A special programme bringing the best of young traditional music talent to our screens. Siansa Ghael Linn is a competition and a mentorship initiative to cultivate new emerging traditional musicians, run annually by Gael Linn. Recorded in the National Concert Hall, we are treated to the very best of musical talent under the mentorship of master musicians Mary Bergin, Mark Kelly and Dónal O’Connor. The programme features the various groups at home in familiar surroundings as they prepare for their debut on the National Concert Hall stage and highlights Ireland’s emerging talent. Watch the show from the previous 3 years here: 2015 2014 2013
TG4 celebrate the last 25 years of Whelans with a New Year’s Eve Special programme presented by Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Una Mullally. With performances from The Riptide Movement, Cathy Davey, Gavin James, Ham Sandwich, Tri-Tones and The 4 Of Us.
Broadcasting live from the Cork Opera house, Dáithí Ó Sé and Aoife Ní Thuairisg present this musical celebration where Gradam Ceoil TG4 are awarded to the masters of music and song. We have Musician of the Year Máirtín O’Connor on stage with his musical companions Dónal Lunny, Zoe Conway and many others, also featuring music from The Bonny Men; Ensemble Ériú; Róisín White; Bobby Gardiner & friends; and Micheál Ó Súilleabháin, Paddy Glackin, Liam O’Flynn, Neil Martin.
Hataí is a half hour documentary for TG4 which represents a comprehensive portrait of Irish women in the 21st century; their fascination with hats will take us on a journey of discovery. Our companion for the journey is none other than the King of Crowns himself Philip Treacy.
The film places the muscular physicality of a solo male dancer within the socially and spiritually resonant architecture of a Catholic church. This bringing together of dance and location invites a timely reflection on the impact of the Church on the formation of the Irish body.