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Ceol ar an Imeall returns for a new series


Ceol ar an Imeall 7-10

Parental Rating: G

This episode features live performances in studio from The Statics, Randolf and the Crokers and Colder Seas. Eithne Shortall also meets with The Staves.

First Shown: 14 Oct

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This week we have live performances in studio from The Statics, Randolf and the Crokers and Colder Seas. Eithne Shortall also meets with The Staves.


Ceol ar an Imeall, TG4’s music programme, returns with a bang for its seventh season. This year the show aimed to attract the biggest international names of any Irish music programme – and has more than hit the target with exclusive television interviews with the likes of St Vincent and Mark Ronson.  It also keeps its alternative music roots, showcasing live, tailored performances from superb Irish bands such as Ham Sandwich, Bitch Falcon and Oh Boland, and international acts Sam Amidon, The Staves and Ryley Walker.

The series is fronted by Cian Ó Cíobháin and Eithne Shortall. 

Cian – new music enthusiast and presenter of Raidió Na Gaeltachta’s underground music programme An Taobh Tuathail  – introduces us to the best of Irish acts like Fierce Mild and Buffalo Woman:  “In recent years, I’ve usually felt more let down than excited by what passes for alternative guitar rock these days, but being introduced by the programme to hugely-talented native acts like Bitch Falcon, Oh Boland and Fierce Mild made me change my tune.  The future is bright.”

Eithne  – arts journalist, music lover and interview aficionado – spoke to our stellar international acts. “I believe we’ve delivered something special with this season of Ceol ar an Imeall. We’ve attracted bigger international names than any other music programme made in Ireland this year.”

During its ten-week run, Ceol ar an Imeall will feature performances from 23 Irish bands and interviews with ten international acts. In future episodes, St Vincent reveals her matriarchal upbringing and how she attempts to subvert beauty norms; José Gonzalez discusses his refugee background; Everything, Everything explain sneaking world politics into radio-friendly pop songs; and Chvrches talk about online abuse.

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