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TRADFEST 2011: PROGRAMME 2

In celebration of TradFest2011 we present a programme of rarely-seen documentaries from the IFI Irish Film Archive.

PROGRAMME TWO:

IRLAND – LIEDER FÜR TRÄUMER, MUSIK FÜR REBELLEN
(IRELAND – SONGS FOR DREAMERS, MUSIC FOR REBELS)

Germany’s fascination with Ireland and Irish traditional music was well served by this documentary made by Margit Wagner for Bayerischen Rundfunk in 1967. Filmed in the Abbey Tavern in Howth and at various other Dublin locations, the film provides a vivid snapshot of traditional Irish music in the late 1960s through a series of performances from popular practitioners of the day, including Johnny McEvoy, Bill Power, Dolly McMahon, The Ludlows, Al O’Donnell, Luke Kelly, Ronnie Drew, Liam Devally and Seamus Gallagher. Screening to be introduced by radio presenter and TradFest Artistic Director, Kieran Hanrahan.
DIRECTOR: Margit Wagner
FILM INFO: 40 minutes, 1967, Black and White


THE PILGRIMMAGE OF TI JEAN

In this documentary made by Philip Donnellan for the BBC, French-Canadian master fiddler Jean Carignan visits Ireland to search for the music of Sligo-born Michael Coleman whom he has idolised for half a century. He is accompanied on his travels by a young John Faulkner and Dolores Keane and presents a masterclass in his remarkable fiddle technique along the way. Screening to be introduced by musician, John Faulkner.
DIRECTOR: Philip Donnellan
FILM INFO: 45 minutes, 1978, Colour

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