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Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn
TRADFEST: JIGS ON REELS
Winner of the Silver Bear in Berlin, 1967 Louis Marcus’ short documentary, filmed by Bob Monks, presents an astutely observed record of the Fleá Ceoil in Kilrush in County Clare in 1967. Made at the peak of popularity of Irish traditional music in the 1960s, the film shows Irish and international folk musicians, and their admirers, coming together to listen and play, to sing, dance, drink and enjoy the craic.
FILM INFO: 25 mins, Ireland, 1967, Digital, Black and White