Two of our pilgrims, Donal Dineen and Myles O’Reilly, released a beautiful short film this week that we wanted to share with you. We first saw this when it was screened at The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon Co. Leitrim and are delighted to be able to share the whole film with you. At 30minutes long it is a beautiful meditation on what it means to be Irish, both in the present moment and through our past.
Filmed last July at The Willie Clancy Week, a unique and special week of music making in Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare, the film looks at what it really means to have a folk tradition. The ways in which that is handed down from experienced master to passionate youngster, and what that means for music in Ireland across the generations. To quote the contributor at the end of the piece;
“Passion doesn’t describe it at all…you learn from the community you mix with…and listening becomes the most important skill of all….it’s only when music gets into you that it starts coming out”