When the three Padden siblings appear on ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ on Friday night it won’t be the first time that Crossmolina has been represented on this, the biggest live TV show of the year.
Ethan Padden (14), and his twin sisters Laura and Amy (12), will be among just seven young acts selected to appear with Ryan Tubridy for the annual pre-Christmas television extravaganza on RTE One.
A total of over 1,000 aspiring young entertainment acts applied to perform on the show, whittled down to 36 auditions.
Ethan, who attends Gortnor Abbey Secondary School in Crossmolina, plays violin, and has achieved two High Achiever Awards from the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Laura is studying piano while Amy plays bass guitar – both girls attend Richmond National School, Crossmolina.
The Padden trio will perform with a Sean Nos dance group from Leitrim.
The children’s parents, Robert and Regina Padden, are members of one of the west’s best-known bands, Wavelength.
Robert Padden’s first cousin, David Duffy, now a respected session musician based in Nashville, brought the 1992 ‘Toy Show’ to a close with his stunning violin solo.