Jul 23, 2015
Kathryn Mason
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The TV ratings success story of last year is back!

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July 23rd, 2015

FleadhTV, the ratings success story for TG4 last year, returns Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th August 2015 for four nights of the very best in Irish traditional and contemporary music. Broadcast live from Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo for three hours on TG4 each night from 8.30pm to 11.30pm the show will be presented by newcomer to FleadhTV, Máire Treasa Ni Dhubhghaill, alongside last years team of Lynette Fay and Sligo musical legend Cathy Jordan of Dervish.

Last year FleadhTV enjoyed a strong share of viewership and reached over 850,000 people in the course of the three nights. It also ranked in the end of year Top 10 TG4 programmes of 2014. Building on this success, TG4 have extended the show to a four night run and to three hours of live TV each night. Traditional music is back in the forefront of Irish television.

Fleadh Cheoil is the largest single festival of Irish music in the world and has attendances of 400,000 annually. With lively street sessions, competitions and seisiúns in venues across Sligo, the Fleadh is the place to be every August and FleadhTV will bring the heart of this wonderful event to those who can’t be there.

The FleadhTV main stage, with presenter Máire Treasa at the helm, will be based at great Sligo venue 5th on Teeling. New for 2015 will be the addition of a second stage based at the Riverside Hotel for a “music at the crossroads” feel. Cathy Jordan will be the mainstay of this stage where there is sure to be a lot of craic agus ceol. Also new this year, Lynette Fay will be at the heart of the Fleadh on the streets with a roving crew capturing all those very special moments as they happen.

Artists confirmed to appear over the course of the four programmes include:

Frankie Gavin & De Dannan, Ryan Sheridan, Donal Lunny, Moxie, A Stor Mo Chroí, Frances Black with Aoife and Eoghan Scott, Dervish, Flook and Danú. With lots more acts yet to be announced it’s set to be the music show of the summer!

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill is the well-known face of “Rugbaí BEO” on TG4. As an experienced television presenter, she has been involved in media for the past seven years and it is the variety that the job brings makes it all the more enjoyable. Having been brought up in a family immersed in music, she is very excited about her involvement in this year’s “FLEADHTV,” which marries her passion for traditional music with her love of live television! Tá sí ag súil go mór leis an gcraic!

Lynette Fay is an award winning presenter and producer, working across tv and radio. She is from Dungannon, Co Tyrone. Lynette has worked across numerous BBC departments and BBC Radio Ulster programmes. Since going freelance in 2010, Lynette now has her own radio show The Lynette Fay Show and presents the contemporary traditional music show Blas Ceoil, both weekly on BBC Radio Ulster. On TV she presented the hugely popular BBC series Blas Ceoil. She recently provided the voiceover for the hugely successful BBC NI True North Series Keepin Er Country.

Cathy Jordan’s love for traditional singing and music in general was instilled at a young age and music and song was abundant in her house as she grew up. She is a self taught guitar, bodhran, bones and bouzouki player. In 1991 Cathy joined Sligo based traditional group Dervish and started her recording career with the Dervish album “Harmony Hill” to huge critical acclaim. This saw Cathy returning to her roots of traditional music and song and sparked off a musical journey which has spanned  over 2 decades. During that time Cathy has been the front woman and bodhran player with the group and has led them through  thousands of concerts  in hundreds of cities in nearly 40 countries. Cathy has  a deep understanding of the Irish tradition and is regarded as one of the finest traditional singers in Ireland today.

Gifted Empire Productions broke new ground with massive audience ratings on TG4 and became a huge success with their groundbreaking coverage of Fleadh Live from Fleadh Ceoil 2013 from Derry. In 2014 they again worked with TG4 on the series Bosca Ceoil which ran over 13 weeks. FleadhTV in 2014 built on the success of Fleadh Live and ended up in the Top 10 programmes for 2014 with TG4. Gifted Empire have productions in development for launching later in 2015.

