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Song of Granite

A film depicting sean nós singer Joe Heaney’s life, and a marvelous exploration of music and song.


$12 General / $10 Members 104 mins.

Sun, Apr 8



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Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (sean nós). Shaped by the myths, fables, and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost. Featuring performances from Colm Seoighe, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Jaren Cerf, Lisa O'Neill, Damien Dempsey, and sean nós singers Mícheál Ó Chonfhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and beautiful black and white cinematography, Song of Granite is a distinct portrait of Heaney’s life and a marvelous exploration of music and song.

Note: Registrants of Féile na Gaeilge / Irish Language Day beginning at 12:30pm will gain free entry to this film. More information about Irish Language Day can be found here.

Directed by
Pat Collins
Co-written by Pat Collins, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, and Sharon Wholley
Produced by Alan Maher, Jessie Fisk, and Martin Paul-Hus
Starring Macdara Ó Fátharta, Mícheál Ó Chonfhaola, Jaren Cerf, Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and Colm Seoighe

2018 Academy Awards — Best Foreign Language Film — Official Entry - Ireland

World Premiere: 2017 SXSW Film Festival
Run Time: 104 minutes; Not Rated
Language: Gaelic and English

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