CÚLTÍR programme to focus on Fingal to air on TG4

by Rose Barrett
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An exciting new series, Cúltír (“Hinterland”) on TG4 will feature Fingal on Sunday, August 28 at 9.30pm, writes Rose Barrett.

The Fingal programme explores Fingal’s priceless Neolithic heritage at the Bremore Passage Tombs with Heritage Officer Christine Baker, as well as showing a contemporary, modern, urban, vibrant Fingal.

Supported by Fingal County Council as part of its Creative Ireland Programme, the programme will feature singer Pauline Scanlon and violinist Aoife Ní Bhriain celebrate the music and ancient culture of Fingal. For Aoife, it’s a happy homecoming to her native county, as she performs with her father, legendary piper Mick O’Brien.

A lively and diverse night of music from the Irish Institute of Music and Song in Balbriggan sees the great Leslie Dowdall on-stage, while dance troupe ProdiJIG, rapper JyellowL (below) and balladeers Sean Fitzgerald and Daragh Lynch head an eclectic line-up which also includes folk fusion quarter Pontún and young fiddler Róisín O’Connor, supported by her parents Paudie O’Connor and Aoife Ní Chaoimh.

Meanwhile, Aoife goes in search of Fingal’s ancient roots, including visiting Garristown Mill and the Hide Sculpture and meeting the county’s famous “Mummers” (feature photo) as well as David O’Connor, Seán McPhilbín and Garett Phelan along the way.

Monday, August 28 on TG4 at 9.20pm – CÚLTÍR to focusing on Fingal.

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