The Mall Arts Centre in Youghal was the venue for the Launch of the second season of Youghal’s very own Radio Drama series Harbour View on Thursday night, 9th of Jan. 2014.
Joining the ever increasing number of cast and production crew on the Red Carpet was a host of invited guests including Sandra McLellan TD, Deputy Mayor Mary Linehan Foley, Cllr’s Barbara Murray, Michelle Hennessy and Eoin Flanagan.
Click on the video below to see behind-the-scenes of the making of HARBOUR VIEW (Series Two) at Claycastle Recording Studios and the launch at the Mall Arts Centre.
The brand new series which is due to start on Sunday the 12th of January at 11.45am will see 10 brand new episodes of the popular Drama series return to CRY104fm.
The series written by Sean O Neill follows the trials and Tribulations of the McCarthy Family living in the fictional street of Harbour View in Youghal and the second season continues where the original series finished with Mac ,Mossie and Pat still missing at sea and the large Youghal Community waiting anxiously for their safe return .
Speaking on the night CRY104fm Station Manager Declan Gibbons said Harbour View was an example to other Community Radio Stations around the Country as what can be achieved when local Community Groups works together, Describing it as the perfect collaboration between local writer Sean O Neill , A range of local actors , Claycastle Recording Studios and of course Community Radio Youghal, and the fact that the BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland )commissioned it for a second series shows just how highly thought of the first series was and is a testament to the writing and directing of O Neill and the quality of the finished product from Warren Tivy in Claycastle Recording Studios.
Described by Sean O Neill as social realism the original Series made us laugh and cry in equal measure and saw O Neill deal with such issues as Bullying , unexpected Pregnancy, Mounting debt problems, sporting triumphs and of course tragedy.
Made under the Sound and Vision scheme operated by the BAI , Season 2 sees all the major characters continuing in their roles with former Irish actor of the year Aglish’s Will O’ Brien reprising his role as Mossie , Dungarvan’s Denise O Brien continuing as Sheila , The ever popular Ted O Brien as Mac and popular characters such as Chrissie. Nora , The Sarge and Father Byrne all set to light up the airwaves once more.
All of which means Season 2 is set to be bigger and better than ever and with a number of new characters also making an appearance such as the menacing Debt collector Knuckles Nolan and Mossie’s estranged wife Monica ,it is sure to be compelling listening for the ever increasing audience to Community Radio Youghal on 104fm.
So don’t forget to tune in to Harbour View Season 2 on Sunday Jan 12th at 11.45am and for the repeat at 8.30pm on Wednesday nights.
Community Radio Youghal.
Tel 353 24 92288/91199.
All photos and video by www.youghalonline.com