Traditional Irish Music
Commercial : August 18th, 19th & 20th 2017 sees the return of the revolutionary music television programme, FleadhTV on TG4. This is live music TV but not as you know it! Think Glastonbury with the best of Irish traditional musicians from the beating heart of Fleadh Cheoil Ennis 2017 all with a very modern edge. FleadhTV will air live from 8.30pm to 11.30pm over three great August nights. Fleadh Cheoil 2017 takes place in Ennis, Co Clare and attracts over 400,000 people annually to the week-long festival.
Hector Ó hEochagáin has been announced as a new presenter on FleadhTV joining the team of Mairéad Ni Chuaig and Lynette Fay. Each presenter is at the centre of the Fleadh action. Hector will be creating a frenzy on the streets of Ennis bringing all kinds of madness and mayhem; Lynette will be hosting from the new market building where there will be many artisan crafts, foods and fun alongside a very special acoustic stage, while Mairéad will be the cornerstone of the show at the main stage in the heart of the town.
In this new television era the production company behind the show, Gifted Empire, has recognised multiscreen viewing habits and have for 2017 further develop their online programming to be a second screen for the programme. Always at the cutting edge with their social coverage, this year sees many exciting developments.
Speaking about the 2017 coverage and social media coverage, Paul McKay from Gifted Empire, FleadhTV’s Series Producer and Director, said “We are thrilled with the incredible musicians we have confirmed and announced today for FleadhTV from Ennis. All roads lead to Ennis and the heart of the Fleadh! Apart from all the wonderful Acts on our FleadhTV stages, we are particularly excited about the plans we have for our social media coverage this year. We have a dedicated Social Media Presenter, Michaél Ó Ciaraidh, on the team who will be presenting a mixture of Live broadcasts during ad breaks, exclusive encore performances only on our Facebook page plus capturing the real action happening at Fleadh, we can’t wait for August 18/19/20!”
Confirmed to appear on FleadhTV 2017 are Sharon Shannon & Big Band, Lúnasa, Clannad, Gerry 'Banjo' O'Connor, Na Mooneys, The Finnegan McSherry Band, Kilfenora Céilí Band le Tulla Pipe Band & Ballyea Youth Choir, Lisa Canny Band, Bow Bro's, Rioghnach Connolly & Family, Daoiri Farrell & Blackie O'Connell, The Mulcahy Family, Kevin Crawford, Skippers Alley, Las, Fusion Fighters and many many more…
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