Glaoch An Cheoil

2013 series, 'Glaoch An Cheoil', followed four Irish musicians as they lead a campaign to put hundreds of unused instruments into the hands of learners and prepared them to perform at a once in a lifetime concert in front of the President of Ireland.

Based in 4 provincial centres around the country – Belmullet in Connaught, Ring in Munster, Clondalkin in Leinster and Gweedore in Ulster, each area had a mentor to inspire the community to get involved.

Clondalkin in Leinster featured Colm Ó Snodaigh from Kíla, Gaoth Dobhair in Ulster has fiddler Liz Doherty, Belmullet in Connacht featured box player and Ragús member Fergal Ó Murchú and An Rinn in Munster has flautist and fiddle player Johnny McCarthy.

All of the aspiring musicians performed in a community concert in front of an audience of their supportive family, friends and teachers, with each mentor ultimately choosing the two people they felt best embodied the spirit of the Glaoch an Cheoil project. The chosen eight learners were then offered the chance of a lifetime – to perform in Áras an Uachtarain in a special gala concert for President Michael D. Higgins.

Produced by Bernadine Carraher & Bill Hughes for Mind the Gap Films, and Directed by Cathal Watters, Glaoch An Cheoil, completed full Picture and Sound post production here at Screen Scene, where it was Edited by Mary Crumlish.

Oleg Jitov, Warren Dowling and Simon Thornton were the online editors on the show, with Mark Fitzpatrick handling the sound Mix, John O’Riordan whipping up the graphics, and Elish Sheridan Co-Coordinating Post Production.

The 8 part series ran until St. Stephen’s Day 2013.