Music, Poetry & Nature: Film Screening and Talk

October 8, 2023 @ 10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Muintir na Tire Hall, Ballycommon
Music, Poetry & Nature: Film Screening and Talk @ Muintir na Tire Hall, Ballycommon

Music, Poetry & Nature: Film screening and talk

Film: Do Chuala Ceol (I Heard Music)

This creative collaboration between Singer & Composer Fiona Kelleher, Musician Caoimhín Vallely and award winning Filmmaker Dónal Ó Céilleachair brings to life an Irish Suantraí (Magical/Lullaby) Song Cycle based on the poetry of Seamus Ó Céilleachair and Seán Ó Riordán (An Creagar).
This 45 minute film with music, poetry and visuals all coming from Múscraí in west Cork follows the course of the River Sullane, marrying the scenery with the poems and music, while adding elements of animation. Since they are lullabies the film is made like a dream. A young girls falls asleep and dreams the landscape. She finds a magic stone and it’s about hanging onto something that comes out of the landscape. The stone is her point of entrance into the other world, the dream world. This is a totally captivating work and a wonderful accompaniment for Anja Murray’s talk which follows immediately after the screening.

The film will be introduced by Dónal Ó Céilleachair

Talk: Anja Murray, Wild Embrace

In her recent book, Wild Embrace, ecologist, broadcaster and nature enthusiast Anja Murray offers a gentle and effective antidote to eco-anxiety, as she awakens us to the unseen wonders of Ireland’s natural world. Whether in urban or rural settings, Anja shows how to nurture a joyful relationship with the nature on our doorstep and become empowered to make change for the better, from a place of deeper connection and knowledge.

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