Una Mullally

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Ceol ar an Imeall: Series 5 coming soon

The alternative music show on TG4 has been commissioned for a fifth series

Mon, Apr 1, 2013, 15:30


Ceol ar an Imeall aka Music on the Edge, the alternative music show I do for TG4, produced by Red Shoe has been commissioned for a fifth series. Yay!

Making music programming is hugely enjoyable, and over the past four series of Ceol, we’ve broadcast live studio sessions from over 80 Irish acts, and interviews with forty international acts, from The xx to Marina and the Diamonds, CocoRosie to St Vincent, Alabama Shakes to Local Natives, Austra to Azari & III. We pride ourselves on talking to interesting acts, and doing studio sessions with Irish bands making quality music who mightn’t necessarily have another TV outlet.

Booking acts for Ceol (another part of the job) is fun, especially because I’m constantly reminded of how many awesome Irish musicians there are out there. Some of the acts we book are super experienced, and for others it’s their first time inside a TV studio. But we always try and get a good representation of Irish music across all genres. Pre-production starts this week and I already have a long list of bands that we want on the show, but there’s always room for more. It doesn’t matter if your band has been around for yonks, or if you just started making music a couple of months ago. The emphasis should always be on quality. If you think you or your band are deadly enough to make it on to series five, leave a link to your music in the comment section of this post. While I do listen to all of the music I receive, I won’t be able to reply to everyone individually.

You can watch loads of videos from previous series here.