A number of local musicians will feature on TG4’s Cúltír (‘Hinterland’) this Sunday (September 11th) at 9.30 pm as the programme places a focus on County Roscommon.
Rooted in live performance, Cúltír (‘Hinterland’) sees Pauline Scanlon and Aoife Ní Bhriain – both rising stars of the Irish music scene – guide viewers through the musical and cultural heartbeat of six Irish counties.
Focusing primarily on traditional and folk music, Cúltír takes viewers to Kilkenny, Fingal, Tipperary, Roscommon, Cork and Westmeath.
Pauline and Aoife take to the stage with the cream of each county’s musical talent, from John Spillane in Co. Cork to Mick Hanly in Co. Kilkenny and across the Shannon to Roscommon where we hear from the legendary Matt Molloy and John Carty to Leslie Dowdall and rapper JyellowL in Fingal to Westmeath legends Foster & Allen.
Presenters and guests perform in front of a live audience for one night only, at a diverse range of local venues, from the intimate Tots Pub in Ballygurteen in West Cork to the Manor House at Mount Juliet, Co. Kilkenny, King House in Boyle, Co. Roscommon to The Barn, Tyrellspass.
Roscommon will be the focus on September 11th at 9.30 pm on TG4 as Pauline joins a number of superb performers for a night of live music from King House in Boyle. Among the musical royalty on the bill are Matt Molloy and John Carty, while Pauline performs an emotional version of Gorta na Móna. Other musical highlights include a unique ensemble of seven female flute payers and Aoife performing with a wealth of local fiddlers calling themselves the Roscommon Rascals for one night only!
Aoife’s excursions take her in search of Turlough O’Carolan, the godfather of harpists, as well as digging through centuries of history at Rathcroghan, and decades of coal-mining at Arigna.