Flea Ceoil

Director: Louis Marcus

A tribute to the ‘Fleadh’ – a traditional Irish music festival – Louis Marcus’ film was made in the town of Kilrush in Co. Clare in 1967, at the peak of the 1960s resurgence of Ireland’s musical traditions. This intimately observed film records Irish and international folk musicians coming together to listen to and play music, to sing, dance and drink and to enjoy the craic at a festival the film hails as the ‘Mardi Gras of Ireland’.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn.

Silver Bear at the 17th Berlin International Film Festival 1967.

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