Fascinating archive of films of Mayo coming to Castlebar

The Irish Film Institute presents A Mayo Ciné-Concert, a fascinating programme of archival films about Mayo accompanied by live music performance at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Tuesday, February 5 at 8pm. This remarkable programme of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive features films made in and about Mayo by amateur and professional filmmakers. It includes: Whaling Afloat and Ashore - the earliest documentary made in Ireland filmed at a whaling station on Iniskea in 1908.

Waters of Providence- a film made by Fr Francis Browne at the Foxford Woollen Mills in 1947, which provides a fascinating record of the community at work, at prayer and at leisure.

The films will be accompanied by a score devised by internationally renowned musicians Colm and Rossa O’Snodaigh of Kíla and harpist Cormac de Barra, who will use instrumental, percussive, foley and vocal elements to produce a dynamic fusion of traditional and contemporary music.

 

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