A new series on agricultural shows will be featuring some familiar faces from the circuit in Donegal.
Beidh Aonach Amárach is back on TG4 on Wednesdays, from 24 February 8.30pm.
With 140 agricultural shows across Ireland, this scene is hugely popular with competitors and spectators. But in 2020, for the first time in history – all country shows have been cancelled.
That didn’t stop show producers from thinking outside the box to share stories from the local farming scene.
Although the show will not ‘go on’, the show-people – the winners, the losers, the bakers, the potters, the craftspeople, the florists, the artists continue their passions.
Throughout 2020, TG4 cameras and crews captured the stories of the people of all ages and backgrounds who vie for the top spots in an amazing range of competitions.
Among local Donegal residents to feature are Chef and Musician Brian Dannie Minnie Ó Domhnaill from Annagry and Isabella Rowatt, who runs Bellaville Farm in Gortahork.
In episode two, we go on a trip down memory lane with John & Eileen Gallagher, a couple from Donegal who have been dancing with each other for more than 40 years.
Beidh Aonach Amárach takes the viewer into the world of the rosette winners, discovering where in the world they have travelled to in their pursuit of the red ribbon, how they have progressed, or not as the case may be.
The shows may be gone in 2020 but the series aims to celebrate and share the skills, ingenuity, and innovation of the “Best in Show”.
Beidh Aonach Amárach is made by independent production company, Strident Media, with support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund, for BBC Gaeilge and TG4.