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TG4 to air ‘CUMAR - A Galway Rhapsody’ on Culture Night
04 Sep 2020 : News Desk
The feature-length documentary about Galway and the Arts will air at 9:30pm on Culture Night, Friday 18th September on TG4.

The documentary premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2019 and won Best Documentary Award at the London Irish Film Festival 2019.‘CUMAR - A Galway Rhapsody’was scheduled for general release earlier in 2020, however was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cumar (the Irish for Confluence) is an artistic exploration of Galway examining the myriad confluences which have shaped its unique cultural fabric. Filming was carried out over four seasons charting the city and county’s changing pallettes, moods and weather fronts.

Featured artists in the documentary include writer Mike McCormack, poet Rita Ann Higgins, Singer Róisín Seoighe, Macnas director Noeline Kavanagh, visual artist Padraic Reaney,musician Máirtín O'Connor and comedian Tommy Tiernan.  These artists combine to give a refreshing, inspiring and often candid insight into the life of the artist in Galway.

Directed by Aodh Ó Coileáin, CUMAR – A Galway Rhapsodyis an ilDána film, funded by TG4 and the Arts Council, in association with Galway Film Centre.

CUMAR – A Galway Rhapsodyairs on TG4 on Culture Night, Friday 18th September, at 9:30pm and will be repeated on Wednesday 30th September at 9:30pm.






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