Dáithí Ó Sé launched a brand new TG4 music series last Friday (Friday 11th Dec) in Conradh na Gaeilge on Harcourt Street. He was joined at the launch by series presenter Iarla Ó Lionáird and singers Damien Dempsey, Paul Brady and Declan O’Rourke. The series sees award-winning singer Iarla Ó Lionáird takes a trip to meet friends and to bring us a lively rearrangement of some of the Irish songs that we all know. Each performance will be enhanced by specially created animations visualising the story of each of the featured popular songs.
The series is co-produced for TG4 by Sónta Teo, an independent production company based in Conamara and Cartoon Saloon, one of Ireland’s best known animation companies. Cúilín Dualach, a previous innovative collaboration between these two companies, garnered a host of national and international awards.
Iarla Ó Lionáird is one of our most acclaimed singers and has performed worldwide aS a solo performer and as lead singer with the Afro Celt Sound System at venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, The Royal Opera House in London, at The Sydney Opera House and in Cape Town, Rome and Tokyo.
In this series, he is staying much closer to home as he journeys through Ireland to meet other popular singers to watch as they can breathe new life into some old favourites in performances that will form part of a totally new creative version of the song when fused with the new animations.