The second season of the collaborative music program “Cumasc” is available now on TG4 player.

Produced by Black Gate Productions, "Cumasc: Seisiúin sa Black Gate" blends beautiful musical collaborative performances with intimate observational documentary and candid interviews.

In 12 episodes filmed in the heart of Galway city,  a variety of emerging and established talents - both Irish and international - come together in celebration of creative exploration and expression. Each episode concludes with the performance of a new piece of music; the result of collaboration between immensely talented artists. 

This is a loving portrait not only of musical traditions shared across borders and oceans, but of the limitless potential of the creative spirit. 

The series features Irish and International acts such as: Iarla Ó Lionáird, Cormac McCarthy, Matthew Berrill, Zoë Conway, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Róisin Chambers, Casper Clausen, Susan O'Neill & Phil Christie, Olesya Zdorovetska, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Myles O’ Reilly, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Jack Talty, Naomi Berrill, Molly O’Mahony, Niamh Regan & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Pauline Scanlon, Caoimhe Hopkinson, Austin Walkin’ Cane, Róis, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, Saileog Ní Cheannabháin & John Francis Flynn, Ríoghnach Connolly, Sidiki Dembélé and Shunya.

“We brought musicians of diverse traditions together for one day, in a merging of musical cultures and creative freedom. We asked them to create two pieces, and ‘Cumasc’ is what unfolded," says series director Mia Mullarkey.

"While filming the series, I had incredibly rich conversations with renowned musicians such as Iarla Ó Lionáird, Zoë Conway, Renaud Garcia Fons and John Francis Flynn. It was a great pleasure observing masterful artists weaving their melodies and traditions together, listening to their insights on the emotions, the craft, the heritage of music. I have no doubt that music-lovers are going to feel moved and inspired when they get to watch Cumasc Season 2.”

Watch the trailer for the new series below:

All 12 episodes of "Cumasc: Seisiúin sa Black Gate" are available for streaming now on TG4 and can be found here.