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It’s that time of year again. Another season of Glor Tire starts tonight on TG4 at 9:30 tonight. It’s a day and and hour earlier than the 10:30pm Wed slot, it’s had for years, but the schedulers wanted a change. If you’re not familiar with Glor Tire, it translates as Country Voice, and is a country music talent show that’s done through spoken Irish, and is one of the top shows on TG4, the national Irish language channel. Nine contestants battle it out with three judges giving comments. The TV audience votes for their favourites. There’s an introduction episode showing all the contestants. Then for 9 weeks, there’s there’s a well known band from the Irish country scene playing with one of the contestants. Next there’s a recap episode reminding you of all the contestants. After that are the live knockout episodes. The three contestants with lowest votes are put before the judges, and they decide which singer to save. The other two go out of the competition. For the final, there’s only three contestants remaining.

 

Here’s some photos from the show going out tonight. You can register your support by voting for your favourite as soon as the show ends.

Technical info: I shot these shows with the Fujifilm X-T2 with 50-140mm and the X-T10 with 18-55mm lens. I used a double strap system to have both cameras with me at all times for quick swapping. I also shot a series of portraits of each contestant, the two presenters and the three judges, but I’ll show that in a separate post.

 

Aoife Ni Thuairisg at Gael Media’s Glor Tire Season 13 for TG4, filmed in The Quays, Galway. Photo by Sean McCormack
Contestent Claire Dillon performing on Gael Media’s ‘Glor Tire’ Season 13, for TG4, recorded at The Quays Galway. Claire was mentored by Jim Devine. Photo by Sean McCormack.
Contestent Sabrina Fallon performing on Gael Media’s ‘Glor Tire’ Season 13, for TG4, recorded at The Quays Galway. Sabrina was mentored by Mike Denver. Photo by Sean McCormack.
Contestent Pat Creaven performing on Gael Media’s ‘Glor Tire’ Season 13, for TG4, recorded at The Quays Galway. Pat was mentored by Keith and Lorraine McDonald. Photo by Sean McCormack.
Contestent Sean Brennan performing on Gael Media’s ‘Glor Tire’ Season 13, for TG4, recorded at The Quays Galway. Sean was mentored by Brendan Shine. Photo by Sean McCormack.
Glor Tire Judges, Jo Ni Cheide, John Creedon and Caitriona Ni Shuilleabhain at the recording of Season 13 in The Quays. Photo by Sean McCormack.
Contestent Caitriona Ní Cheannabhain performing on Gael Media’s ‘Glor Tire’ Season 13, for TG4, recorded at The Quays Galway. Caitriona was mentored by Gerry Guthrie. Photo by Sean McCormack.
Contestent Alanna Maher performing on Gael Media’s ‘Glor Tire’ Season 13, for TG4, recorded at The Quays Galway. Photo by Sean McCormack.
Contestent Dermote Lyons performing on Gael Media’s ‘Glor Tire’ Season 13, for TG4, recorded at The Quays Galway. Demot was mentored by Lousie Morrisey. Photo by Sean McCormack.
Contestent Lauren McCrory performing on Gael Media’s ‘Glor Tire’ Season 13, for TG4, recorded at The Quays Galway. Lauren was mentored by Barry Kirwan. Photo by Sean McCormack.
Contestent Pandy Walshe performing on Gael Media’s ‘Glor Tire’ Season 13, for TG4, recorded at The Quays Galway. Pandy was mentored by Johnny Brady. Photo by Sean McCormack.
Glor Tire Season 13 Contestants and Presenters. L-R Claire Dillon, Caitriona Ní Cheannabhain, Lauren McCrory, Alanna Maher, Pat Creaven, Presenter Pádraic Ó Neachtain, Pandy Walshe, Presenter Aoife Ni Thuairisig, Sean Brennan, Sabrina Fallon and Dermot Lyons. Photo by Sean McCormack
Glor Tire Season 13 Contestants and Presenters. L-R Claire Dillon, Caitriona Ní Cheannabhain, Lauren McCrory, Alanna Maher, Pat Creaven, Presenter Pádraic Ó Neachtain, Pandy Walshe, Presenter Aoife Ni Thuairisig, Sean Brennan, Sabrina Fallon and Dermot Lyons. Photo by Sean McCormack

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