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Dambé: The Mali Project

Dearbhla Glynn, 93 minutes, 2008

Living out a dream, Irish musicians Paddy Keenan and Liam Ó’Maonlaí travel across Mali on a musical roadtrip, soaking themselves in local traditions en route to the famous Festival au désert. On a slow-paced journey the pair take the opportunity…

The Dance

Pat Collins, 87 minutes, 2021

Michael Keegan-Dolan is one of the most exciting and thought-provoking choreographers working in dance and theatre today. Keegan-Dolan's latest show, Mám, brought the virtuoso concertina player Cormac Begley, the European musical collective ‘s t a r g a z e’…

Flea Ceoil

Louis Marcus, 23 minutes, 1967

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…


Lenny Abrahamson, 95 minutes, 2014

Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) fancies himself as a musician, though his pitiful efforts at song writing don’t suggest a stadium tour is on the cards for him anytime soon, his limited talent unlikely to provide an escape from the day job…

Good Vibrations

Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn, 103 minutes, 2012

Celebrating the true story of a man who used music to stand up to political and religious violence, Good Vibrations sees Belfast music lover Terri Hooley defy the Troubles by opening a record store and becoming the godfather of Northern…

The Graceless Age – The Ballad of John Murry

Sarah Share, 90 minutes, 2023

John Murry was on the cusp of greatness with his highly acclaimed album The Graceless Age (2013) when, addicted to heroin and creatively exhausted, he washed up on Irish shores a broken man. Now, he is ready to retrace his…

Hearing Silence

Hilary Fennell, 12 minutes, 2010

Elizabeth Petcu, a professional flute player, copes with her gradual loss of hearing in this poignant documentary short. Narrating her experiences of her condition and the problems it causes, she reveals a lifelong commitment to the arts that survives despite…

Heyday: The Mic Christopher Story

Alan Leonard, 100 minutes, 2019

Celebrating the legacy of a prodigiously talented Irish singer-songwriter, Heyday charts Mic Christopher’s musical journey from Grafton Street busker to The Mary Janes and rock stardom to the near-fatal accident that radically changed his world view and ignited a drive…

The Job of Songs

Lila Schmitz, 74 minutes, 2022

Travellers from all over the world gather in the village of Doolin, County Clare, hoping to connect with their Irish heritage through traditional Irish music. But things are changing: facing rapid modernisation at the hands of tourism, confronting depression and…

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