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IFI & TRADFEST 2015: THE LONG ROAD TO GLENTIES

This film screened on Sunday 1st February 2015.

We are delighted to once more present two programmes of films as part of our annual collaboration with TradFest.

In 1964 world renowned folk singer and civil rights activist Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014) travelled with his wife Toshi to Co. Donegal to spend a day in the company of elusive folk music legend John Doherty. Doherty (1900 – 1980), a fiddle player, was passing his time as a tinsmith travelling from house to house and playing a form of traditional music of which he was one of the last custodians. For the past 50 years Toshi’s extraordinary film of their meeting has been preserved in Washington’s Library of Congress. It is now revealed to a cinema audience for the first time.

The film introduction by Dr. Conor Caldwell (QUB) and Danny Diamond (Irish Traditional Music Archive), both fiddlers, will incorporate short musical performances.

Also showing as part of IFI & Tradfest 2015 is A Curious Life, find out more here.

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