Thirteen-week Retrospective of Bob Quinn's Work on TG4
Beginning tomorrow night at 9.35pm, TG4 will broadcast a series of thirteen films by director Bob Quinn, several of which focus on music in Ireland or feature original scores by Irish composers.
Each broadcast will be preceded by an introduction from the director himself, in conversation with Irish poet and writer Theo Dorgan.
Programmes to be aired include: part one of his four-part North African odyssey Atlantean (4 October), which sees Quinn explore the origins of sean-nós singing (see video below); Budawanny (18 October), a 1987 silent movie which features an original score by Roger Doyle; Morris Minor (25 Oct), a 1990 film about an Irish musical emigrant family in Osnabruck, Germany; Póitín (8 November) from 1977, the first Irish-language feature film, featuring a new score by Bill Whelan; and Ceol na Hucaerí (6 December) from 1979 which features the music of tin whistle player Mary Bergin. The series will conclude on 20 December with Quinn’s most recent work, Vox Humana’ (Notes for a small opera), featuring the Galway Baroque Singers.
Published on 26 September 2011