We worked with Gifted Empire productions to produce TG4XX BEO for TG4.
Dónal O’Connor was the Senior Producer/Music Supervisor and Cormac O’Kane was Broadcast sound supervisor whilst Richard Browne was broadcast sound assistant.
TG4 to celebrate their 20th birthday with a special Oíche Shamhna live extravaganza!
TG4XX Beo is a 360º visual feast celebrating Ireland’s rich culture, language, music and dance.
TG4XX Beo is about old traditions and new directions fusing together – music, dance, songs, guests and conversation representing our culture at it’s very best. Featuring: Hothouse Flowers, Máirtín O’Connor Big Band, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin, PRODIJIG, Duke Special & Ulaid – McSherry, O’Connor, Graham, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Emma Ní Fhíoruisce le Eve Belle & Megan Nic Ruairí, IMLÉ le Maitiú Ó Casaide, Nell Ní Chróinín & Seamus Begley, Pólca 4, Kormac & Daithí Liam Ó Maonlaí and a specially curated performance with choirs from various Gaeltacht communities plus many more.
Oíche Shamhna provides the backdrop for this magical night with thirty specially created characters, created by Billy Mag Fhloinn, taking centre stage for an evening of extraordinary festivities. TG4XX Beo will take place in venues all over the country, from the main central purpose built pavilion at the NUIG Quad in the heart of Galway city, from the home of TG4 in Baile na hAbhann in the Connemara Gaeltacht as well as two satellite units, one at the western tip of the Dingle Peninsula in west Kerry Gaeltacht at the legendary Páidí Ó Sé pub and the second in Donegal at Ionad Cois Locha, Gweedore.
The very special guest at the Quad in NUIG will be Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins who will give a live address during the programme. His presence is of particular significance, given that one of his most praised achievements as Arts Minister in the 1990s was the establishment of Teilifís na Gaeilge, now TG4. He is held in particular affection for that. A very special welcome will surely be extended to him.