(I Heard Music)
Through the Mythical Dreamscape of Múscraí
This new creative collaboration between Singer & Composer Fiona Kelleher, Musician Caoimhín Vallely and 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 cycle of newly composed songs breathes new life into the narrative of these unique poems in an invocation of the fragility and strength of the human spirit and the ever present inspiration and magic gifted to us by the natural world.
The collaboration combines the forces of film and music (live and recorded) in celebration of the unique traditions of poetry and music of the legendary West County Cork Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking Region) of Múscraí.
Please note that this 45min long project is available in two formats:
A) Live Performance Screening
Projected film with a live musical performance by Fiona Kelleher (vocals) & Caoimhín Vallely (piano)
B) Film Screening
Film for standard projection and/or online streaming
Funded through The Traditional Arts Project Award, An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council.
Caoimhín Vallely is a traditional musician focusing on performance, recording, collaborating, composing and arranging.
Dónal Ó Céilleachair is an Irish Filmmaker with a wide-ranging international experience – from across the independent film landscape – including over 50 fiction, documentary and experimental films in a diversity of roles over the past 25 years. His most recent film THE CAMINO VOYAGE is currently on release internationally.
Eagraithe agus Seolta ag/Arranged and Performed by
Scannán / Visuals
Dónal Ó Céilleachair (Anú Pictures)
Bunaithe ar Dhánta / Based on the Poems of
Seamus Ó Céilleachair
Seán Ó Riordán (An Creagar)
Aisteoir / Actor
Beochan / Animation
Ceamara / Camera
Drón / Drone
Geoff Carmody, Wendigo Media
Eagarthóir Cúnta / Assistant Editor
Cartlann / Archive
Peadar Ó Riada
Buíochas Speisíalta Le / Special Thanks to
An Chomhairle Ealaíon – Arts Council of Ireland
Eibhlín Ni Laoghaire
Aoife Granville, Síle Ní Chrónín, Amhlaoibh McSuibhne – Ionad Cúlturtha, Baile Mhúirne, Co. Chorcaí
& Helen Willems Bogel
Eilís Ní Shúilleabháin
Diarmuid Ó Ceilleachair agus Muintir Uí Chéilleachair, An Doirín Álainn Múscraí
Scannánú ar Fud / Filmed Throughout
Múscraí, Co. Chorcaí
Le Tacaíocht/ With the Support of
The Arts Council through the Traditional Arts Project Strand Award.