Hup / TG4 / Castleisland / Sunday Night / 9:30pm

Patrick O'Keeffe Traditional Music Festival 29-10-2016
Red Shoe Production / Hup crew members: Colin Morrison (seated) with Nuala Dalton (left) Cormac de Barra and Sinéad Ní Bhroin at Nana Bea’s during last October’s Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival . ©Photograph: John Reidy 29-10-2016

Tá an clár Hup ag teacht ó Féile Ceoil Tradisiúnta Phádraig Úí Chaoimh, Oileán Chiarraí ar an oiche dé Domhnaigh seo chugainn ó 9:30pm ar TG4.

The content for this Sunday night’s acclaimed, traditional music programme Hup is coming from last October’s Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival here in Castleisland. The programme will be broadcast on TG4 from 9.30pm.

The content was shot under some of the most favourable weather conditions we got in the whole of last year and the town should look really well in the process.

Red Shoe Production Team

Its trees were rusting and rustling away at their ease along Main Street without a sigh of a breeze as the footage was collected by the Red Shoe Production team.

Locations scout Sinéad Ní Bhroin asked me to join her on the walkabout on the Friday morning of the festival.

She noted the likes of: Jackie Reidy’s Menswear; Crag Cave; Fagin’s Bar; Browne’s Bar; Castle Lighting and Nana Bea’s as being particularly suitable for the shoot.

Risky Occupation

Predicting what locations or players are in or out of the programme at this stage is a highly risky occupation and one I’m refraining from – hindsight being what it is and all that.

The crew began working as soon as they hit the town on Friday afternoon and they canned a lot of street scenes for the programme. Friday night was opening night for the 24th. annual Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival and the footage came in waves.

Many of the musicians and locations were shot on Saturday and the crew members declared themselves delighted with what they had in the can by evening.

Hupped a Ball

With a music / song / no presenter type approach to the presentation of the programmes, it will be end to end performances for the duration.

Credit for this scoop must go to Conor O’Mahony, a first year PR apprentice on the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival committee. Conor knows one of the crew’s elders and Hupped a ball and sin a bhfuil. Hup airs on TG4 at 9-30pm on Sunday nights. Or, you can catch it on the player at:

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