Former One Directioner Niall Horan is set to collaborate with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

RTÉ has announced that the Mullingar native will record an exclusive performance with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

The "very special" show featuring Horan and his band accompanied by 45 members of the orchestra will air on RTÉ One's television station this May.

The performance, conducting by Gavin Murphy, will feature songs from Horan's debut solo album Flicker.

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The 24-year-old will also speak to radio host and close pal Eoghan McDermott about music and life.

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Speaking about the collaboration, Horan said, "I made an album that came from the heart, my heart is in Ireland and I feel that there’s no better way than to go on national television and play those songs with a 45-piece orchestra – and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra is one of the best in Europe, if not the world."

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Gavin Murphy added, "All of us at the RTÉ Concert Orchestra are really looking forward to working with Niall and his band. Studio 1 is a very special place for music and we are very excited about playing our arrangements of his great songs. We had a rehearsal on Friday and there was a bit of magic in the air – and hopefully, this will give his fans around the world a chance to hear Niall performing his big hits in a brand new way."

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