Casadh na Taoide @ Achill International Harp Festival 2021
This is a stunning film which is the culmination of a specially commissioned AIHF project ‘Casadh na Taoide – The Turning of the Tide’. Earlier this year, a traditional Galway Hooker, Mac Duach, visited Inishbofin, Inishturk, Clare Island, Achill Island and Arranmore. Onboard were AIHF Artistic Director, Laoise Kelly, Achill native Diarmuid Gielty and project manager Freda Hatton. Travelling between the islands the group encountered musicians, artists and storytellers, as well as many memorable island characters. They have gathered stories of shared heritage and culture, with the hope of forging new connections for a shared future. This film by Heavy Man Films captures the essence of this project, with particular focus on selected artists from each island, including Andrew Murray (Inishbofin), Cathy O’Toole (Inishturk), Beth Moran (Clare Island), Proinsias Mac a’ Bhaird (Arranmore) and Mary Lavelle Burke (Achill).
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