This week's programme features music from Belfast based 'Olympic Lifts' who have a unique mix of Indie rock and Hip Hop, currently making waves in the UK and as far away as Japan.
The series fronted by a new posse of presenters, Tomaí O Conghaile, Gráinne McElwain and Eoghan Mac Diarmada, the series will feature all the latest news and music in it’s own irreverent and passionate style. The presenters will steer an energetic and lively mix of Imeall Geal’s brand of celebrity chat, up and coming bands and audience opinion. Expect sharp humour and insight as the show promises to be frank, funny, and unpredictable.
The celebrity chat in Imeall Geal will be complemented with music acts playing live to a local intimate audience. Acts featuring on the series include Director, Foy Vance, The Flaws, Jinx Lennon, Paula Flynn and The Delorentoes.
Each week the programme will also showcase the best of Ulster’s unsigned bands, including Newry’s own The Beat Poets, The Flaws and The Olympic Lifts.
Imeall Geal is also offering a chance for young budding film makers and pranksters to show their one minute video blog, short film, comedy act, mini documentary, or rant on BBC Two Northern Ireland as part of their programme.
Moira Sweeney, producer says: “Imeall Geal is the latest in alternative late night chat and music and will be edgy and stylish with a healthy dash of irreverence. The presenters and audience will not be a afraid to share their passions so expect humour and frankness to light up the Irish Language for everyone, whether or not you are a fluent speaker. If you want to know where it's at, tune in to Imeall Geal. This is the Bright Edge!”
For your chance to be in the audience for this exciting new Irish Language programme contact firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. Filming is taking place at the Sean Holywood Arts Centre in Newry on Sunday afternoons from at 1pm between January, 13 and March 2, 2008.
Imeall Geal Thursday is on January 13 on BBC Two Northern Ireland at 10pm For more information on the programme logo on to bbc.co.uk/ni/ig. This website will go live on the week of transmission.
Calling all young budding filmmakers and pranksters
Imeall Geal is offering a chance for young budding film makers and pranksters to show their video blog, short film, comedy act, mini documentary, or rant on Imeall Geal. For your chance to be selected upload your video online and send a link to email@example.com Video clips must be no longer than 75seconds. One Video clip will be selected each week and the winners will win mystery prizes chosen by our Celebrity guests.
Tomaí Ó Conghaile
Tomaí Ó Conghaile is a 25 year old energetic Gaelic speaker from Killeavy, near Newry. He currently presents Blas on BBC Radio Ulster. Tomaí got his first taste of the media at Trinity College Dublin where he was Irish Language Editor of the Trinity News. He had first-hand experience of today’s challenging media landscape as a journalist and Deputy Editor for the Irish language daily newspaper, Lá Nua.
Gráinne is a 31 year old from Ballinode beside Scotstown in North Monaghan. Gráinne received a degree in Irish and History from the University of Ulster, Coleraine. Her passion is sport, she plays a few tunes on the box and the whistle and has a passion for fashion! She has spent the last four years producing and presenting sports programmes for TG4 but is really looking forward to the challenge of taking part BBC Two Northern Ireland’s new studio programme Imeall Geal .
Eoghan Mac Diarmada
23 year old Eoghan Mac Diarmada is a graduate of politics and Irish. He is currently starring in the new TG4 drama series SEACHT, fronts the music show Pop4 and does regular stints as a radio DJ. On top of that he loves to dance! He has just danced as part of the opening act on Rihanna's sold-out Dublin show. Good looking with an easy, self effacing charm, Eoghan will leave the cailiní on Imeall Geal swooning.