Our annual Film Morning presents a screening of The Song of Granite (certificate U), Ireland's foreign-language entry for the 2017 Oscars.
Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (sean nós). Shaped by the myths, fables, and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost. Featuring performances from Colm Seoighe, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Jaren Cerf, Lisa O'Neill, Damien Dempsey, and sean nós singers Mícheál Ó Chonfhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and beautiful black and white cinematography, SONG OF GRANITE is a distinct portrait of Heaney's life and a marvelous exploration of music and song.
Saturday 13th October, 10:30am, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First St, Manchester M15 4FN
Following the showing there will be a bi-lingual discussion about about the film and Sean-nós singing.
Prior to the film young musicians from the Tara Ó Carolan Comhaltas branch will play a selection of tunes in the bar.