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Beidh FleadhTV, an clár a raibh rátaí iontacha lucht féachana aige ar TG4 anuraidh, ar ais ó Dhéardaoin an 12 Lúnasa go dtí Dé Domhnaigh an 16 Lúnasa 2015 le ceithre oíche as a chéile de cheol traidisiúnta na hÉireann agus go deimhin de cheol na linne seo in Éirinn.  Beidh sé á chraoladh beo ón bhFleadh Cheoil i Sligeach ar TG4 gach oíche idir 8.30 i.n. agus 11.30 i.n.   Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, an chéad uair aici ar FleadhTV, a chuirfidh na cláir i láthair in éineacht le meitheal láithreoireachta na bliana seo caite, Lynette Fay agus bean iomráiteach an cheoil i Sligeach, Cathy Jordan ón ngrúpa Dervish.

Tharraing FleadhTV sciar maith den lucht féachana anuraidh agus bhí  850,000 duine a bhreathnaigh air i rith na dtrí oíche. Bhí sé freisin ar cheann den 10 gclár ba mhó lucht féachana ar TG4 i rith na bliana 2014.  Mar gheall ar a fheabhas a d’éirigh leis, tá an ceathrú hoíche curtha leis an tsraith ag TG4 i mbliana agus beidh trí huaire an chloig á chraoladh beo gach oíche. Tá an ceol traidisiúnta ar ais os comhair an tslua ar theilifís na hÉireann.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann an fhéile is mó ar domhan do cheol na hÉireann agus bíonn slua 400,000 i láthair gach bliain.  Leis na seisiúin bhríomhara ar an tsráid, comórtais agus seisiúin in ionaid éagsúla ar fud Shligigh, ní féidir an Fhleadh a shárú i mí Lúnasa.  Tabharfaidh FleadhTV croí agus anam na hócáide seo acu siúd nach féidir leo féin an fhéile a fhreastal.

Beidh príomhstáitse FleadhTV, le Máire Treasa ina Bean an Tí, lonnaithe san ionad iontach sin i Sligeach, 5th on Teeling. Cor nua sa bhliain 2015 is ea an dara stáitse suite ag an Riverside Hotel ag a mbeidh ceol le macalla de cheol an damhsa ag an gcrosbhóthar. Cathy Jordan a bheidh ar an stiúir ansin agus is cinnte go mbeidh neart craic agus ceoil ar an ardán ann.  Cor nua eile i mbliana is ea Lynette Fay a bheith i gceartlár an aonaigh le criú siúil ar na sráideanna ag faire ar na nóiméid speisialta sin uile a cheapadh don lucht féachana ar thob na huaire.

Arna ceoltóirí a bhfuil deimhnithe go mbeidh siad le feiceáil i rith shraith na gceithre chlár, tá:

Frankie Gavin & De Dannan, Ryan Sheridan, Donal Lunny, Moxie, A Stór Mo Chroí, Frances Black le Aoife agus Eoghan Scott, Dervish, Flook agus Danú. Ó tá cuid mhór ceoltóirí eile nach bhfuil á bhfógairt ag an tráth seo, is cinnte go mbeidh sé ar an gclár ceoil is iomráití i rith an tsamhraidh!

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NÓTAÍ DO NA hEAGARTHÓIRÍ:

Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill an láithreoir iomráiteach a chuireann “Rugbaí BEO” i láthair ar TG4.Tá sí ag obair leis na meáin chumarsáide le seacht mbliana anuas agus is í an éagsúlacht a thagann leis an obair a thugann sásamh faoi leith di.  Ó bhí a muintir riamh báite sa cheol, tá sí an-tógtha leis an deis páirt a ghlacadh i mbliana in “FLEADHTV,” an dúil chráite atá aici sa cheol traidisiúnta agus an taitneamh mór a bhaineann sí as craoltóireacht beo ar an teilifís in aon iarraidh amháin! Tá sí ag súil go mór leis an gcraic!

Lynette Fay Tá gradaim buaite ag Lynette Fay, ar as Dún Geanainn i gContae Thír Eoghain í, as ucht a cuid oibre ina láithreoir agus ina léiritheoir ar an teilifís agus ar an raidió.  D’oibrigh Lynette i rannóga éagsúla de chuid BBC agus ar chláir éagsúla ar BBC Raidió Uladh.  Ó chuaigh sí amach ag obair aisti féin sa bhliain 2010, tá clár raidió dá cuid féin, The Lynette Fay Show, agus clár faoi cheol traidisiúnta na linne seo, Blas Ceoil, á gcur i láthair aici gach seachtain ar BBC Raidió Uladh. Ar an teilifís, is í a chuireadh sraith Blas Ceoil an BBC i láthair.  Le gairid, is í a rinne an tráchtaireacht gutha ar Shraith True North BBC Thuaisceart Éireann Keepin ‘Er Country.

