TG4’s reputation for quality and diversity was further enhanced at this weekend’s IFTA Film and Drama ceremony where the Irish language channel took an array of awards.
TG4XX Beo, which received the award for Live Event. This was a live concert event that took place in venues all over the country to celebrate TG4’s 20th Birthday. Taking part in the celebrations for the event were Liam Ó Maonlaí, Le Galaxie & Daithí, Banna Mháirtín O’Connor, Sharon Shannon, Duke Special & Ulaid, ProdiJIG, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & Aeons. Produced by Gifted Empire.
Taking the award in the Irish Language category was Fir Bolg. It is a 6 part comic drama that tells the troubled story of a group of musicians. 25 years after an acrimonious split, Ireland’s greatest traditional band decide to hit the road again. But, with the absence of their founding member, the road to a happy reunion is far from smooth. This series follows the Fir Bolg as they attempt to recapture a moment in time amid bitter breakups and sweet reconciliations. Starring, Patrick Bergin, Seán McGinley, Don Wycherley, Aonghus McAnally, Peadar Cox, Paddy Courtney and Caroline Morahan with cameo appearances by Daniel O’Donnell, Marty Morrissey, Amy Huberman, Ryan Tubridy, Liam Cunningham and Stephen Rea. Produced by Dearg Films.
Ardstiúrthóir TG4, Alan Esslemont, congratulated the winners of this year’s IFTA. “TG4 has received prizes at each national award scheme since we came on air 22 years ago,” he said “Winning in direct competition against some of the finest quality English language TV content available confirms our belief that TG4 compares and competes with the best. TG4 is delighted to partner with IFTA this year in broadcasting the awards ceremony with highlights of the evenings proceedings on Saturday June 2nd at 9.25pm ”.
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