show, and it was all about the show".

Jedward hit back on X, formerly Twitter, claiming they "fired Louis...after he talked about us", adding: "Louis Walsh is a cold hearted b*****d who didn't even send us flowers when our mum died."

What's happening at the event?

The Oran Mor publicity for the event on Sunday, March 17, reads as follows: "You are invited to meet us at the end of the rainbow for an all-day St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza that’s more epic than a leprechaun’s quest for the perfect pair of green shoes! For the main event itself upstairs… we’ve got live music that’ll make you jig even if you have two left feet, and boozy bingo that could kit you out with the ultimate Guinness merchandise!

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"And if that’s not enough? Jedward are the unexpected pot of gold you never knew you needed. Downstairs? The first 50 lucky souls to stumble through the door will be rewarded with the nectar of the Irish gods – free Guiness! So, lace up your dancing shoes, practice your best bingo call, and prepare for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration so legendary, even the leprechauns are RSVPing."

How much is the event?

Tickets for the St Patrick's Day celebration at the Oran Mor are £15.

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets are available here.

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