Cathy Jordan Tá luí ag Cathy Jordan le hamhránaíocht thraidisiúnta agus leis an gceol go ginearálta ó thús a saoil agus bhí an ceol agus na hamhráin go seasta síoraí sa teach sa bhaile agus í ag éirí aníos.  Mhúin sí di féin leis an ngiotár a sheinm, chomh maith leis an mbodhrán, na cnámha agus an basúcaí.  Thosaigh sí leis an ngrúpa traidisiúnta Dervish as Sligeach sa bhliain 1991 agus tharraing aird agus moladh na léirmheastóirí uirthi féin leis an gcéad taifeadadh ar an albam Harmony Hill leis an ngrúpa sin.  Bhí Cathy ag filleadh ar an dúchas leis an gceol agus an amhránaíocht thraidisiúnta agus tá bóthar fada siúlta aici i mbun an cheoil ó shin.  I rith an achair sin, tá Cathy chun tosaigh ar an stáitse ag an ngrúpa, chomh maith leis an mbodhrán a chasadh, agus tá na mílte ceolchoirmeacha sna céadta cathracha i nach mór 40 tír déanta aici.  Tá tuiscint dhomhain ag Cathy ar thraidisiún na hÉireann agus áirítear ar dhuine de na hamhránaithe traidisiúnta is fearr in Éirinn í sa lá atá inniu ann.

Rinne Gifted Empire Productions obair cheannródaíochta agus baineadh rátaí arda lucht féachana amach ar TG4 le Fleadh Live a chraoladh ó Fhleadh Ceoil 2013 i nDoire.  D’oibrigh siad arís le TG4 sa bhliain 2014 ar an tsraith Bosca Ceoil a craoladh ar feadh 13 seachtaine. Chuir FleadhTV sa bhliain 2014 lenar baineadh amach le Fleadh Live agus bhí sé ar cheann den 10 gclár ba mhó lucht féachana ar TG4 i rith na bliana 2014. Tá léiriúcháin eile á dtabhairt chun cinn ag Gifted Empire a sheolfar níos faide amach sa bhliain 2015.

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‘Easy Love’ is the irresistible new single from Norfolk newcomer, Sigala, set for release on the illustrious Ministry Of Sound label. Impact date is September 4th 2015.

Featuring a cleared Jackson 5 sample, ‘Easy Love’ is a soulful first solo release from Londoner Sigala.

Michael Jackson’s flowing vocal sample intertwines with the melody; appearing then descending into the mix. This is subtlety nuanced by elegant piano chords that build to the track’s climax. Creating a feel good summer song that set to smash the charts the World over!

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Vive la France! Celebrate Bastille Day 2015 in style with Chanteuse Jeannette Byrne.

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Jeannette Byrne will play the The Sugar Club on July 14th 2015 for an evening celebrating the legendary Édith Piaf and her music. This special show makes the occasion of the centenary year of Piaf’s birth in 1915.

Jeannette Byrne’s critically acclaimed “No Regrets…the music of Édith Piaf” has been packing out venues nationwide over the 18 months. To celebrate the French National Holiday, Bastille Day (July 14th), Jeannette will bring “No Regrets…” to Dublin’s Sugar Club for once off extra special evening. 2015 is the 100th anniversary of Piaf’s birth and this will be a wonderful tribute.

Through music and creative visuals, Jeannette has created a show about the life, loves and music of Piaf. Telling tales of Piaf’s career, personal life and anecdotes, the show is hugely entertaining as well as being a fitting interpretation and celebration of her music.

So come join Jeannette in this fun filled evening and Vive la France!

What her audiences say:

  • “What a performance last night – atmosphere, venue, production, band and ‘The Voice’ all on point! We all loved you. The hard work evident in your compelling delivery. Go Girl…”
  • “Jeannette was truly amazing!”
  • “Great show and tribute to Piaf. Jeannette was magnifique!”
  • “I cried at least twice …these songs are so evocative and powerful…the show is more than I could have expected.”

Tickets: https://www.sugarclubtickets.com

Website: http://www.jeannettebyrne.com

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